Local food and wine tasting at Uccellaia in Val Nure near Piacenza
- Visit a real gem, small organic winery run by family Nicoletti
- Enjoy local grape varieties as Croatina, Malvasia di Candia and Barbera blended with Merlot and Sauvignon
- Taste the wines with local, delicious and authentic food as Gnocco Fritto, cold cuts and cheese
- See the Val Nure, a lush valley near Piacenza towards the Apennines
This tour is related to the story of the Nicoletti family.
They decided to leave Milan in 1977 and buy a property in the middle of nowhere in Val Nure, near Piacenza. The area grew up rapidly in term of wine and food quality and they understood the organic wine philosophy as turning point potential since 1998.
Now the winery Uccellaia is run with bright passion by the mother Chicca with Giulia and Lalli, the daughters.
L'Uccelaia property lies on several hectares, 15 hectares dedicated to grape growing and remaining host chestnut and oak, woods where many kind of birds take shelter, including owls, and that is why the name “l'Uccellaia”. (uccello meaning in Italian is bird).
Family Niccoletti is also horses passionate and over the years has become an important horse breeding, all horses' names were taken from birds species such as Astore, Albastrello, Allodola, Albanella, Basettina, Ciuffolotto.
The produced wines (Colli Piacentini DOC area) mainly represent the terroir, Malvasia, Gotturnio, Barbera but they also grow international grape varieties as Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. They produce seven wines, three red, one rosè, one white and two bubbly.
A family member will introduce you to the vineyards, the cellar and barrels and barriques room, followed by a "merenda piacentina", local authentic, genuine cold cuts and cheese paired with three excellent wines. What else?
- Vineyards and winery tour
- Wine tasting
- Food pairing
Via Scalabrini, 2, 29121 Piacenza PC, Italy
Azienda Agricola Uccellaia - Località Albarola, Piacenza T. [+39] 339 7830722
On highway A1 take exit Piacenza Sud Take second exit at roundabout and follow the freeway towards GENOVA (S.S. 45). At the end of the freeway at rounabout take third exit towards GENOVA – BOBBIO – VAL TREBBIA. Drive 10 km until Nirviano, at traficlight turn left towards VALNURE / GRAZZANO VISCONTI. Drive 2 km and at the end of the road turn right towards BETTOLA. At trafic light in Villò turn right and take the steep road towards UCCELLAIA/COLLI PIACENTINI. Stay on this road when it became dirty, pass the wood and the vineyards at the end of the wood. After the pink house turn right, you are at destination.
Minimum required to activate the tour: 4 people
- From Monday to Saturday
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