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Since 1700

Villa Fornace

A unique architectural example in the area for the richness of its interiors and the magnificent English garden that surrounds it. The original structure of the 1700s was built on the foundations of an ancient kiln (fornace).

Dive into the Belle Époque

The internal rooms of Villa Fornace have perfectly preserved furnishings, vaults decorated with original stuccoes and floors. The double-height main hall is majestic, with a stone balustrade and splendid decorated ceiling.

The winter garden and the Orangerie

The winter garden inside Villa Fornace, used as a theater during the war, then as a games room, still retains interesting grillage with architectural motifs and false perspectives.
The orangeries, commissioned by Countess Anna Giorgio Vilmercati di Vistarino at the beginning of last century to shelter citrus trees in winter, instead overlooks the park from the Villa.

Villa Winter garden Orangerie

Villa Winter garden Orangerie

Villa Winter garden Orangerie

The winery

Heirs of a tradition

Completely renovated in 2017, the winery honors the legacy of Count Augusto, whose pioneering spirit forever transformed the Oltrepò Pavese landscape and laid the foundations for a new Italian wine history.
The modern winery, the wine shop and the tasting room of Rocca de’ Giorgio offers its guests a unique experience in the scene of Italian Pinot Noir. A place where art and history meet each other, where design and architecture alternate harmoniously with the refined and noble style of the historic residence Villa Fornace.

The tasting room

The elegance of anthracite gray and the austerity of steel create a very strong visual contrast with the materiality of the wood of the barriques, all rigorously purchased from the best French producers: the Conte Vistarino winery is a space where modernity continually confronts itself with the heritage.

A state-of-the-art winery

In 2017 a new path officially began, a project started in 2016 and established by the realization of the new and modern winery next to Villa Fornace.
Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment, here we process the whole grapes exclusively by gravity, both for red and white vinification, as well as for the sparkling wine bases.

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The museum

Three centuries of stories

The Conte Vistarino Museum traces 300 years of history which have market the winemaking destiny of the Oltrepò Pavese: from the notebooks of feudalism to the poetry of the art historian Carlo Pedretti donated to Countess Lavinia Giorgi di Vistarino, passing through the correspondence with Cavour and King Vittorio Emanuele III.

A full-immersion story in a family tradition that, over the centuries, has been able to keep intact its drive towards research and self-improvement.

Gala and job at court

The two souls of the Estate, the rural and the master one, coexist within the museum as a memory of the relationships that founded the family. On the one hand, in fact, the collection of the vintage ceremonial dress and, on the other hand, the ethnographic collection of agricultural equipment, naturally coexist.

The Wineshop

The wineshop of Pinot Noir

A place that is a mandatory crossing point, where – sitting in front of the Estate and next to the modern winery – you can admire the passing of the seasons, tasting and buying Conte Vistarino wines in a cosy and informal environment.

In the vault of the Conte Vistarino wineshop there are some precious vintage bottles, available for sale, to bring home a piece of the Oltrepò Pavese history.

The aperitif, beyond Pinot Noir

At the Conte Vistarino wineshop, wine and food enhance each other: the tastings of the wines that make the winery famous are in fact accompanied by local products researched and personally selected by Ottavia.

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