wine producer


Region: Piemonte


In 1973 Ernesto Dellapiana left his established paper business and the city to pursue his lifelong dream of wine-making. Returning to his family's 18th century estate in Rizzi, a major grape-growing area of the commune of Treiso, he re-established vineyards that had once belonged to his family.
1974 was Cantina Rizzi's first vintage. In 1984 he reacquired Cascina Boito, measuring 14 Ha, and in 1997 Villa Manzola. Between 2004 and 2007 three more aziendas were purchased in the cru Pajore. Today the estate exceeds 36 Ha.
Dellapiana's daughter and son Jole and Enrico (respectively) have been working alongside their father since 2004, with Jole overseeing accounts and Enrico agronomy and distribution.


Located a few kilometers from the Piedmontese village of Treiso, the ‘Rizzi Cru’, a typonym of the hill on which it sits on, is a gem of the Langhe and Roero area towards Alba.
The Rizzi farmhouse and estate, with a history dating back to around the year 700, is surrounded by the Barbaresco vineyards and Langa hills.
The Rizzi winery produces several typical wines of the Langa area: Barbaresco, Langhe Nebbiolo, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Chardonnay, Alta Langa and Moscato d’Asti.
Rizzi’s vineyards cover 44 hectares, of which half are in Nebbiolo for Barbaresco. The remaining part is divided into Dolcetto, Barbera, Moscato, Freisa, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These vineyards are located in 6 large wine-growing areas of Barbaresco, with altitudes varying from 220 to 430 meters above sea level.