Cantina Josetta Saffirio

Cantina Josetta Saffirio, Monforte d'Alba: Hours, Address, Cantina Josetta Saffirio Reviews: 4.5/5

Cantina Josetta Saffirio
4.5
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
About
Josetta Saffirio winery is producing wine for over two hundred years, in Monforte d'Alba, in the heart of Langhe. Saffirio Cellar is a family business. Sara, daughter of Josetta, cultivated vineyards with love and passion, tying the tradition inherited from grandparents to modern cultivation techniques and cellar, sustainability and environmental friendlines.Everything is oriented with a view to reducing carbon footprint, in order to bequeath to their children a healthy earth and generous, capable of producing one of the largest and most famous wines in the world, like Barolo. Aware of the wonders that surround us, Sara welcomes guests involving them in activities that go beyond simply tasting. The visit in the company becomes an immersive experience, where visitors become the protagonists to live an emotion destined to leave their mark. Besides the possibility to choose between different packages we offer, the winery is available to study private events based on the needs of each. The great outdoor space, a park, a romantic walking trail and breathtaking scenery are the ingredients to give to wine lovers, families and anyone who wants to live an unforgettable experience.
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Sweden1,042 contributions
Personal touch
Jul 2020
One of my favorite producers in the Barolo area. We had booked an appointment and sneaked in through the gates on the back of a lorry coming to pick up some wine. Sara didn’t notice us, so we had to wait a bit. But that made the day. Talking about the confusion made it very relaxed and we she asked if we wanted to go with her to look after a vineyard she just recently had bought (“You must have seen winemaking a hundred times, this can be more interesting”) we gladly accepted. We spent a couple of hours driving there and back, walking in the vineyards talking of the realities of winemaking, different markets all over the world, what to grow and where – even discussing parenting during corona-period and more – we loved the day, and the tasting. Absolutely lovely!
Written 13 May 2021
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koen931
Mechelen, Belgium18 contributions
Disappointing
Aug 2019
We booked a "wine and food experience" for 50€/person with a duration of 3.5hours. This was our last (of a long list) during our holiday stay. For 50€, I expected thus a good meal with good wines as this was the highest price we paid for this kind of activity and have had some superb other experiences.
The tour through the cellar was interesting but average.
The meal was basic but tasty. It was prepared in a restaurant 8km away and then transported to the wine house. The dishes were all (intended) cold dishes. But they served the dishes extremely fast, so I felt as a goose eating. We booked it as afternoon activity (from 12h15 + 3.5h) but were out before 14h.
They have several different Barolo wines. But they offered us none of their Barolo's even we were charged 50€/person.
The other wines were good but it's not difficult to find (much) better in this area for same price.
I felled ripped of paying 50€ for this 1.5hour medium quality wine and cold food experience.
Written 1 September 2019
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sck68
Grayshott, UK151 contributions
Horrible
Oct 2018 • Friends
This was a wine tasting with lunch. The wine tasting process was ok as they were described very well and the wine is lovely. However ... The quantities for the tasting and lunch were below par. The food was horrific and even though we don’t eat raw meat and that is the local food the rest was minimal and not appealing to the 4 of us. Went away hungry and had to go to a local restaurant to eat something. In comparison to other wine tastings we have done this was the worst and don’t recommend. If you have low expectations than this is for you otherwise skip it.
Written 14 October 2018
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louiseholgersson
Gothenburg, Sweden2 contributions
Very good vineyard
Sep 2018 • Friends
You must go here! Very nice and knowledgeable staff. Interesting walking through production and then a good wine tasting. We can definitely recommend this place
Written 7 September 2018
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ChaseyK
Concord, OH316 contributions
Bellissimo
Aug 2018 • Couples
We warmly greeted by Marco on our first visit to the Piedmont region. We started the tour with a nice espresso as it was a little bit of a journey on our drive that August morning. We viewed the vines and a couple ‘castles’ that were points of reference. We then discussed the requirements of Barolo under the DOCG guidelines, which were more strict than we thought. We then toured the wine making areas, which having been on more than one tour in Napa, we are familiar with the process;, however, the other half of our group were ‘newbies’. There were a few interesting areas including the aging areas and the labeling process. After a thorough look in these areas, we began our tasting. The outdoor setting has a lovely view and even though it was warm outside, the breeze and shade made it perfect. The tasting began with a sparkling white and ended with a lovely grappa. There were 6 other wines tasted in between, with the highlight being the Barolo. We went at our own pace and a nice description was given before each pour as well as if you wanted a little more to make sure you liked it, they easily obliged. I will not get too specific on the price list, but they could easily charge literally 5-10x and still have the cost be a fair number. They do ship back to the U.S. as well as offer online sales; however, don’t take Chassie K’s word for it and head to Josetta Saffirio for try the king of Italian ones on your own.
Written 8 August 2018
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conjuror88
Philadelphia, PA702 contributions
A must see
May 2018 • Business
We recently went for a cheese and truffle hunting tour here. The guide Marco, really very informative, and answered all our queries. He explained the winery from beginning to end, in great detail and acuity.
Truffle hunting was done with Luca and his dog, Willie, very well trained and quick. While searching for the truffles Luca explained how the dog is trained from birth to search for the priceless truffle. He releases Willie on his own and eventually he found one, Luca pulls to out, smells it, hands to Marco, and it is still early in the season, but highly aromatic.
Willie soon finds another one. It was a great experience and one that you should not miss.
Going back to the winery, we are shown the machinery, barrels, cement barrels, labeling, packaging and the works. Each step is well depicted and succinct. At the end we have a wine and cheese tasting of their famous barolo wine. I still favoured the Moscato d'art, very smooth, light and pleasing to the mouth matched along with the cheese. The Nebbiolo Alba brut rose, also smooth. The Barolo was not my fav.
Marco was great, and so was Luca and of course Willie, the truffle hunting dog.
Excellent day out in the vineyards.
Written 7 June 2018
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Jim D
Florida103 contributions
Perfecto tour of the winery
May 2018 • Couples
We joined a group of five others for a tour of this winery. Marco our host and tour guide was the best!!! The wine was wonderful and the snacks were plentiful and tasty. We were celebrating my wife’s birthday and Sarah the owner and Marco made it very special with extra treats for us. This tour is highly recommended and thank you again Sarah and Marco for a great and memorable experience
Written 17 May 2018
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nooratuulia
Helsinki, Finland18 contributions
A must experience!
Sep 2017 • Friends
Visited the Josetta Saffirio winery in September with my siblings and friends when travelling in the Langhe area and attented a private wine tasting. When arriving to Josetta Saffirio we met Sara and our host Marco. Marco showed us the cellars and how the wines are made at the Josetta Saffirio winery all the way from fermentation to labelling and everything in between.

The wine tasting was lovely and we were overwhelmed of how friendly Marco was explaining us in great detail everything about their wines. The wines themselves are top notch!

Would highly recommend and already looking forward to the next time!
Written 1 October 2017
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Thanks a lot! See you soon! Sara and Marco
Written 4 October 2017
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mtngirl50
Los Angeles30 contributions
Not to be missed!
Nov 2016 • Couples
We visited in November (truffle season - hurray) with family and had an amazing cooking class and winery tour experience at Josetta Safirio. We loved seeing the cellar, learning about the wine, and watching the bottling and labeling taking place before our eyes. I am in awe of how many great wines there are to be had in such a small area! We purchased many bottles to enjoy on our travels, and our son figured out how to order more online, they were that good.

Our class was just our group with the chef, Matteo Morra, taking us through a whirlwind tour of traditional piemontese dishes. We started with the steak tartar; chopping, chopping, and chopping, and finally coming close to mastering the technique. The dish may not have looked the same as a professional would have it, but it was scrumptious with truffle oil. Next came the egg with truffle - another winner! Risotto cooked in barolo was the next dish - I wonder how something so simple can be so delicious. I loved learning Matteo's secret for preparing broth, and have not purchased broth again! The main dish was beef slow cooked in barolo. We prepped the dish so we learned the technique, but he brought an already prepared dish to serve us. The final course was a zabaglione with dessert wine from Josetta Saffirio - stunningly wonderful and more refreshing than using the heavier marsala.

The food was lovely, and we learned some new cooking techniques, but honestly the best part was the time spent with Matteo Morra, a young chef from the area. Anyone familiar with the series, "Chef's Table", will understand when I say that spending the time with him, listening to the stories he told about how he developed as a chef as he helped us prepare the meal, gave us an appreciation for the food we ate that is hard to come by. Simply put, and not as eloquently as he would do it, he believes in letting the ingredients shine, so does not overwhelm dishes with more than 4 or so flavors. We were so taken by his cooking and charm that we had to try his restaurant while in the area and loved that experience as well.
Written 21 February 2017
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Dear Guest! Has been a pleasure host you at the cellar and we hope to have you back very soon! Sara Vezza, owner
Written 26 February 2017
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Redconnie
13 contributions
Cooking class at Josetta Saffirio
Sep 2016 • Friends
I have known Sara/Josetta Saffirio for several years now. Her wines have always
been top notch and we have taken many friends to her cantina for wine touring and tasting. This time, however, I brought my two girl friends for a cooking class at the winery. Sara has started adding other events within her business. Our Chef was Matteo Morra and he owns a restaurant, same name, in nearby Barolo. We learned how to make 5 different local cruisine courses: Carne Cruda, Egg with Black Truffle, Tajarin pasta, veal sirloin (Fassone) and Zabajone dessert. We stopped between each course to eat what was just made and parred with a different Josetta Saffirio wine. Our experience was delightful and total fun! For me, learning how to make the the traditional Tajarin was on the top of my list. Easy and so delicious! We received the recipes for each course and took home our aprons. Recommend highly!!
Written 27 September 2016
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Thanks sooo much! It was a pleasure to host you! Hope to see you soon
Written 29 May 2017
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