Cascina Albano

Cascina Albano, Barbaresco: Hours, Address, Cascina Albano Reviews: 5/5

Cascina Albano
5
10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 18:00
About
Cascina Albano was born in the heart of Langhe, on the hills of Barbaresco, from Vacca family, who has been now producing wines for more than three generations. The winery was founded by grandfather Marco and his son Natale at the beginning of the 80s. Passionate about the land where they were born, they decided to name the winery after the hill on which it sits: Alban, which means “kissed by the early sunshine”. The passion for our job and the fascinating relationship between vines and man, give us the courage to improve every day the expression of our land and our history through our wines. They are able, like a never-ending book, to tell the story about the harmony between the different parts. Modern creativity together with a focused vision of agriculture and enology, allows us to enhance the unique features of our wines and our hills. In every sip of one of our wines, you will the passion of grandfather Marco, the patience of Natale, and the creativity of Marco.
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1-2 hours
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Katie
2 contributions
Impromptu wine tasting
May 2021
While they were fully booked for the day and we were unable to tour the winery, they let us taste their wines in between tours. Both were very friendly and willing to answer any of our questions even though they were busy. We will definitely be going back next time we are in the area.
Written 29 May 2021
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DugongKechil
Singapore, Singapore39 contributions
Passionate young winemaker
Sep 2019
This is a small family estate / producer from a long line of winemakers. Marcus, a young man who I think will make a name for himself in years to come has gone out on his own, even drawing the artwork for his labels.
Born into a wine family and university trained in the art and science of winemaking, Marcus is full of both knowledge and passion for his craft. This made the tour of the winery more interesting than most. We visited 4 wineries in Barbaresco over 2 days, and enjoyed this tour the most.
The tasting includes the full range of wines, grissini, cheese and salumi. I believe the tour fees were waived with our purchase of 6 well-priced bottles.
Written 19 October 2019
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Thanks! It was a pleasure. I hope to meet you again soon!
Written 2 February 2020
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Taylor H
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Outstanding wines and friendly atmosphere
Aug 2019
Cascina Albano was a top highlight of our trip to the Langhe region. Highly recommend a stop at this family-run winery located at the top of a hill just outside of Barbaresco. Marco gave a friendly and informative tour, including his family's winemaking history and all the details of every stage of the grape growing and wine making process. Marco is so passionate about his work and it clearly shows in the final product. The tasting was wonderful, with a thoughtful discussion of the multiple wines we tried (which were all outstanding). Loved it and hope to come back someday!
Written 5 September 2019
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Many thanks! It was a pleasure for me to share a part of this beautiful world with you.
Written 7 September 2019
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Nicholas G
Verwood, UK10 contributions
Winery visit and wine tasting
Jul 2019 • Couples
I have just returned from a visit to Turin to visit my son and his partner. They arranged a visit to this winery in Barbaresco. My wife and I have paid many visits to various wineries in this area. This winery was by far the very best yet. Our visit was hosted by Marco Vacca who is the son of the present owner. Marco combines the formal education of a modern wine producer with all the passion of a family long steeped in wine production. The range and depth of his knowledge was superb. He even had large glass containers showing the different soil compositions of his vineyard and he then explained the effects this has on the different vines grown in his vineyard.

After the informative talk we got down to the business in hand - namely tasting wine. Even here he was both knowledgable and helpful. We tasted all that he produces and as we tasted he explained where in the vineyard they were grown and how both the topography and the soil influenced both colour and taste of the wines. All in all it was the best winery visit we have made in almost ten years of visiting the area.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating - or in this case the buying. I have never before bought more than a couple of bottles due to transporting them back home. On this occasion I bought 12 bottles. Marco is fully geared up for shipping and my wine was home in five days properly packed in polystyrene cases.

If you want the best vineyard experience in this area then go to Casino Albano you will not regret it.
Written 22 July 2019
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Many thanks for the nice words, it was a pleasure for me to share a part of this beautiful world. I hope to meet again soon!
Written 7 September 2019
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MangoWinetaster
mango68 contributions
Full of passion for the wine
Nov 2018 • Couples
My daughter arranged a wine tasting here for my birthday.

It was wonderful to experience such passion for the wine and the environment in which its made and we live in.

We must return when the wine in Terracotta is ready to try .......always interested in innovation and different ideas.

Wonderful to try Freisa and know that old traditions are trying to be maintained it is harder to find this old variety of wine.

Highly recommend this very informative passionate producer.
Written 9 November 2018
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Thanks for your visit! It was my pleasure, I hope too meet you again soon!
Written 7 September 2019
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Elena459
Kelowna, Canada45 contributions
Wonderful wines with knowledgeable host
Sep 2018 • Couples
We read about this winery on trip advisor and decided to go there. The countryside is breathtaking and we couldn’t have chosen a better place. The owner is a sixth generation wine maker, well educated and passionate about his wine-making. We sampled all of his wines and liked every one (not usual). We also learned about Barbaresco and the many varieties of grapes grown in the area. Don’t miss this winery.
Written 12 September 2018
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Thanks! It was my pleasure. You are alwais welcome at Cascina Albano
Written 7 September 2019
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vibekese
Oslo, Norway24 contributions
Excellent visit!
May 2018 • Family
We absolutely loved our visit and tasting with Marco. So knowledgeable and passionate. The wines were wonderful!
If you should visit just one vineyard in the area, choose this one!
Written 25 May 2018
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Thanks for sharing with me few hours!!! I wait you next time here at Cascina Albano!!!
Written 15 June 2018
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Michal M
3 contributions
Amazing winery!!
May 2018
Me and my husband passed by the winery by accident and Marco, the owner, was amazing !!
Amazing wine, tasty and the place is very nice. I highly recommend on coming to this place.
A fun and cool expierence.
Written 24 May 2018
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Thanks! It's always a pleasure to share my passion and my wines! I hope to see you soon!
Written 25 May 2018
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explorer
148 contributions
Small family-run winery
Nov 2016 • Couples
Very small family-run winery, we arranged a visit and we were very warm welcomed. They have a very nice story around the wine, to share with visitors and the tasting was a very nice experience. We really liked the time spent there, totally recommended, if you don't have expectations to see a mass production winery.
Written 27 November 2016
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Good morning. Thanks a lot! We were really happy to have you here. We're glad you appreciated our wines and the history of our family! We hope to see you again. All the best. Marco
Written 23 May 2017
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Mpmav1
New York City, NY110 contributions
Incredible!
Nov 2016
I'm a bit embarrassed it has taken me this long to review. My wife and I had the absolute pleasure of touring this incredible winery in October 2016. If you are hesitating at all... please go! We had one of the best winery experiences of our life! (Seriously)

A bit of background... I'm from New York and definitely know my way around a bottle of wine. I attend 4-6 wine classes in the city every month and know my way around wine. All this is to say, these people know what they are talking about.

The tour was incredibly informative, the winery makes very strategic (and expensive) decisions to ensure their wines reflect the terroir and region, and not the wine makers style. It's bold but balanced and unique. I will not tell you the wine price (don't want to spoil that surprise), but needless to say, would be at least double if not triple in the States.

And lastly, they are a small shop and the family who runs it is just spectacular and are using sustainable and responsible practices.

Thank you guys for such an incredible experience!
Written 24 November 2016
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Hello! I'm a bit embarrassed too since it took me a while to answer you! Anyway thank you very much. It was a pleasure to have you here, to share with you our experiences and taste our wines together. Thank you for your great opinion, your words matter a lot to us! We hope to see you again. All the best. Marco
Written 23 May 2017
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