Piedmont, Scurolengo

Sant’Agata winery is located in Scurzolengo, one of the seven communities in Asti province of Piedmont where the Ruchè Castagnole D.O.C.G. wine is produced.

Sant’Agata is a family-owned wine estate established in 1916, when founder Stefano Cavallero built his farmhouse and wine-cellar in a traditional style. The winery has been managed by Franco Cavallero and his brother Claudio, who is the oenologist, since 1990. Claudio oversees the technical side of production while Franco manages the commercial part of the business.

Cantine Sant’Agata produces wine from its estate vineyards, insisting upon an ecologically sensitive approach to pest control, which will ensure low yield per hectare and no toxic ambient impact.  The wines are produced in very limited areas which stand out as some of the most important in the Piedmont region today. The winery’s product range includes wines from the main vineyards of the area - some famous and popular such as Nebbiolo, Barbera, Grignolino and others more unique and sophisticated such as Ruche. The Sant’Agata’s specialty is Ruchè that produces “Na Vota”. Seven hectares are currently devoted to Ruchè vines. Sant’Agata also produces excellent Barbera d’Asti, Grignolino d’Asti, and two types of Monferrato Rosso. According to the owners, the perfect soil for the vine variety is in an area located between Castagnole Monferrato and Scurzolengo in Asti province.