The estate

Taking a walk through the cellars and rooms of the Castle is like going on a journey over ten centuries long, where history and present go hand in hand.


The estate covers 35 hectares, 15 of which are vineyards. The rest of the property is made up of woods and meadows, with olive groves and fruit orchards, as well as hedges and cypresses. Red grape varieties predominate in the vineyard, especially cabernet sauvignon (Castello di Grumello owns most of the Cabernet vines in Valcalepio) and merlot.
The other red grape varieties are moscato di Scanzo and the native merera. The remaining vines are white grape: chardonnay, pinot grigio and two resistant varieties (or PIWI) – bronner and johanniter.

The historic cellar

The dungeons of Castello di Grumello became a wine cellar about a century ago, but they previously served all sorts of purposes – from sharecropper shelter in winter to blacksmith’s workshop, food pantry or timber and hay store. The cellar has plenty of stories to tell and its charm is still intact. It’s not easy to make modern wines in a medieval space, but it does have its advantages.

The ideal climate

We have natural air conditioning, with a perfect balance between temperature and humidity. Plus, the old icehouse and water cistern are still in operation and help to create the ideal climate for fermentation and wine ageing.

Technology, with moderation

Our wine-making philosophy is based on using machinery and equipment only when strictly necessary. There are, of course, rooms for destemming and crushing, spaces for the steel fermentation tanks, a barrique cellar, an area for ageing on French wood – divided between barriques, tonneaux and the famous egg-shaped Nomblot concrete wine tanks.