The antique Distillery was founded in 1885 by Francesco Trussoni, who had the brilliant idea of creating Grappa di Nebbiolo da Barolo, the first “single-grape” distillate in history. In 1922, the estate passed under the management of Mario Montanaro and his wife Angela Trussoni, who, along with their son Giuseppe, became the worthy heirs of a rigorous methodology, perfecting the production processes by introducing the use of steam stills.
The guided tour of the Montanaro distillery is divided into three moments. The first takes visitors to see the production area, where the original, historical copper stills, which have been operating since 1885, are housed. Here, where the marc used to make the grappa is received, distilling takes place in copper cauldrons, the methyl and ethylic alcohol are separated, and the grappa is slowly and constantly created, guests are introduced to and accompanied on the discovery of the antique art of distilling.
A visit to the historical cellars then follows, with a chance to see its ultra-centennial barrels. The methods and characteristics used to age the grappa are explained and this is one of the most exciting moments of the visit, thanks to the perfumes that inebriate our guests, awaiting the final moment: tasting. A journey in crescendo, from the youngest grappas to the oldest, to grasp all the nuances that this product is capable of giving our palate. It is also possible to taste Barolo Chinato, Grappa and Camomile Liqueur, Bianco Montanaro and our prestigious Brandies, aged in barrels for over forty years.
At the new Montanaro Shop, our clients can find a series of typical products chosen by us and sold under the Montanaro Food brand, a small selection of Eataly products and the precious wines of the small and larger producers of Langhe and Roero, who supply the marc used to make our grappas.
A group of companies united by a passion for hard work and the desire to fully satisfy their clients await you, in places where not only will you have the chance to appreciate their many wonders, but also the experiences they offer. A journey that you, yourself, will create, discovering lands, stories, food and wines, narrated by those who live and work here every day. A journey among historical residences, winery tours, tastings and relaxation, characterised by the finest hospitality and cuisine.
A privileged view of Langhe, Roero and their history.
Over 150 years of vines,
men and wines.
The simplicity of goodness and beauty, accompanied by the warmest of welcomes and excellent organic Barolo.
a mater brewer.
Stories of the Riviera dei Fiori
among age-old olive trees.
and memorable cuisine.
The historical memory of Italy
in its cellars, since 1761.
Get to know the real alchemists,
perfumes and aromas of grappa.
A natural jewel hidden
between mountains and sea.