In 2014, the vineyard landscapes of the Roero, along with those of the Langhe and Monferrato, were declared UNESCO World Heritage, due to their being an “exceptional living testimony of the historical tradition of the cultivation of the vine, of the wine-making processes, of a social, rural context and of an economic fabric based on the culture of wine.”

The Santa Vittoria estate is perched on a steep hill on the left bank of the Tanaro River, overlooking the neighboring Langhe and dominating the valley below. Its tower dates back to 1386, and it stands in the eponymous village of Santa Vittoria d’Alba. Here, in soils of marine origin, consisting mainly of sand and calcareous sandstone, vineyards are ideal for producing white wines that are fruity and aromatic, and red wines that are elegant and smooth, all of outstanding prestige.

Santa Vittoria’s winemaking philosophy is aimed at enhancing the grapes’ potential while reducing oenological practices that tend to cover or soften their innate characteristics.

In 2016, enologist Giorgio Lavagna joined Santa Vittoria. Born and raised in Piedmont, graduate of the Oenological School of Alba, he has significant background and experience in Piedmont, including collaborations with several highly distinguished wineries such as Batasiolo and Bruno Giacosa.

Since then, Santa Vittoria has vinified, refined, and bottled its prestigious wines in their new cellars in Serralunga d’Alba. Here, oenological technology is carefully balanced with traditional practices to produce the very best expression of the indigenous varieties.