About the Winery
Cascina Gilli lies in the Basso Monferrato, between Castelnuovo Don Bosco and Albugnano, on a spine of hiltops composed of greyish-white terra bianca, with uninterrupted expanses of vineyards in every direction, a terroir that has always produced wines prized for their full body and complex aromas.
Cascina Gilli comprises a historic villa built in 1700 and 20 surrounding hectares. Gianni Vergnano, who has directed the winery estate since 1983, has poured into it his efforts and passion, with the result that Cascina Gilli stands as one of Piedmont’s most prestigious and influential wineries. A large proportion of the labor over the years has gone into recovering grape varieties native to these hills, and that has substantially contributed to the respect Cascina Gilli has won for its Freisa, barbera d’Asti, Bonarda Piemonte, and Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco.