"Humble, down-to-earth, yet intensely driven, Renato Vacca is making some of the most exciting wines in the region. Vacca’s holdings are concentrated in and around the Ovello vineyard, a site long noted for its combination of cooler microclimate and poor soils, which give structured, age-worthy Barbarescos. Not only were the wines from Cantina del Pino among the standouts of my tastings, they also happen to be among the best values in Barbaresco. In short, I can’t say enough good things about the wines of Renato Vacca. Readers owe it to themselves to check out this up-and-coming producer."

Antionio Galloni - Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate.

Cantina del Pino is a small family run winery located in the hills overlooking the iconic Barbaresco tower, the village and the Tanaro River.

~ With our Barbarescos we use a 20 - 30 day maceration time in our recently expanded winery with temperature and humidity control.

~ We then age for two years in wood and one to two years in the bottle. A longer bottle age is given to our reserve wines.

~ Bottle storage is consistently maintained at 15°C

~ We don't filter or fine our wines.

~ Fermentation is done in stainless steel temperature controlled containers for optimum management.

~ Our winemaking philosophy is that we want our wines to reflect the terroir of Barbaresco and there is nothing done to manipulate them.