Situated in the Piedmont Region of north-west of Italy, boasts more than a century of history. In the 8th century, the document signed by Carlo Magno already testify the presence of a “Cortem magnam nominam Gabianam”. In the remote 1164, Federico the 1st granted the investiture to the Marquis Guglielmo II of Monferrato. From this time the Castello di Gabiano was an important strategic and economic place, theatre of wars, passing over to the Montiglio, the Paleologo and the Gonzaga until the duke Ferdinando gave it to Agostino Durazzo Pallavicini in the year 1622,
granting him the title of Marquis of Gabiano.
The city’s archives of the XIII century already narrated the quality of the grapes and the wine production of Gabiano. Today Giacomo Cattaneo Adorno, the last Marquis of Gabiano ,together with his wife Emanuela, passionate and determined, directly engaged in an intensive wine production, are above all committed to capture the characteristics of the terroir to extract the raw material.
In this way they can assure that the wine making tradition of the family, updated with the current oenology knowledge, can stand comparison with great secular wines. Gabiano cover itself one of the oldest and smallest DOC in Italy: “A Matilde Giustiniani” Gabiano DOC Riserva. All other wines produced are DOC and DOCG: “La Braja” Barbera d’Asti DOCG, “Il Ruvo” Grignolino del Monferrato Casalese DOC, Rubino di Cantavenna DOC, “Gavius” Monferrato Rosso DOC, “Castelvere” Monferrato Chiaretto DOC, “Corte” Monferrato Bianco DOC, , “Adornes” Barbera d’Asti Superiore DOCG, “Castello” Piemonte Chardonnay DOC.
The castle offers also a charming and exclusive accommodation. After few years of careful restoration, the Hunting Lodge is now open with 4 Luxury Suites and 2 Apartments. This is the place where to savor and discover the fascinating world of wines. At the castle grounds, during the summer, guests can enjoy the relaxing and intimate atmosphere of the private swimming pool. The wine tasting room and the annexed Wine Shop offer the opportunity to buy and taste beside the wines of the estate, a wide selection of km zero local products. The Farm Restaurant “3 Orologi” newly open and located in the ancient court, invites to indulge with the “tasting” experience by sampling the “suggestion of the day menu” and try organic food and traditional recipes. The immense view on the unspoilt countryside is worth itself a visit.
The castle is surrounded by a wide 5 hectar Park, including a Labyrinth. Guests will be able to walk around this real monument documented as one of the rare example of historical garden of Piemonte.