In the 18th-century family farmhouse in the center of Arignano, the Balbiano wine cellars welcome visitors from all over the world every day, attracted by the fascinating museum of farming utensils and historical toys that tells the story of a passion that has lasted for more than 80 years. Freisa di Chieri still accounts for 89% of the cellar’s production
Francesco Balbiano, assisted by his son Luca, endowed with dynamic entrepreneurial vision, and enologist Giampiero Gerbi, a supreme professional, produce the wine in three versions: sparkling, still (Surpreisa) and Superiore (Federico I il Barbarossa). The family’s bond with the local area is such that they have transformed an abandoned plot at Villa della Regina, a Savoy residence in the Turin hills, into one of the world’s rare urban vineyards. Its grapes are used to make Freisa di Chieri Vigna Villa della Regina. The other red wines produced are Barbera, Bonarda and Cari della Collina Torinese. We also recommend the Malvasia di Castelnuovo Don Bosco and the Rosato dell’Arco and the Bianco dell’Arco. Since 2019, the Balbiano cellar leads the Urban Vineyards Association, which brings together some of the most important urban vineyards in the world, from Paris to New York.