Avezza Farm is a family owned winery located in northern Italy, Piedmont region. The winery is situated in the hillside of Canelli overlooking the charming Canelli’s historical old town. Here we mainly produce sparkling and red wines of top quality.
Our estate was established in 1956, when Paolo’s grandfather Natale, known as Talein, bought the farmhouse, after working as a sharecropper for years on several farms in the Asti district. Natale was joined immediately by his son Aldo, the youngest of his five children, in the management of the two hectares of vineyards that surround the farmhouse. The estate’s structure changed little, other than the fact that in 1987 Paolo Avezza took over, aided by his father of course. It was in 2001 that the estate as you know it today was born. Two important territorial projects were being launched at that time: Spumante Alta Langa and Nizza, in which we had great faith and which encouraged us to vinify the grapes grown on our estate to make high-quality wines. In order to do this, the cellar was renovated and the vineyards were increased to seven hectares, thanks to the purchase of vineyards in Nizza Monferrato.
In 2019 the property was bought by a Norwegian family, Lyhus. The Avezza family and the Lyhus family work together with the purpose to make this quality wine and the regions wine the recognition it deserves.
Our estate now consists of a total of eight hectares of vineyards and the grapes are grown using the espalier training system and the Guyot method, with green pruning and thinning to improve the quality of the grapes. The soils are the best in terms of composition and the microclimate is ideal. Our Barbera is cultivated in clayey-silty soils in the municipality of Nizza Monferrato, and the vineyards located in Canelli (Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Moscato) occupy well-exposed calcareous/marl soils. The yields per hectare range from 7.0 tonnes for Barbera used to make Nizza ”Sotto la Muda”, to as much as 11 tonnes for Spumante Alta Langa, as required by the production regulations. The latest EU directives aimed at reducing the use of pesticides and fertilisers are observed in the vineyard, in order to minimise the impact on the environment.