Luigi Voghera

Nestled smack dab in the middle of Barbaresco country in Piemonte, in a small village called Tetti (commune of Nieve), lies this beautiful estate. In 1974, Luigi Voghera and his wife, Pinuccia, opened up this lovely winery to focus on what their own grapes do best. Luigi has since passed on, but his son Livio has followed in his father’s footsteps to a tee, and does an extraordinary job of making wine from their naturally grown 50 acres of vineyard. From the most well-crafted Moscato that no one realized was out there, to their intense and full-structured Barbaresco, the house of Voghera is a diamond in a sea of jewels.

Wine Appellation
Nebbiolo Piemonte
Arneis Langhe, Piemonte
Barbaresco Piemonte
Available in: Maine, New Hampshire
Grown: Italy
Piedmont (Piemonte)
Piedmont, in the north-western corner of the Italian Peninsula, is arguably Italy's finest wine region. Piedmont is often described as the 'Burgundy' of Italy, a reputation due to its many small-scale, family wineries and a focus on quality. What Burgundy does with Pinot Noir, Piedmont does with Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo grapes are behind four of Piedmont's DOCGs: Barolo and Barbaresco (two of Italy's finest reds), Roero and Gattinara. Barbera is Piedmont's workhorse grape, although it is responsible for a growing number of superlative wines. The third red grape of Piedmont is Dolcetto, used to make dry red wines. Although known as a red-wine region, there are three white wines which are known the world over. The first two Moscato d’Asti and Asti Spumante, both made from Moscato grapes. The third is Gavi made from the Cortese grape.