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Ca del Baio Winery

Ca del Baio

Ca del Baio is a tiny family winery in Treiso, a village near Barbaresco and just north of Alba in Italy's northwestern Piedmonte region. Their wines are made from Nebbiolo, sometimes called the "diva" of Italian grapes - temperamental, low yielding and late ripening, often compared to Pinot noir in its variability.

Ca del Baio is owned by the Grasso family. Giulio Grasso is assisted by his three lively daughters, Paola, Valentina, and Federica, continuing a four generation tradition starting with founder Luigi Grasso.

The Grassos own vineyards located both at the winery (45 acres) and in the nearly villlage of Asili, respected as one of the best grape growing areas in the region. While best known for their Nebbiolo based wines, they also grow Dolcetto and Barbera and make a Chardonnay as well.


Ca del Baio Barbaresco Asili 2010

Wine Advocate 95 Points

Purely awesome. The best Asili yet from our friends at Ca del ...



$38.95 Regular

Ca del Baio Barbera d'Alba Paolina 2012

It always makes sense to have a Barbera in the house - such a versatile wine. The Paolina, from one of my favorite Barbare...



$14.95 Regular

Ca del Baio Nebbiolo Langhe 2012

I'll spare you the flowery descriptions - Ca del Baio is giving this wine away! I can't recall a Nebbiolo that has been ...



$14.95 Regular

Ca del Baio Langhe Chardonnay "Luna d'Agosto" 2012

Unoaked Chardonnay from Italy's Piedmont - damn straight. One of the wines I look most forward to this time of year, it...



$14.95 Regular

Ca del Baio Barbaresco Valgrande 2010




$34.95 Regular

Ca del Baio Dolcetto d'Alba "Lodoli" 2011

A ‘very Piemontese’ wine which displays simplicity and straightforwardness. Cultivated in the township of Treiso on the le...



$14.95 Regular

Ca del Baio Barbaresco Marcarini 07

The most recent arrival in the Ca’ del Baio winery. Their first Cru Macarini was made in 2003 from a vineyard only 10 ye...



$33.95 Regular

More About Ca del Baio Winery

below, the road to Ca del Baio

the road to Ca del Baio

The Grasso's home and winery are situated in Treiso. Their cru Barbaresco vineyards are located in Treiso (Valgrande and Marcarini make up 25 hectares, the bulk of their holdings) and the town of Barbaresco proper (Asili and Pora vineyards). The winery produces about 8000 cases a year, about 4000 of which are Nebbiolo and the rest are a combination of Dolcetto, Barbera, Chardonnay, and a bit of Moscato.

The Grassos farm their vineyards using "agricultura integrata" - roughly equivalent to Oregon's sustainable practices. Minimal chemicals are used on the soil and the winemaking usually uses naturally occuring yeasts. Consulting winemaker Beppe Caviola (Ca'Viola Winery, "Winemaker of the Year" 2002 Gambero Rosso) has consulted with the Grasso family for two decades with tremendous success. Ca del Baio has received the highest ratings from Gambero Rosso, and high scores from Wine Advocate, for their very reasonably priced wines.

below, three generations of the Grasso family

three generations of Grasso family

below, the town of Barbaresco

below, floor of Ca del Baio winery entrance

Ca del Baio winery entrance

below, aerial shot, Ca del Baio Winery and vineyards

Ca del Baio winery entrance

below, the town of Barbaresco

town of Barbaresco

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