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Visit La Gatta

Welcome to La Gatta

When you arrive in Valtellina, approaching Bianzone, and you turn your gaze towards the sun-kissed vineyards, you can't help noticing the splendid grange.

La Gatta, built in 1500, was converted from an old Dominican monastery offering pilgrims a place to stay into a place of pilgrimage for lovers of Valtellina wines. You can spend many a happy hour in close contact with all aspects of this Valtellina winery: strolling through the vineyards, touring the original cellar and discovering the elegance of the Nebbiolo grape by tasting Triacca wine.

We wish you an enjoyable and interesting visit!

Vineyard walk

Valtellina vineyards clamber up the steep slopes of the Rhaetian Alps, supported by innumerable dry stone walls, built stone upon stone with great effort and ingenuity. These terraces offer improved exposure to the sun for optimal ripening of the grapes. A short walk, shown in orange, and a longer one, violet, will guide you between the rows of our Nebbiolo vineyard so you can experience mountain viticulture at first hand.

Cellar tour

Wines made from the Nebbiolo grape are rich in tannins and polyphenols, contributing to a long shelf-life. As young wines, they taste fresh and very fruity. Having been sufficiently cask and bottle aged, they acquire the desired maturity and elegance. Constructed in the sixteenth century, the conditions in the cellars of our former monastery provide an ideal and authentic ambience for ageing.

Tasting

After your stroll among the vines and the cellar tour you can sample the local wines in our attractive tasting room, savouring reds and whites. You'll find out a lot of interesting information about the winemaking process but not only that: at La Gatta you'll have the opportunity to taste the excellent wines from our other, Tuscan, estates.

Outdoor lounge

Our al fresco lounge offers a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside, which you can enjoy from the soothing ambience of the old monastery as you savour a delicious glass of wine. It is inviting to pass the time in convivial contentment in this lovely corner of the estate.
With the addition of a selection of locally produced cold meats and cheeses, your visit to La Gatta will leave your tastebuds ringing and indelible memories.

The private church

The emblem of this old edifice is the church bell tower, whose Christian symbol reminds us of the faith practised by the original residents. For a hundred years or so, Dominican monks lived and worked here. In addition to praying, they took steps to ensure the land flourished and, helped by being well-exposed to the sun, the grapevines thrived too. The old cellars bear witness to the significant consumption of Bacchus' nectar even in those days.

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La Gatta estate in Valtellina, surrounded by the sun-kissed terraces
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Ideal conditions for ageing wine exist in the monastery's old cellars
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Wander round and discover for yourself paths among the rows of vines, the dry stone walls and nature in the vineyard
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Sample our white and red wines in the tasting roomCappella a La Gatta

The small, attractive private church of the Dominican monastery