The Coppo winecellars – recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014 – date back to 1892 and are still the heart of production of all our wines.
Recognised as one of the oldest wineries in Italy, in 2012 the cellars were included by Unioncamere in the National Register of Historical Enterprises in view of their having over a century of uninterrupted activity in the same sector.
130 years of history inextricably linked to the history of wine in Piedmont, in particular to the development of Canelli, the birthplace and capital of Italian sparkling wine, and still one of Italy’s most important winegrowing towns today.
THE PLAN FOR 2021/24
130 years after its birth, Coppo is getting ready for a major renovation. New passages are being opened along the tunnels, buildings are being restored, the winemaking areas, offices, visitor itineraries and tasting rooms in the UNESCO cellars are being doubled in size and modernised. The thread of the past is being interwoven with that of stories still waiting to be written, in an ambitious project that we cannot wait to reveal.
The recovery of the
We have redeveloped the cultural and historical buildings above the Cellars, recovering an early 20th century silkworm farm, where the new offices will be located, and the old 17th century manor house which will be home to the new wine shop. We were guided by the urban-environmental redevelopment and transformation to lay the foundations for new synergies between the town and the agricultural activities that are the backbone of our production.
The new bottling plant
We have incorporated a complete bottling plant, including an end-of-line palletising system, into our recent investment plans to further upgrade the entire production department and achieve greater environmental sustainability, including water recovery and energy-efficient plant management thanks to state-of-the-art technology.
The goal is to improve business efficiency and increase the quality of work for our employees.
New experiences in the Cellar
Thanks to the historical and cultural recovery of the Cellars, we will be offering the chance to visit them in their entirety in absolute safety, displaying glimpses of the various geological stratifications that have succeeded one another over the millennia allowing visitors to better appreciate our subsoil, a source of enormous complexity and differences between hillsides and micro-zones, each with its own peculiarities.
This won’t be just a place to sleep when you return from days spent outdoors, quite the contrary! Our holiday home can enrich your travel experience. Not merely a comfortable place to stay, but an opportunity to experience this area like a real local, coming and going as you please, at your own pace.
THE UNDERGROUND CATHEDRALS
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE
The historic Coppo wine cellars have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site: a prestigious recognition that fills us with pride and makes the Underground Cathedrals a temple devoted to wine, its history and man’s hard work.
Built probably from the 18th century as small storage cellars, and then renovated and extended during the 1800s and 1900s, right through to their modern renovations and arrangements, the historic Coppo Cellars run beneath the Canelli hillside, extending for over five thousand square metres and reaching a maximum depth of forty metres.
History, pride and elegance
Today, the winery produces mostly Barbera, Metodo Classico sparkling wines, Chardonnay and Moscato d’Asti, labelled proudly with the “Canelli” mark, indicating that they are made in the sub-zone created recently to highlight the excellence of the Moscato wines produced in this area. The estate’s range of products includes some of the most classic DOCG wines made traditionally in Piedmont, from Gavi to Barolo, which Coppo is entitled to vinify outside of the production zone by virtue of the winery’s historical importance. History, Piedmontese pride and the pursuit of elegance are the hallmarks of all Coppo products.
Sparkling wines Metodo Classico
TOURS AND TASTINGS
Our winery tours, divided into seven different experiences, present the estate’s history and production, offering insights into the grape varieties of Piedmont, vineyard management and traditional winemaking methods. Visitors can choose from three different formulas to personalise their experience and make it more exclusive.
We are currently updating our electronic booking systems. You can also write to email@example.com and contact the winery every day (except 25 and 26 December), from 9.30 to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m., tel. +39 0141 823146.
The Coppo winery is open to visitors every day, including weekends, by appointment only.
You can purchase the full range of Coppo wines directly from our shop. From Pomorosso to the Riserve della Famiglia, from Monteriolo to Barolo, through to our ‘A Licia’ Alta Langa sparkling wine, available exclusively from our WINE SHOP, as well as our Metodo Classico sparkling wines. All our wines are characterised by elegance, finesse and a remarkable ability to stand the test of time.
The wine shop is open every day, weekends included, from 9.30 to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 to 6 p.m.