"Caves cooperatives de Donnas" WineCooperative
The municipality of Donnas boasts a tradition in the cultivation of grapes as demonstrated by numerous historical documents, including one from 1214, and even Napoleon, in May 1800, had the opportunity to learn about Donnas wine. And it is precisely to preserve these noble wine traditions that a group of winemakers, in 1971, after obtaining the Controlled Designation of Origin for Wine Certification, formed a cooperative with the specific aim of protecting and guaranteeing the quality and genuineness of their wines.
The cooperative has a processing capacity of 1.700 quintals of grapes, and production is about 120.000 bottles per year.
White DOP (Protected Designation of Origin) wines: Pinot Gris, Dernier Soleil (Pinot Gris late grape harvest)
Red and Light Red DOP wine: Donnas Supérieur Vieilles Vignes, Donnas Napoléon, Donnas, Nebbiolo Barmet, Nebbiolo Picotendro, Larmes du Paradis
Other productions: Rouge des Caves, Blanc des Caves, Ronc (red), Donatium (red-flavored wine), Magie (sparkling rosé brut), Grappa di Nebbiolo Caves de Donnas
There is a retail outlet with the following hours: from Monday to Saturday from 9.00 am – Midday and from 2 pm – 5.00 pm; Sunday from 9.00 am – midday and from 3 pm – 6 pm. Sale of wines and grappa.
It is possible to take a guided tour of the winery and also to follow a tourist route through the steeply sloping terraced vineyards via monorails and barmet. In Donnas it is also possible to visit the Wine Museum.
Single visits or a visit with a maximum of 3 people are possible during the week from Monday to Friday during opening hours and in accordance with the work in progress. A reservation is required if there are more than 3 people.
It is possible to make reservations for tastings.
Fast tasting: tasting of 4 wines accompanied by breadsticks: € 5 per person.
Slow tasting: tasting of 4 wines accompanied by cold cuts and cheeses from Valle d’Aosta: € 10 per person.
Languages spoken: Italian, French and English
How to get there
PONT-SAINT-MARTIN – DONNAS ROUTE: from the Pont-Saint-Martin motorway exit, turn left onto SS26 and continue for about 3 km (we are on the state highway, on the right with a large square).
VERRES – ARNAD – HONE – BARD – DONNAS ROUTE: from Verres motorway exit, turn right onto SS26 and continue for about 13 km (we are on the state highway, on the left).