Tenute Baldovino

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Tenute Baldovino
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For Baldovino visits are part of a road you have to make to understand what wine is really about. This part of road initiates in the vineyard.In our collection of products , above the traditional wines such as barbera, nebbiolo and dolcetto, we present many rare vines such as gamba di pernice, a rare local type, then pinot noir, syrah and blends from the others 16 vines from our estates, this comes as a result of years and years of research, in the vineyard and in the cellar. Moreover in the Selezione Baldovino , our premium line, you can find special products like a 14 years aged wines, a range of barbera from the 80's , and also 10 year old pinot noir and syrah.
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Johann&Sandra
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We don't normally review wineries because it's pointless - there are hundreds if not thousands of them in Italy and each has its own unique flavor. However, Tenute Baldovino was someplace a little special, so we thought we should share.

Baldovino is a family-owned, family-run vineyard, as it has been for five generations, starting in 1902. The family's passion for winemaking shines out of every pore. Like everything else at Baldovino, the tasting room of is quite different - strikingly artistic and modern decor mixed with starkly traditional furnishings. We were invited in by Carlo Baldovino, who was so excited and passionate about his winemaking that it was infectious. He is a young guy, with very good English and boundless enthusiasm and can't imagine doing anything else. We were also met by the family dogs, including a new litter of pups, which added a fun dimension to the experience.

Carlo's sister brought us delicious hors d'oeuvres like Crostini, Salami, and other things that just kept on coming. They were well paired with the types of wines they poured us as well. One thing Carlo has tried to introduce to the traditional families of local wines is a variety of blends using different grapes. The results are sometimes mixed, but you never know until you try.

After a lovely tasting experience, we went up the hill to where they are planning to construct a new tasting area. Here they'd set up some picnic tables, with 360° views of the countryside and the village. We enjoyed one of their dessert wines with some homemade tiramasu with vines all around and took lots of photos. Carlo's dad, Remo, came up and met us at this time. We were all stuffed beyond belief from the nice food and a bit tipsy from the generous tastings, and left with a big smile on our faces from the very personal and enjoyable experience. It was so informal compared to the other vineyards we visited during our stay, so personal, enthusiastic and friendly. The type of place you feel like you're instantly close friends.
Written August 23, 2011
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ASMClermontFd
Clermont-Ferrand, France48 contributions
Family
After our visit and tour with Carlo we were sad that we had not scheduled more time in the region. Carlo's enthusiasm and passion for his wine and pride for this region was contagious. We had planned an afternoon tasting with him on a stop-over while going to Tuscany. After bad weather and a trip that was double the anticipated time, Carlo was generous to offer a reschedule tasting on Sunday and invited us over for lunch. Four of us participated in the tasting and our 2 children had lunch with us as well. We loved learning about the different wines and grapes of the region as well as Carlo's philosophy and expression that he puts into his wines. We enjoyed the variety from the young "daily" wines to the older, robust bottles. His family made us feel so welcomed and prepared a wonderful lunch for us. It was the highlight of our vacation and I cannot emphasize enough how much we enjoyed our time and the wines. We bought a few bottles to take with us and will be ordering more to ship back to France. Our kids also enjoyed playing with the dogs at their house and our visit into town to see some underground cellars where the wine was once prepared (the location is now a lovely carpet store and exposition area but he was kind enough to open it for us on a Sunday). We are looking forward to planning a return trip to the region when we can stay a little longer and visit with him again. Carlo speaks English and French and will surely welcome you with open arms. Come, drink and enjoy the warm Italian hospitality!
Written February 26, 2013
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Katiereciperx
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States11 contributions
Couples
I cannot say enough about our amazing experience at Tenute Baldovino. We were greeted by the passionate young winemaker, Carlo, and proceeded to spend several hours tasting, eating, and moving to multiple locations to really understand his unbelievable area and product. The tasting room was in his family home and we tried many wines as they were paired with delicious authentic Piemonte cuisine made by his mother and served by his sister. Even his father came in from the fields to share a glass with us, not once, but twice. We also got lots of love from his dogs! The wines were exquisite and we tasted many different types and vintages. We also visited his wine cellar to see where the wine was aged and even walked up into his fields to take in the amazing view! We also traveled into Costigliole d'Asti to see the castle and stop in for a drink at his friend's restaurant, Sinoira. We talked for hours and truly feel like we made a new Italian friend! We have been to many wineries over the years and rarely has the visit paired such unbelievable product with such an authentic experience.
Written November 4, 2012
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delraycat
Geneva, Switzerland75 contributions
Friends
I visited Tenuto Baldovino with three girlfriends for a celebration birthday lunch. It was the most incredible lunch I have ever eaten, and Carlo, his sister, his father and his mother all made us feel quite welcome, not to mention their brood of lovely puppies who greeted mine like a long-lost brother.

Most of us are experienced at wine tasting, and we agreed that we had never attended a tasting where we liked ALL of the wines presented. We did like all of the wines at Baldovino. The food that accompanied our lunch was delicious - you have not lived till you taste rubbiola cheese drizzled with honey - and was served in a wonderful tasting room that uses re-purposed crates for the bar and features a long wood table, wood-burning fire, and warmly-coloured walls (using a wine-infused colourant, a unique decorating technique). Carlo speaks Italian, English and French (at least).

After lunch - and I must admit, a bit of a buying spree - we went touring about the countryside, ably guided by Carlo, visiting the vines and the wine cave, among other locations. In brief, it was not so much a lunch as an experience, delightful at every turn.

It's a tad hard to find, but look for the distinctive gates and cobblestone courtyard (as pictured in the image with the woman in a pink jacket).
Written February 26, 2013
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Per_Britta
Helsingborg, Sweden2 contributions
Couples
Tenute Baldovino is a little special winery.
Baldovino is a family-owned, family-run vineyard, as it has been for five generations, starting in 1902. The family's passion for winemaking shines out of every pore. Like everything else at Baldovino, the tasting room of is quite different - strikingly artistic and modern decor mixed with starkly traditional furnishings. When we arrived Carlo was busy with other visitors so we got a glass of water and then look around. We meet Carlos dad who not spoke English but what we could understand he was a lite bit angry that we had to wait. After a while we were invited in by Carlo Baldovino, who was so excited and passionate about his winemaking. He is a young guy, with very good English and boundless enthusiasm and can't imagine doing anything else. We were also meet by the family dogs, including a new litter of pups, which added a fun dimension to the experience.

Carlo's sister brought us delicious hors d'oeuvres like Crostini, Salami, chesses and other things that just kept on coming. They were well paired with the types of wines they poured us as well. One thing Carlo has tried to introduce to the traditional families of local wines is a variety of blends using different grapes. The results are sometimes mixed, but you never know until you try.

After a lovely tasting experience for about 2 hours and with a visit of Carlos dad that had picked some hazelnuts to my wife we were all stuffed beyond belief from the nice food and a bit tipsy from the generous tastings, and left with a big smile on our faces from the very personal and enjoyable experience. It is place you will come back to next time you are in the neighborhood.
Written October 9, 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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