Casa Moscata is an early 20th century farmhouse with its own vineyard. A full renovation has just been completed, turning it into a modern, comfortable country home in Piedmont while maintaining its original and typical local features and atmosphere.
The new owners picked it among many because it is located on a small “headland”, perched on the hills around Canelli, surrounded by vineyards of Moscato grapes on three sides. The house owes its name to its location.
All around the house is the garden, which was designed by the owner to blend in with the surrounding landscape. It offers magnificent views of the vineyards and shaded areas to relax under the pergola and the two beautiful existing old growth trees, the fig and the persimmon. On the lower part of the garden is the 13 x 4 mt infinity pool overlooking the hills.
Casa Moscata is located only 3 km from Canelli, a market town with a long enological tradition, which is known for having fostered the development of Asti Spumante. Canelli is situated at the center of the Langhe Roero and Monferrato wine growing region which, with its vineyard landscape, hilltop villages, cellars, farmhouses, medieval towers and castles, was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. It is also famous for its “underground cathedrals,” enormous wine cellars dug into the hillsides and vaulted in brick, which were designed and built for the production of spumante.
The region is known throughout the world for its wines, Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera and Moscato, to name but a few, and it is easy to organize excursions from Casa Moscata to discover the numerous local producers, both large and small, to meet the owners, and to taste and test their wines.
The many excellent restaurants that are scattered among the hills and towns offer options that range from Michelin starred establishments to more rustic farm to table agriturismi.
Nizza Monferrato is twenty minutes away by car, while Asti and Alba can be reached in about half an hour. These surrounding towns offer numerous festivals and public events throughout the year, such as the Palio d’Asti and two renown truffle (tartufo) fairs: Fiera Regionale del Tartufo, and the Fiera Internazionale del Tartufo d’Alba with its enogastronomic highlights and the presence of many among the best chefs of the region and beyond.
The calendar includes several artistic and musical events in every season such as Suoni delle Colline di Langhe e Roero and the Roero Music Fest in the summer months.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS IN PIEDMONT
Wine tasting: We can organize wine tastings by local producers at the house as well as yoga sessions and floral design workshops to create fresh countryside handtied bouquets.
Chef: A cook for a special dinner at home can be organized if requested in advance.
Hiking and Bike: The house is an ideal starting point for walks and bicycle excursions. Electric bicycles are available for rent in Canelli.
Golf: Golf Club Margara, an 18-hole course in Fubine (38 km) and Golf Club Città d’Asti a 9-hole course in the outskirts of Asti (27 km). A bit further Golf Club Villa Carolina in Capriata d’Orba (47 km)
A selection of board games is available for guests.
Canelli - Caselle Airport Torino: 120 km
Canelli - Malpensa Airport Milano: 160 km
Canelli - Cristoforo Colombo Airport Genova: 108 km
For groceries, butchers, pharmacy and everyday needs: Canelli which is 3 km away. Local market Tuesdays.
Casa Moscata can also be booked for private events and as a location for photo and video shootings.
The house is built over three floors: on the ground floor a large fully equipped designer kitchen and a dining area seating ten persons with a fireplace, ideal for warming up in autumn and winter. The kitchen has direct access to a portico, for al fresco lunches and dinners, equipped with outdoor sink, wood burning oven and barbecue. A laundry/utility room opens off of the kitchen. Also on the ground floor one finds a studio, a small guest bathroom and the living room with fireplace which opens onto the pergola facing the swimming pool and the vineyards.
On the first floor there are two bedrooms - a corner double with ensuite bathroom and a second double bedroom with its dedicated bathroom -, the TV room and an independent suite which includes a studio on this floor and a large double bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the second floor.
On the second floor there are further two connected twin bedrooms and a bathroom.
Weekend in autumn: 2 days: 2.500 Euro
Casa Moscata is a non-smoking house.
Pets allowed on request: Final cleaning 200 Euro + Extra damage deposit: 500 Euro
Included: bed linen, towels, pool towels, electricity, firewood, wifi, gas, water, heating during autumn and winter months, weekly and final cleaning.