Oddero Estate and Winery is a historic name among Barolo producers. The winery’s roots go back to the end of the 18th century when the Oddero family began to make wine under their own name. The wine cellars, located in the frazione Santa Maria of La Morra, are raised up on a natural terrace and overlook the hills of the Langhe. Immersed in a sea of beautifully tended vineyards, this winery cultivates 35 hectares of the best cru of the Langhe and Asti territories to make some of Piedmont’s most renown wines. Run for generations by men, it is now in the hands of Mariacristina and Mariavittoria, the daughters of Giacomo Oddero, a Barolo patriarch and a man whose fame reaches beyond the Langhe. The company dedicates its full attention to the winemaking process, blending ancient wisdom and modern production techniques with patience and tenacity, from the pruning of the vines to the pressing of the grapes, up to the ageing of selected vintages. Oddero vines grow in some of the best and sunniest sites (known as sôri) on the hills in the Barolo and Barbaresco zones and beyond. These are wines of value and finesse, and are perfect expressions of the Piedmontese terroir.
Oddero is proud to count among its vineyards some of the best sôrì (sunny sites) of the Langhe such as Vigna Rionda in Serralunga d’Alba; Brunate in La Morra; Mondoca di Bussia Soprana in Monforte d’Alba; Rocche di Castiglione, Fiasco and Villero in Castiglione Falletto, as well as Gallina in Neive, Bricco Chiesa and Roggeri in Santa Maria di La Morra and Collaretto in Serralunga d’Alba. The winery also owns the Cascina Fiori in Trezzo Tinella, where Moscato d’Asti is grown, and Barbera d’Asti Nizza vineyards in Vinchio, in the province of Asti, a historic area for this variety.
The Oddero winery is located in Santa Maria, a hamlet of La Morra, at Borgata Tetti 28. One part is used for winemaking, while the other historic section, dating back to the end of the 18th century, is used for maturing and ageing the wines. Every generation has contributed to the buildings, while keeping intact the L-shaped outline, characteristic of Langhe farmhouses.
The wines are vinified in stainless steel, while the refining and ageing takes place in large Slavonian and Austrian oak barrels with some use of newer French oak barrels. In addition to the historical parts of the property the Oddero estate now boasts a new wine which employs the use of solar panels and was created completely from recycled materials.