Located in Cureggio (Novara, Piedmont) La Capuccina is a marvelous “Cascina” (an old, renovated farmhouse), hosting the restaurant and agriturismo owned by the husband & wife duo of chefs Gianluca and Raffaella Zanetta. Soon after opening his restaurant, inspired by the passion for the native grapes of his land, Gianluca set out to make his own wine. He acquired two small vineyards in the rolling hills of the nearby Fara DOC, one of the tiny appellations in the Alto Piemonte area, planted exclusively with Nebbiolo and Vespolina. Gianluca is a firm believer in sustainable agriculture and refrains from using any synthetic chemical, both in his vineyards and in the garden that supplies all the produces for his kitchen. As with his cuisine, which aims at the purity and wholesomeness of the flavors and is based entirely on natural, local products and ingredients, Gianluca has a very non-interventionist approach to his wines. All wines are fermented spontaneously with native yeasts, and only large Slavonian oak “botti” are used for aging. With the aid of his vineyard manager & cellar master, Gianluca is crafting elegant, refined wines that are precise, clear examples of the grape varieties they are made with.