On the magical hilltop town of Barolo sits one of the region’s most historic estates: Giacomo Borgogno et Figli. Established in 1761, this producer is steeped in the history and resultant ascendance of the regal Nebbiolos of the region. Indeed, Borgogno was present at the lunch to celebrate the pact of Italian Unification in 1861 and was served at the banquet to honor Tsar Nicolas II of Russia in 1908. The acquisition of the estate by the Farinelli Family in 2008 signaled a new beginning for the winery while remaining committed to its ethos of staunchly traditional winemaking. Renovations to the winery have taken place along with the conversion to organic farming in 2015, yet the wine is still made as has for generations: indigenous yeast fermentation, manual punch downs, and aging in large Slavonian oak botti. Giacomo Borgogno’s holdings of 20ha of some of the most esteemed crus in Barolo (including Cannubi, Liste, Pietro, and Fossati), make it one of the most prestigious wineries in all of Italy.