An ancient farm in a beautiful corner of Val d’Arda close to Castell’Arquato
The history of our farm
The Pusterla winery is located in a beautiful corner of the Val d’Arda on the Piacenza hills: gentle hills covered with woods, fields and vineyards; ancient villages where you can spend pleasant moments of relaxation: Castell’Arquato, Vigolo Marchese, the ancient castles of Vigoleno and Gropparello.
The history of the Pusterla is lost over the centuries, on the left side of the Chiavenna stream the remains of the rustic villa of a Roman colonist were found, on the same site a fortress of the Obertenga family was built around the year 1000. The fort was destroyed in 1314 by the armed forces of the Visconti, lords of Milan, and rebuilt in 1400 by the Pusterla family, whose successors sold it to the families of the current owners at the end of the Second World War.
The vineyards surround the farm
Pusterla winery exends on an area of 36 hectares all together, 23 of which are vineyards.
The favorable exposure of the vineyards, the poor fertility of the sandy-clayey soils, the low natural yields and the careful agronomic care reserved to vineyards and aimed at respecting as much as possible the natural biological rhythms allow us to harvest grapes of excellent quality, the only sure starting point for arriving at an excellent wine.
The wine-making and the old aging cellars
The transformation cellar equipped with modern equipment allows you to work at best in the winemaking and transformation process of the grapes so as to maximize the quality of our wines typical of the Piacenza hills.
Our reserve wines are refined in oak barrels in the ancient cellar of the castle in a naturally ideal environment for the maturation of wines destined for aging.