Calamandrana, the heart of the Monferrato, declared Unesco‘s World Heritage Site.
Cantine MaCrì are situated in Calamandrana, in the heart of the Monferrato which has been declared Unesco’s World Heritage Site.
The historical building dates back to 1866. First it was built to be an agricultural school. Then the underground cellars were used for the aging of Piedmontese wines.
Near the secular building there is the modern factory of the winery. Here the processing of the grapes takes place, from crushing to bottling.
"MaCrì" is the name chosen by Massimo and MariaCristina, who started this adventure a few months ago, after developing different experiences. Massimo has worked with passion and dedication in this area, after his enological studies. Accuracy and determination have always been the main qualities of his work. MariaCristina has become interested in wines thanks to her granddad, Pietro. He made genuine wine with grapes from “Garbazzola“ vineyard since the 1960s until some years ago. All the members of our family took part in the harvest with cheerfulness and carefree. Wines were kept in the “crotin”, little cellars dug in the tuff.
Nowadays also Federica Corti, who is Massimo and MariaCristina’s daughter, collaborates in the winery. She deals with the reservation of the guided tours and is involved in the management and reception of the customers.
Quality and genuineness
Our winery makes wines with the same commitment of a time, ensuring the genuineness and quality of its products.
The refinement into barriques, which are in the historical cellars, occures at a controlled temperature and gives to the wine unique scents and hints.
“Cavallotti” is the name assigned to the wines by an uncle, who made them popular in his region and also abroad last century.
Our winery is going to keep a close connection with the tradition.