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About us

Partly a castle, partly a convent, partly a church in the past... today mainly a winery.

Vercesi del Castellazzo is a family-run winery located on the slopes of the Oltrepò Pavese hills, in the municipality of Montù Beccaria. The winery occupies the manor house, a charming historic building erected on the very spot where, before the 12th century, there was a castle owned by the Beccaria family, a noble family from Pavia. On several occasions, the building was fought over by local aristocrats and was often the object of assaults and subsequent reconstructions. At the end of the 16th century, Aureliano Beccaria donated the building to the Barnabite Fathers. The monks built a convent between the end of the 17th and the beginning of the 18th century and the pharmacy they operated there was quite important in the area. The Fathers continued their activity until the beginning of the 19th century when Napoleon, during his Italian campaign, confiscated church assets, including the convent in Montu' Beccaria. Today the college, the apse and the entrance to the church, built in 1700 and dedicated to St. Aurelian, are all that remains of the building.

Despite its imposing appearance, the castle, which dominates the small village of Montù Beccaria, features no towers, battlements, arcade porches, corbels, or open galleries with gothic-style four-light windows. However, the ancient medieval building, which has undergone major transformations over the centuries and lies on a natural terraced property surrounded by gentle hillsides entirely covered with vineyards, bears testimony to a long-standing wine-growing tradition. The Vercesi family, who among its other activities, had long been engaged in wine growing, purchased the historic building from the Cisalpine administration in 1808 and used it as a residence and as a place of business. In signing the purchase deed before the imperial notary in Stradella, Eugenio Vercesi di Michele (1757-1848) acquired not only the building but also the important historical heritage of the site.

This is the historic site where we are developing our passion. Our focus is on research and innovation as well as on trade policies that aim to increase our competitiveness in the top-quality wine market.

Azienda Agricola Vercesi del Castellazzo
Via Aureliano Beccaria, 36
27040 Montù Beccaria (PV) - Italy
Mobile.: +39.335.5456320 (Gian Maria Vercesi) - +39.349.7588859 (Marco Vercesi)
e-mail: vercesicastellazzo@libero.it
VAT N. 01907820185

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