Tenuta Tamburnin, whose origins date back to the late 18th century, is located in Castelnuovo Don Bosco, which has always been a “land of saints and wine”, in Basso Monferrato Astigiano. It is situated in the province of Asti, although only about 20 km from Turin and about 10 km from Chieri.
A long, majestic avenue of acacia trees, whose pruned branches were once used as support poles in the vineyards (and today are used as fuel for heating the company buildings), serves as the entrance to Tenuta Tamburnin, which consists of 20 acres of land, of which there are 9 acres for the vineyard, 2 for hazelnut groves, meadows, woods, and a small vegetable garden for the family’s own cultivation.
For its attractive setting, its buildings and the historic winery, Tenuta Tamburnin has been listed as a heritage site of historical and scenic interest.
Tenuta Tamburnin is proud member of the Diwinexport Consortium which was set up in 2014 with the aim of promoting internationalisation among small wineries.
Tenuta Tamburnin was named by its founder, who was inspired by the drums (or “tamburi”) that were traditionally played as the royal army of Savoy advanced, in order to spur on the infantry troops under attack from the enemy.
Since summer 2004 the property has been owned by the sisters Elena, Valeria and Claudia Gaidano. Valeria and the trio’s father, Piergiorgio, deal full-time with the running of the business, acting on expert advice from the oenologist Gianpiero Gerbi from Cordero Consulting and the agronomist Gianluca Ravizza.
The crops at Tenuta Tamburnin are grown following the principles of integrated farming, which is limited to strictly necessary processes that have positive effects on both the wholesomeness of the produce and the environmental impact of the farm work.
A valuable source of transparent and crystalline water provides the water needs of the company through a storage basin, while the surplus water continues its life cycle by returning to the river on the valley floor.
All the farm buildings are heated with wood, that valuable material and renewable energy source offered by nature. This minimises the environmental impact, while the forests are managed in a sustainable manner, meaning whenever a tree is cut down another must be grown to replace it.