The centre for the promotion of Ticino wines in Morbio Inferiore is located in the picturesque Mulino Ghitello mill at the entrance to the Parco delle Gole della Breggia. It is managed by the experienced Piero Tenca, president of the Swiss Association of Professional Sommeliers.
The centre is currently working with more than 40 wine entrepreneurs, representing 90% of production and offering more than 200 different wines. Wine produced throughout the canton can be found here, allowing visitors to discover the many facets of Ticino wines.
Only local enterprises have been involved in the project. The premises have been furnished using two materials: wood and iron. The wooden tables are made from oak from the Malcantone woods. The venue can accommodate forty visitors in addition to the courtyard, a very pleasant location in which to linger during the summer months. The old cellars are also open to the public.
The Casa del vino is the ideal setting for meetings, training, events, tastings and partnerships. Local products are also showcased, such as artisanal bread, cured meats and cheeses.
The Casa del vino is open for advice and tastings, accompanied by delicious local dishes, from Thursday to Sunday inclusive. The young chef Remi Agustoni from Caneggio gives pride of place to local products to complement the wines. These are served by the glass, with advice about discovering new Ticino wines provided by maître d’ Massimo Manelli.