On the hills of Canelli, between Langa and Monferrato (in the Asti area), the Rupestr Farm (2,2 hectares mainly covered by vineyards) offers a pleasant accommodation, traditional local cuisine and exquisite hospitality.
The farm, owned by Giorgio Cirio (in the picture, on the left, with the presenters of the well known Italian TV show ‘La vecchia fattoria’, a title borrowed from the world-known song ‘Old McDonald has a Farm’), enjoys a lovely scenic position on the road that from Canelli leads to Loazzolo. When the sky is clear, the imposing sight of the Alps is visible framed by the large dining room windows. This seats 60 people and is rigorously decorated in Piedmontese style with antique cotto flooring.
The vineyards produce strong Dolcetto and fragrant Moscato. The bottles produced satisfy the needs of ‘Agritourism’. This is a unique Italian brand of ecotourism, which rediscovers the countryside and its typical local products.
The vegetable grown on the Rupestr Farm are beautifully preserved in jars: dry tomatoes with genuine ‘green’ (parsley-based) sauce, pickled courgettes, aubergines and artichokes, as well as hazelnuts, sweet fruit mustard, peach, pear, cherry, apple, quinces and pumpkin preserves and jams.
In the restaurant a delicious range of traditional local dished are prepared by Mrs Cristina, Giorgio’s mother including Bagna Cauda (a garlic and anchovies dip served with mixed raw vegetables), Agnolotti ‘Al Plin’ (small handmade Ravioli), Piedmontese Mixed Fried Dish (anything you can think of coated in golden breadcrumbs), Finanziera (entrails stew with sweet and sour vegetables), Polenta with its juicy relishes and Gran Bollito Misto (a selection of fine meats with unusual dips).
A fireplace, earnest wine and Giorgio’s homely and warm hospitality will create an atmosphere of a time long gone.
Giorgio Cirio will offer you comfortable and simple rooms in a light and cheerful surrounding, created with antique materials according to tradition.
ECOFRIENDLY with ADDED VALUE and RELAX
In the simplicity that Rupestr proposes we can accommodate all type of people.
Thanks to the our food and wines we can all speak the same language.
Our cuisine is based on products grown under our starry skys and meat fed on our grass.
Thanks to our investment in sustainability and resource optimisation, we can offer you the best products from Agriturismo Rupestr and other local producers.
I can give you the best product at good price. real value for money.
I apply my Three T’s philosophy to achieve customer satisfaction.
TRADITION: everything here has always been prepared for daily consumption, for residents and guests. We are committed to continue our time honoured traditions.
TYPICAL: everything Local: products, materials, furniture, wines, buildings and anything else that is needed to prepare, produce, present and even furnish our place.
TECHNOLOGY: since 1999 we use high tech conservation processes: vacuum in special stainless steel containers and blast freezer temperature -36°, tools and systems that help achieve high hygiene standards and better food safety. Since 2010 we have: photovoltaic panels for electricity and biomass heating and domestic hot water system, with ecofriendly ventilated boiler to optimise combustion and energy savings.
Since 2013 we sanitise all the rooms with Ozone and Steam Generator.
We have panoramic rooms with terrace and kind size Memory foam mattresses.
By optimising organising and improving productive systems I gain advantages while I give my friends and customers better services during the food and wine holidays that I propose in my Agriturismo: www.rupestr.it
Given the moment of impossibility of excursions, please find enclose the Rupestr products price list and those from my fellow farmers. I hope that the contagion will soo resolve, a quick recovery of normalcy and that you all are well. I will advise shipping cost once I receive your ORDER.
Simple and sincere greetings Giorgio Cirio