Situated literally in the cru of Ginestra, the P. Conterno estate is a perfect example of one of the key Estate Wines, Ltd motto’s: “Always best when the winemaker has the same address as the vines.” The team here walk out of the cantina door onto the steep cru of Ginestra. The grapes travel yards, not miles, to the press. This close proximity to the vines allow Giorgio Conterno and his team to completely understand each vintage, as they have lived in the same climate as the grapes each year. Classic Monforte fruit gives power and intense perfume to the wines, and fastidious cellar work keeps them fresh and pure. Learn more.

“Immediate and generous, the 2011 Barbera d’Alba La Ginestra shows a lovely array of savory aromas including Indian spice, cured meat, pipe tobacco and leather. There’s a contrasting fruit element with plum, dried blackberry and black currant that adds softness and fleshiness to the mouthfeel. The highlight here is the freshness and lively acidity of the Barbera grape that shines bright over all the rest.”

– Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

Wines currently available

  • Barolo Riserva
  • Barolo Riva del Bric
Giorgio Conterno in the cantina
Giorgio Conterno in the cantina


If you have any questions or comments about Estate Wines, Ltd. or our portfolio, please contact us.

Estate Wines, Ltd.
Tel: 415-492-9411
Fax: 415-492-9427

PO Box 5838
Petaluma, CA 94955