<BORGO MERLASSINO

Wake up at La Raia!

Within the biodynamic estate La Raia there are several farmsteads which date back to the XIX century: homes, barns, wide arcades and old tanks witness an authentic agricultural world which we have fully recovered with our project of biodynamic farming.

Borgo Merlassino, has been wisely restored by deamicisarchitetti, it represents one of the most fascinating examples of our concept of living with and within nature. It is located in a privileged position: on one side the vineyards and on the other the woods, facing a breath taking panorama of the valley in front. The ancient oven, the barn and the wide kitchen have been refurbished yet maintaining their original sense. The external facades report the characteristic mottled colour of La Raia’s canteen, reporting the raw red soil multi toned effect of the typical technique called pisé.

Today Borgo Merlassino opens to its guests the doors of four apartments named after the honey varieties we produce: Acacia, Millefiori, Bosco and Ape Regina (queen bee). All the apartments have different lengths and decors, with a style that combines antique furniture with design artistic pieces, resulting into a unique experience within the Gavi hills.

From Borgo Merlassino you can follow a path cut through vineyards and fields, reaching La Raia’s canteen, where you will have the chance of tasting our GaviandBarbera Demeter certified wines. Enjoy this experience paired with our Farro monococco dishes, organic honeys and other local fresh products.

Borgo Merlassino

OUR PROJECTS

  • Steiner School
  • portaNatura
  • Borgo Merlassino
  • Locanda La Raia
  • Fondazione La Raia
  • Tenuta Cucco
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The seed of the pedagogic project

I moved to La Raia in 2003 and, while my husband Tom was converting the land to the biodynamic approach, I started the first initiatives for children which brought to the birth of Intorno al melo, no profit association promoting Steiner pedagogy…

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Nature at your doorstep

portaNatura is an enterprise strongly desired and directly experienced by me and my wife Caterina. We transformed our beliefs, studies and passions in a family enterprise, which involves other families as well: those of farmers and breeders, of the suppliers working with them, and of those who choose to buy their products…

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Wake up at La Raia!

Within the biodynamic estate La Raia there are several farmsteads which date back to the XIX century: homes, barns, wide arcades and old tanks witness an authentic agricultural world which we have fully recovered with our project of biodynamic farming.

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The green mansion in the Gavi hills

Once a place where wayfarers could rest and get some food, Locanda offers a new idea of hospitality made of simplicity and relaxed pace, with discreet and dedicated service, all in a sophisticated space marked by the interaction with the beauty of the surrounding nature.

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Tenuta Cucco

Tenuta Cucco in Serralunga d’Alba, at the roots of the renowned XIV century castle that dominates the whole Langhe albesi area. The name recalls its altitude, “cucco” in local dialect, the summit of the hill in which Vigna Cucco, the most ancient vineyard, is located.

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Art Culture Territory

On June the 22nd 2013 the Fondazione La Raia – arte cultura territorio was born, wanted by Giorgio Rossi Cairo and managed by his wife Irene Crocco, art dealer. The foundation aims at promoting, on a national scale, critical reflections on the landscape, through contributions from various fields of study.