You can’t appreciate the ultimate dining experience without premium produce carefully and masterfully obtained from vineyards. The finest estates around the world have been invited to participate and showcase fruits of their labour at the ten-day long gastronomic extravaganza that is the World Gourmet Summit 2014. 

Be ready to indulge with distinguished winemakers who gather in town to share their best wines and host dinners at various participating World Gourmet Summit 2014 establishments.


La Spinetta

The Rivetti family story begins in the 1890s, when Giovanni Rivetti, grandfather of the three Rivetti brothers, Carlo, Bruno and Giorgio, left Piedmont for Argentina. Like many Italians of that time, he dreamed of returning rich and a powerful man, perhaps even one day able to make a great wine in his homeland. He never did, though his son, Giuseppe (nicknamed Pin) did. Pin married Lidia, bought vineyards and began to make wine. In 1977 the family took up residence at LA SPINETTA (top of the hill) in Castagnole Lanze. It was the heart of the Moscato d'Asti country, home of a rather light and simple dessert wine. But the Rivettis believed that Moscato had the potential for greatness and set out to prove it by making Moscato Bricco Quaglia and Biancospino.

Eventually though the family's vision became even grander. In 1985 LA SPINETTA made its first red wine, Barbera Cà di Pian. After this many great reds followed: In 1989 the Rivettis dedicated their red blend Pin to their father. In 1995 they started to make their first Barbaresco, Gallina. In 1996 and 1997 the Barbarescos Starderi, Barbera d'Alba Gallina and Barbaresco Valeirano follow. In 1998 premiered the Barbera d'Asti Superiore.

In 2000 the family's ambition of also making a Barolo became reality. The Rivettis acquired vineyards in Grinzane Cavour and built a state of the art cellar, Barolo Campè. Since 2003 visitors are welcomed to visit also Campè, outside the town of Grinzane Cavour.

In 2001 LA SPINETTA expanded over the borders of Piedmont and acquired 65 hectares of vineyards in Tuscany, between Pisa and Volterra, to make three different 100% Sangiovese wines, as Sangiovese to La Spinetta is the true ambassador of the Tuscan terrain.

Luca Cigliuti

La Spinetta and under Luca, La Spinetta combines four different Estates with four individual wineries. When in 1977 Giuseppe Rivetti together with his son, Giorgio, began to make his own Moscato d'Asti, he could not have imagined that one day La Spinetta combines three properties in Piedmont and one in Tuscany. It took the Rivetti family over 35 years to grow from a little Moscato producer to one of the best and bigger wineries in Italy, using 100% estate grown fruit.

A combination of great passion for wine, strong ideals, respect for tradition and the ambition to make something exceptionally well, made Giorgio and his family decide to keep on growing, expanding the indigenous wine portfolio and to expand over the borders of Piedmont and over the borders of making "just" wine.

The Barolo Campe winery, today also Giorgio's home, was the realization of a dream coming true, the dream to one day make a Barolo. The expansion to Tuscany, first just a bet for Giorgio, to show, that one does not need Cabernet or Merlot to blend with Sangiovese in order to make great Tuscan wines, is now an Estate on its own with 65 hectares of Sangiovese and Vermentino vineyards.

Then in 2010 the Rivettis, driven again by Giorgio, fell in love with Piedmont's oldest classic method sparkling wine producer, Contratto. Not wanting that this historic and gorgeous cellar would end up in the hands of some global multinational beverage producer, La Spinetta took over this Estate in 2011. A new bet and challenge for Giorgio and his team, to revive a brand that once made the best Italian sparkling wines and Vermouth.

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