Following Alberto (class of 1892 who ran an inn near Turin) an early Pioneer of Francone wines in Piemonte, Giovanni Battista took the company over from his mother Teresa and began making wine in 1940. In Neive, in 1964, Giovanni Battista and his sons Mauro and Silvano fulfilled their dream of building an imposing new winery, where the company is still based today. Their pioneering idea was to offer hospitality to the first curious tourists starting to arrive unaware of the potential of this emerging winemaking district.Today brothers Marco and Fabrizio Francone, with the invaluable help of dad Mauro, manage the vineyards and the winery.

Total annual production: 90.000 btl
Barbaresco annual production: 14.000 btl


Barbaresco DOCG Gallina
Barbaresco DOCG Albesani
Barbaresco DOCG Starderi
Barbaresco DOCG Fausoni
Barbaresco DOCG Riserva
Barbaresco DOCG I Patriarchi
Barolo DOCG
Langhe DOC Rosso Settecento
Langhe DOC Nebbiolo I Patriarchi
Barbera d’Alba DOC Superiore I Patriarchi
Barbera d’Alba DOC L’Amorosa
Dolcetto d’Alba DOC Menturin
Piemonte DOC Grignolino
Metodo Classico Valsellera Rosè Brut
Spumante Metodo Classico Vsq Valsellera Brut
Piemonte DOC Chardonnay
Langhe DOC Chardonnay Le Rose
Langhe DOC Chardonnay I Patriarchi
Langhe Nascetta DOC “Leonina”
Roero Arneis DOCG Magia
Moscato d’Asti DOCG Poderi Gallina
Grappa Invecchiata
Chynos Vino chinato

Visits in the cellar

Monday to Saturday, 9.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 18.00

Only by reservation it is possible to visit the winery and make the tasting at the following times:
from Monday to Saturday at 11.00, 14.00 and 16.00

Maximum number of people in the cellar: 60

Contacts and Maps

Via Tanaro 45 – 12052 Neive CN
Tel 017367068 – Fax 0173677560
E-mail: francone@franconevini.com
Web: www.franconevini.com