I have always loved flowers, so much that when I was a child one of my wildest dream was a large English garden of my own, the sort of garden that seem spontaneous but respond to strict control.
Then life took my hand and dreams, as you know, can come true.
Now I take care of the six hectares of land surrounding the farmhouse. It is my kingdom, it is where I spend most of the time, between open-field kitchen gardens, greenhouses, orchards and a part of our vineyards. The bulk of the vineyards comes from our maternal family and is located in Cisterna d'Asti, in the heart of Roero.
Ousmane and I, my assistant, directly follow all the processes from planting to harvesting, from pruning fruit trees and vineyards, to the harvest.
It is not an easy life, but if it rains we rest, and in winter we recharge the batteries, in perfect symbiosis with nature.
Our company has been organic and certified since 1993. We have chosen to respect nature and the land that gives us food, so we have never used chemical, fungicidal or herbicidal soil improvers. Our products do not need shortages to be consumed, they can be tasted directly from the plant.
That's why what we bring to the table is so good.
Beehive that says yes
For many years we serve the Beehive of Alba, and more recently the Beehive of Santena and Bra.
What is a Beehive That Says Yes? It is a market that begins in a virtual way and ends in a practical way.
You choose and pay for the products from an online catalog, and on the established day and time (always the same every week), you collect them in a physical place by meeting the producers directly.
What can you buy?
Everything from pasta to bread, meats and cheeses. We sell products from our garden, freshly picked up or processed into sauces and jams, wine, homemade pasta, biscuits.
We think this is a clever way to avoid large-scale distribution by satisfying everyone: consumers enjoy it because they buy very fresh, zero kilometers and high quality products at advantageous prices; producers are happy because they only have to transport pre-sold goods.
Winegrowers for a day
"Good wine is made in the vineyard", grandmother always said.
I heard the same statement from great winemakers and read it in the winemaking manuals. It is a concept that everyone agrees: great wines start from the decisions that are taken in the vineyard: leave the grass between the rows? Weed? Uncover the bunches to get more sun? Repair them with vine leaves? Reduce their quantity to have a more selected production? Yes, but what if it hails and I loose all my harvest?
In reality, pruning is the real trump card of a good winemaker: you have to choose the only branch that will bear fruit, but it is not enough to think about the first harvest to come, it is essential to plan the next one too.
We must work for the present but with a watchful eye to the future, play our cards well and learn from mistakes, use pruning shears (tesoire da pué) with the competence of those who know well what can be eliminated and what must live.
It is a fascinating world, where you can immerse yourself for a day.
A DAY IN THE VINEYARD
|9:30 am||Transfer to one of our vineyards in the Roero|
|From 10:00 to 12:30||The operations to the vineyard are carried out together, according to season|
|At 13:00||Picnic among the rows, in the shade of a large tree. We’ll spread a tablecloth on the ground, open the barachin (i.e. the basket) and devour everything inside. I assure you that nothing will taste like the food eaten in the vineyard. What will we drink? But wine, of course, the one made out of our vineyards. In the meantime we chat, exchange opinions, talk about life, and then, reluctantly,|
|At 15:00||We return, after having understood "in the field" what really is in a glass of wine.|
|At 16:00||Visit to our cellar and taste of wine tapped from the barrel|
|When||From March to October, by reservation|
|How many||From March to October, by reservation|
|How much||See Prices|
ONLY FOR SCHOOLS
Cascina Papa Mora has been recognized and credited by the Piedmont Region, and is part of the Educazione alla Campagna Amica (Appreciation of the Countryside) project.
We have been committed to this program for years, in order to bring the rural world closer to the city world through school children.
Knowing the work necessary to produce food means respecting it and learning to eat properly.
Knowing agriculture allows children to appreciate and preserve the environment in which they live.
Teachers can choose from these activities:
|duration of the project||Half day or full day|
|Lunch||At our restaurant or packed|
|Period of the year||From March to November|
|Number of participants||Minimum 20, maximum 60 children|
|How much||See Prices|
The Scuderie Papa Mora ASD Association
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HORSES, NATURE AND SILENCE
We will take you for a ride among rolling hills and pristine woods, within nature reserves, to rediscover the origins in contact with the silence of nature, where the days flow following the slow rhythms of the seasons. We will show you the world from a completely different perspective: from the horse eyes.
Authorization to mount F.I.S.E. II degree since 1979.
Federal Instructor Qualification F.I.S.E. since 1990.
F.I.S.E. authorized to Equestrian Tourism.
Awarded for three consecutive years, 2017, 2018, 2019, as "Instructor of the year" by the FISE, Piedmont Regional Committee.
In cooperation with Mafalda Tiengo, F.I.S.E. II° level Paralympic Riding expert, she also treats disabilities in children and adults.
COST: See Prices
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It's our turn to come and visit you
Appetizers and sweet delicacies
Cascina Papa Mora kitchen goes to your house
A lot of good dishes prepared on the spot
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