Founded in 1833, the Tenuta Castello family run farm has centuries of history, values and tradition in what has been called the rice capital (Vercelli). The farm continues to operate in its original location within the Castle of Desana. Traditional methods and machines from the early 1900s are still used today, guaranteeing a natural product and respect for the environment. Besides the farmland, Tenuta Castello is also home to an organically-raised herd of Fassona Piemontese cattle, a rice mill, a castle and a park, all of which may be visited; a restaurant that specialises in rice-based foods, eight comfortable rooms, two halls for conferences and events and a shop where you can buy all our products.

Benedetta, Martina e Federica


The Azienda Agricola tenuta castello covers an area of 320 hectares, of which 250 planted with rice and the remainder with farro, corn and poplars. The management is familiar and care throughout the supply chain of the product, from the preparation of the land to the crop, the transformation in the rice mill with the stone grinding wheels packaging, always guaranteeing the certainty of a controlled product) in all its phases. Now you can buy all our products online.


The Desana Castle, is the ideal place for banquets and ceremonies. Inside the Castle, the Salone delle Capriate Hall can accommodate up to 180 guests in an elegant and pleasant environment. The Castle’s park is large with carefully designed illumination. Along with its open spaces it offers a dreamy atmosphere and an enchanting backdrop.  Guided tours of the castle with lunch at the Oryza restaurant are also possible, upon reservation and for groups.


Our restaurant specializing in rice proposals which takes its botanical name of the plant Oryza sativa. Born with the idea of highlighting a product and its territory of origin. The proposal of the kitchen, from main course to dessert are dedicated to rice. Oryza is open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm hours and for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays,from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm hours.


A stone’s throw from the artistic treasures of Vercelli and from the hills of Langhe and Monferrato, has four nice and cozy rooms located in the old stables of the castle, above the Oryza restaurant, each one unique, each with the name of calls a rice variety that we cultivate.
It allows you to stay breathing the air of a country hotel, whether you are in transit to work or want to stop a few days for leisure to discover our territory.

Tenuta Castello Video


Piero, Paolo, Martina, Benedetta and Federica Vercellone tell us why Tenuta Castello is: supply chain excellence, commitment, ambition, determination, vision of the future, investment, respect for the land, family, passion, strength, development, quality, goodness, organic , environmental sustainability, excellence.

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