RICE...A GREEN FAMILY TRADITION

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; moreover, two halls for conferences and events and a shop where you can buy all our products.

Benedetta, Martina e Federica

SHOP ONLINE

The Azienda Agricola tenuta castello covers an area of 500 hectares, of which 120 planted with rice and the remainder with pasture, soy beans and cereals. 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.

CASTELLO DI DESANA

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.  

VISIT TO THE TENUTA CASTELLO FARMLAND, RICE FIELDS AND ANCIENT RICE MILL

Presentation and group welcome, historical and cultural information about the company Methods of cultivation: (outdoors) all the secrets of rice cultivation, from the preparation of the fields to sowing and from cleaning to harvesting. Technical itinerary: : (inside the rice husking centre) explanation about the use of the rice mill machinery… from the first cleaning machine to packaging and storage. The tour can be either in the morning or the afternoon.You can combine a tour of the rice farm with a tasting of of our products.

Tenuta Castello Video

THE NEW VIDEO OF VERCELLONE FAMILY

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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