ANTICA CASCINA DEI CONTI DI ROERO
At the heart of Roero, Antica Cascina dei Conti di Roero has been producing wines since 1950. The Olivero family bought the Valmenera farmhouse in Vezza d'Alba and combined this land with vineyards already owned in the municipalities of Canale and Monteu Roero. At the beginning it was the typical mixed cultivation farm with orchards, vineyard, cereal fields, livestock. The turning point came in the early 1970’s when they converted the property exclusively to grape growing.
Today, antica cascina is run by their daughter, Daniela and her husband, Luigi. Wine and Roero are in Daniela and Luigi’s blood. Thier idea of viticulture is summed up in one word: authenticity. They apply this concept not only to wine making – from the vineyard to the wine cellar – but also to life. Both farmers’ children, they grew up between the vineyards and wines of Roero. Their love for this place and its wines inspired them to invest exclusively in native vines.
Their 13.5 hectares of vines are at the heart of the land that has become a unesco world heritage site for the beauty of its vineyard landscapes.