Tag Archives: Italian Wine

Producer Profile: Vajra – Rebirth of Tradition

Vajra's Vineyards

“I try to make wines that give people joy. In the past wine was a food, it was necessary for sustenance. Today that is not the case, we choose to drink for pleasure. I want to make wines that bring people happiness.” – Aldo Vaira It was a controversial decision in 1972 for Aldo Vaira to leave Torino and found ... Read More »

Producer Profile: Cantine Oddero

Oddero Bricco San Biagio Landscape

Cantine Oddero: Langhe Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barolo Villero, Barbaresco Gallina and Moscato d’Asti. In the small hamlet of Santa Maria di La Morra in the western hills of the Barolo zone sits the farmhouse winery where the Oddero family has lived since the 18th century. Land deeds and parish records dated from the early 1700s indicate that members of the Oddero ... Read More »

Le Piane: A Renaissance in the Northern Italian Vineyards

Panorama Meridiana & Casa Gialla Le Piane Vineyard

By the years leading up to the end of the last century Boca, once considered among the preeminent wine regions of northern Italy,  as a result of two World Wars and the economic changes in the middle 20th century, had been nearly entirely forgotten, shrunk to the point that fewer than 10 hectares of vineyards remained scattered among the hillsides. ... Read More »

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