History & Geography
Arnaldo Rivera, a teacher who is Castiglione Falletto’s charismatic mayor and a man of great sense of community, decides to set up a cooperative together with a group of 21 local growers. The first steps prove to be very difficult and troubled, meeting with the hostility of some large wineries and brokers who are afraid of losing their monopoly on the market. In 2000 there was an extension of the new cellar and the warehouse, and introduction of the new bottling line. In 2014 The vineyard landscapes of the Langhe become part of UNESCO world heritage. This is the outstanding result of a “wine tradition” that has been handed down since ancient times and evolved through to the present day, forming the centre of the area’s socio-economic life thanks to a wealth of technical resources and knowhow based on a deep-rooted understanding of the varietals grown here for centuries (first-and-foremost Nebbiolo), and of their ability to adapt to environmental conditions.