Our Firm has been producing grapes in the sunny hinterland of Albenga since time immemorial, and, starting from the year 2000 harvest, we have begun to make our own wine. Within a few years - thanks to the excellent quality obtained - our wines have become very popular with the best wine shops and restaurants in Liguria and beyond. The excellent results achieved have prompted us to enlarge our cellar and provide it with modern equipment. At the same time, one hectare of Pigato grape vine has been planted in Ranzo, in the Arroscia Valley. We firmly believe in this vineyard and anticipate to get just as many gratifications from it. This year our Firm - consistently with its philosophy - has selected the vineyard thought to be the best suited for a late harvest and used traditional vinification methods. The aim here was to make a Pigato wine the way our ancestors used to make it, and it is not a mere coincidence that it will be called "Bon in da Bon" (from the Ligurian dialect meaning "Really good!").
Our Firm production is organic without the use of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, as certified by ICEA in 1999.
At a certain point in his life Giobatta Vio, called Aimone, decided to build his own estate in his native village, Bastia d'Albenga, a hamlet placed since Medieval times to guard the main access ways to the surrounding valleys. Here Aimone built his crenellated tower castle: he rescued and joined together decaying buildings destined to let their indefinable charm fade away with time. On the ground floor, like all sagacious country gentlemen, he created the cellar: taken care of down to the finest details, it is where the wine making and bottling take place, the very heart of the Estate Farm. Next door is the cosy tasting room, the realm of his wife Chiara or - with an enchanted although fleeting presence - of one of their three beautiful daughters: Caterina, Camilla and Carolina.