Literally at the last minute, exactly six months before harvest, we were able to buy the old house that is now the home of our wine cellar. Via Chioso 46 is the postal address, with the entrance to the wine cellar at Via Forte 25, just across from our vineyard in Brusnengo. We remodeled the cellar and outfitted it with the tools and equipment needed for truly handcrafted wines, such as open wooden fermentation casks and a hydraulic basket press.
The restoration of the historic building remains a challenge. We will begin with the old living room right above the wine cellar. It feels more than a little like fate that the previous owners decided in 1906 to have a painting made on the ceiling of this room, depicting nothing other than what today has become our vineyard.