The History of Maurilio Vaira Tenuta del Barone
From the land to the wine cellar through an infinite passion
Would you like to discover the history of Maurilio Vaira Tenuta del Barone? Here is a small glimpse, and if you are interested, you can ask Maurilio and Bruna for all the strangest and most curious stories that the estate hides in its foundations. The farmhouse was built in Vergne by DEFANTI Barons from Cherasco at the beginning of the 1700s, as a delightful holiday home, given the cool climate in summer and mild in winter.
The farmhouse was built in Vergne by DEFANTI Barons from Cherasco at the beginning of the 1700s, as holiday home, given the cool climate in summer and mild in winter. Before the barons lineage died out, they donated it to the Countess of Gallaman. Before the death of the countess, she gave the house and the land to the Somascan Fathers of Cherasco and then came to the Vaira family.
In 1969 it was bought by father Vaira Francesco and mother Aragno Giovanna, parents of Maurilio Vaira.
The activity of winemakers prior to 1969, over the centuries, has always been carried out in farms owned by our ancestors, between the municipalities of Barolo and Cherasco.
We are committed to further research documents dating back to the years before 1500, which testify in writing to our long reality as winegrowers and producers. Many documents have been found in recent years, all of them belonging to our Vaira family for 16 generations.
Maurilio and Bruna will be happy to show you the rediscovered writings to immerse you in a fascinating story that is unique of its kind.
If you talk with Maurilio and ask how heavy the job of a winemaker can be, he will answer with something like a philosophy of life:
Tradition, love for the land to be respected and cultivated with commitment, to know each row, each vine; the commitment of working in the cellar cannot distract us from what is most important in the world: building relationships and meeting opportunities with our relatives and friends.
Yes, for us, the customer who comes to know the farmhouse is immediately a welcome guest and after a few tastings with us, he becomes a new friend whom we always gladly see again for a new purchase or for a simple visit.
Over time, given the great demand and, fortunately, the great availability of the rural building, we think we will give you the opportunity to stay there.