In the family archives we came across an old leather-backed notebook, jealously guarded by Uncle Renato.
Leafing through the pages is like looking back into the past, evoking fond memories.
Our estate was founded in 1896, here in Serralunga d’Alba, in the heart of the Langhe.
Our great-grandfather Giovanni was the founder.
What has never diminished over the years is the desire to look to the future without betraying the past. Our family started out, in keeping with tradition, with a mixed farming activity, gradually becoming an estate that concentrated its greatest energies on the production of wines of the highest quality.
From Giovanni to Giuseppe, from father to son: from bulk wine to bottled wine.
Grandfather Giuseppe was the architect, alongside other equally enlightened men from the area, of the foundation of the Consorzio di Tutela del Barolo e Barbaresco.
For us, and we say this with pride, Barolo and Barbaresco are part of our family history…
Massolino Vigna Rionda has witnessed a father handing over the reins of the estate to his son generation after generation. From Giovanni to Giuseppe, from Giuseppe to Camilla, Renato and Giovanni, and from them to Franco, Paola and Roberto.
Ours is a Langa family that has always tried to focus clearly on the future.
You often hear people say: “A great future has to come from a great past”. Well we identify perfectly with this saying. What lies in our past has made us what we are today: what lies ahead will be a gift for the generations to come.
After all, we are Piedmontese: we have deep roots, we persevere and, with tenacity, passion and love, we have been making Barolo for over a hundred and twenty years.