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Winemaker: Pio Boffa


Pio Boffa was born in Alba on December 13th 1954. He is the son of Mrs Rosy Pio Boffa, the granddaughter of Cesare Pio, the founder of PIO CESARE Winery in 1881. After the high school, he attended the University of “Economia e Commercio” (Business and Administration studies) at the Turin University.

Since he was “born in the Winery”, it was natural for him to be fascinated by every aspect of the wine production, from the vineyards to the bottles. He spent his spare time following his grandfather Giuseppe Pio and his father Giuseppe Boffa, learning their “secrets”. This curiosity and the love for the innovation in the respect of the tradition, moved Mr Pio to visit the different great wine areas in France and in the former new areas, like California and Australia In 1972 he had a 3 months training at Robert Mondavi Winery in California, working together with the Mondavi family in the cellar. This was one of the experiences that affected him the most.

He continued studying but he dedicated more and more time to the work in the winery, together with his father Giuseppe and his mother Rosy, becoming in a short time totally involved in the Company, introducing, together with the typical wines of our area (Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Gavi), also more modern wines such as Piodilei Chardonnay, Ornato Barolo, Il Bricco Barbaresco and Fides Barbera d’Alba. Mr Pio is married to Nicoletta and he has a daughter, Federica Rosy.