Vineyard

Pio Cesare Ornato vineyards
Pio Cesare Ornato vineyards

Vineyard Overview

Pio Cesare owns more than 50 hectares (130 acres) of vineyards, located in the most highly-rated and attractive grape growing areas with prime exposure.

Vineyards within the Barolo region include: the “Ornato“ Estate and the “Colombaro” Vineyard in Serralunga d‘Alba, the “Gustava” Estate in Grinzane Cavour, the “Roncaglie” in la Morra and the “Ravera” in Barolo-Novello. Within the Barbaresco territory, Pio Cesare holds the “Il Bricco” Estate and the “San Stefanetto” Vineyards in Treiso. Other selected vineyards are located in the communes of Diano d‘Alba, Sinio and Trezzo Tinella. In addition to his own vineyards, Pio Cesare has fostered long term relationships with growers for several generations and manages all aspects of viticulture in these vineyards. These growers have been selling grapes to the family for generations.

Colombaro Vineyard

Pio Cesare, Colombaro Serralunga vineyards
Pio Cesare, Colombaro Serralunga vineyards

Nebbiolo is the traditional grape in Piedmont. However, Pio Boffa is at the forefront of a trend to prove that the Barbera grape has great potential. He planted Barbera instead of Nebbiolo at the Colombaro vineyard and has succeeded in producing a top-rated wine from this indigenous variety, Pio Cesare’s Barbera d’Alba “Fides.”