My name is Elisa and it is my pleasure to
receive you at COLOMBERA… We find ourselves in the small
village of Vho, 5 kilometers away from Tortona.
The 22 hectares of vineyards are almost all
gathered near the cellars, they are COLOMBERA’s beating
heart. Our passion for the work of the viticulturer and the
vineryardist spurs us to constantly look for highest quality
grapes. Through the work in the cellar, these grapes will
then give their best in our wines. Through tasting you can
breathe the scents of Tortona hills and enjoy the flavour
of Vho lands.
My grandfather Renato
reached Cascina Colombera in 1937, after that his own farmstead
He decides, together with his father Pietro
and his mother Maria, to cultivate these
lands and in the ’50s
he plants the first vineyards.
His son Piercarlo soon
warms to his father’s work, assists him in the vineyards
but prefers to work
in the fields, on tractors and combine harvesters. From the
’70s on, the importance of the farm’s
winemaking side grows and my father Piercarlo understands
that a turning point was going to be
reached. He decides to stop selling the grapes to traders
and co-operative wine cellar and starts
producing his first wines. During the years his techniques
in the cellar grow more refined, thanks
to experience and precious advices.
He starts selling all the wine he produces
private citizens, coming to Cascina Colombera thanks
to the word-of-mouth of friends and acquaintances.
In 1997 he starts thinking to enlarge the
holding that by now has reached 14 hectares of vineyards,
and there is a new project…
In 1998 he carries out the first selection of
grapes from the oldest vineyard, “Vigna Brusà”,
that had been planted by Renato, and, after
thorough ageing, there it is the first wine
bottle of Colombera …