Brovia

Piedmont, Italy

The winery was founded in 1863 by Grandfather Giacinto and his son Antonio continued his father’s business until 1932 when, unfortunately died.The winery stopped production until 1953 when Giacinto (enologist), Raffaele and Marina, by then grown up, resumed the management of the winery, focusing from the beginning on the production of quality wines. At the end of the 1980’s, the daughters of Giacinto (Elena and Cristina Brovia) started to work in the winery after having finished their studies (Elena is “Agrotecnico” and Cristina is “Enotecnico”). Both of them have inherited the vineyard tradition and guarantee the future of the winery.In 2001 Elena’s husband (Alex Sanchez, bachelor in Economics and MBA) moves from Spain to Langa (Piedmont) and starts working in the winery.

The Brovia winery has always been very careful in selecting the best positions for the vineyards. In fact, since 1953 (when the activity started again), the vineyards from which the grapes come are placed in the best positions and terrains; some of them as Rocche and Villero can be considered as very important vineyards with a very long tradition.

Today all the grapes come from owned vineyards. 

The Rocche vineyard in Castiglione Falletto has a quite lean, slightly sandy and loose soil tending to calcareous. The position is South-East and the height is 350 m.

The Villero vineyard (Castiglione Falletto) has a moderately clayey, calcareous and compact soil. The position is South-West and the height is 340 m.

The Garbelet Sué vineyard (Castiglione Falletto) changes the composition of the soil three times: in the first part it is mainly clay, in the middle it is clay-limestone and in the last part it is prevalently calcareous. The position is South and South-West and the height is 250 m.

The Ca’Mia vineyard (Serralunga d’Alba, as well called Brea) has a clay and limestone soil. The position is South – East and South and the height is 350 m.