Dalla Spagna all'Alta Langa: la storia della nostra famiglia ha origini iberiche

The name of our winery, Cavallero, has ancient Spanish origins. The parish archives in Vesime have made it possible for us to find out more about our ancestors.

They arrived in the Alta Langa Astigiana area in the mid-16th century, in 1556. We have never left this land since.

At one time, Azienda Agricola Cavallero pursued a mixed production system. A self-sufficient farm, cultivating wheat, vines and fruit trees, and breeding livestock. Here in Vesime, life proceeded at the pace of the seasons for centuries. Sowing, harvesting and breeding livestock.

As time went by, the Cavallero family decided to devote its efforts to other activities too. In the 19th century, silkworm farming was added to these activities and the silkworms were bred in the room where we now carry out wine tastings with our customers. When they were ready, the cocoons were taken from this low building to the silk mill in the village, where they were spun into silk.

In the 20th century, the family used to sell its grapes, vinifying just a few bottles for family consumption. But they already knew that they wanted to make wine. Wine to serve with meals, to drink, a food in its own right, the way it used to be considered.

During the war, nonno Giacomo stubbornly faced the most immense challenges. He planted wheat between the rows of vines, to feed himself and those who worked on the farm.
In a large field in front of the house, the partisans gathered 500 men, oxen, shovels and hoes and created the Excelsior, a clandestine airfield that became strategic for the allies between ’44 and ’45.

La famiglia Cavallero è a Vesime dal 1556

It wasn’t until the 1980s, however, that they decided to make Cavallero what it is today, abandoning mixed production to concentrate exclusively on winegrowing.

Making wines and then bottling and marketing them. A winery situated between Cuneo and Asti, on the border between two provinces with a great winegrowing tradition. A winery between earth and sky, with vineyards that challenge slopes rising as high as 500 metres above sea level. A winery between tradition and future, with clear ideas about wine and winemaking that respects the land and the environment. A border winery.