Our family is passionate about making wine.
Soils tended with great care and respect for the vineyards are the principles that guide us in our quest for the highest quality.
A small wine production established three years ago by Alberto Viberti, Giorgio and Rosanna’s son.
Alberto tells us: “I’m in love with wine and its world, its colours, its scents and its charm. I love the sense of belonging that it creates and its ability to promote sharing and emotion.
My passion is my work and my work is my passion: this is what makes me so lucky.
I have been working in the family winery, Cascina Ballarin, for some years now, and I have had the opportunity to gain extraordinary professional and personal experiences in both Australia (Torbreck) and South Africa (Arcangeli), working with highly qualified oenologists and colleagues.
I learned a lot and met some amazing people, who then became friends and part of my life. During one of these trips I began doing some experimenting in the cellar on my own. Curiosity and the ambition to create something of my own have always accompanied me throughout this journey. Although I am going to continue making wine together with my family, with dedication and enthusiasm, I am happy and excited to embark on this new adventure.
After so much hard work, indecision, tasting and second thoughts, I am finally seeing my dream come true. Today I really feel like I am 100% a (small) producer of wine from the Langhe and Roero.”
In La Morra everyone calls us Ballarin, but our real surname is Viberti. Ballarin has been the family nickname for several generations.
In 1928, after having worked for many years as sharecroppers on another farm, my great-grandfather and grandfather started building the house with the cellar, the stable and the barn. For several years, the farm survived by cultivating different crops (fruit, grapes, wine, cereals, hazelnuts) and raising animals. The transformation and specialisation in viticulture came 25 years ago. The vineyards replaced some crops, the storehouses were renovated and used as a cellar, the stable and the barn were carefully renovated and converted into a farmhouse with rooms for tourist accommodation and, last but not least, the small agricamping project was created for lovers of nature and outdoor tourism.
Today the Ballarin estate, cultivating its own vineyards, produces grapes in La Morra, Monforte d’Alba and Novello, which are then transformed into wine in its own cellar. The main wine is Barolo, produced and vinified separately from vineyard to vineyard in order to appreciate the nuances conveyed by the soil. We also make Langhe Nebbiolo, Barbera d’Alba and Dolcetto d’Alba.