I’m happy and enthusiastic about my choices

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«In 1993 I entered with great enthusiasm into the wine business, carrying on a project started by my grandparents Battistin and Assunta, and my parents Gino and Marisa.
I’ve spent my childhood in close contact with the agricultural world, learning a lot from my grandparents, through their actions and words, season after season, discovering many wonders of the animal and vegetal realms. I experienced since then, all the efforts, love and devotion, required in being a good farmer.

Many pictures of that times show myself as a child, hand in hand with my beloved grandfather. I used to stubbornly follow him everywhere. One of those pictures, whose I’m particularly fond of, was taken in our small cellar in vintage time and portraits my grandfather, my dad and I when I was ten years old. We were working all together, pressing grapes with an old hand-operated machine which was squeaking.
My grandpa kept this picture with great care in a booklet of prayers, and I have found it again many years after his death, when I was grown up and my hands were alike his hands.

Meanwhile, my love for earth was grown, as a seed sprouted silently, and was driving my choices. To find myself a vine dresser was a logic consequence of a long process started many years before.
I’m happy and enthusiastic about my choices. I feel privileged thanks to my job, which is wearing and absorbing at the same time. I live in this magnificent region, the Langhe, and that’s a great gift, given to me by the past generations.
One day my sons will take the same heritage, if they’ll like. Nowadays, like me, they enjoy extraordinary experiences in touch with nature. They can follow the lifecycle of the vines, season after season. The early sprouts in springtime, the blooming summertime, the ripening of the grapes. And the vintage fest, the magic of the wine-making process, while the autumn melts in wonderful colors.

And the fall, at the early winter cold. The winter rest, almost an apparent death.

And, then again, life.»

Osvaldo