Elisa Semino owns and runs La Colombera together with her father and brother. Her family’s possession of the farm dates back to 1937 when her grandparents rented the farm to grow wheat and chickpeas. In 1955 the family planted a few rows of vines for their own consumption and over time the vineyard expanded. By 1980 Elisa’s father had decided to stop selling off the family fruit to the other local producers but to instead focus on producing his own wine. In the ’90s (after purchasing the land in the village of Vho) Elisa and her father dedicated their focus to the local, long forgotten indigenous white varietal, Timorasso. Since then it has been a story of passion and rediscovery that has elevated the status of this small family winery.
La Colombera is run with respect to the surrounding ecosystem. Only copper fungicide and sulphur are used in the vineyards. No herbicide has been used for decades and all work in the vineyards is done manually, from pruning to harvest. In the cellar, native yeasts are favored over any commercial additions and only sulphur is added before bottling.
- Bartolomeo – 100% Cortese
- Derthona – 100% Timorasso
- Il Montino – 100% Timorasso
- Rampana – 100% Barbera