Owners & winemakers: the Bocchino family
Vineyards: 14ha, split between the Langhe and Monferrato
Vineyard management: Sustainable
Soils: Calcareous marl and calcareous clay
Grapes grown: Barbera, Moscato, Nebbiolo, Cortese, Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Grignolino
Annual production: 80,000 bottles
- Annalisa Bocchino, who runs the estate today, is the third generation of her family to do so.
- The irrepressible Beppe, Annalisa’s father, is now officially retired, but you can still find him doing just about everything around the winery.
- “Our objective is to transmit our passion for the wines, combining innovation and experience, always staying faithful to our values of family and tradition.” – Annalisa Bocchino
The Bocchino family has been farming the picturesque hills outside of Canelli since 1930. They own 12 hectares of sloped land on loam and limestone soils. Indigenous piemontese grape varieties such as Nebbiolo, Barbera, Moscato, Dolcetto, Cortese, Grignolino, and Freisa dot their hillside vineyard holdings. The family’s approach remains largely unchanged from the time Liggia and Aurelio bought the property: handwork in the vineyard, lo-fi winemaking, and a lot of love and care. Annalisa Bocchino now manages the estate and consistently produces a line-up of modest, uncomplicated wines that speak of their place with a candidness difficult to find in wines double their price. Ever humble, the Bocchino family continues to be an important and meaningful part of the Williams Corner portfolio.