famiglia_stroppiana

Family

This estate is the essence, history, present and future of the Stroppiana family

Dario Dad

My maternal grandfather Giuseppe and my father Oreste established the family winegrowing estate in the 1960s. My grandfather taught me how to work in the vineyard when I was a

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Stefania Mom

I work alongside my husband. I come from a family of farmers and I too began accumulating my wealth of experience when I was just a little girl, having always helped my parents.

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Leonardo Son

After graduating from business school with a degree in “Business communication and information management”, I decided to go abroad to work for a while, with the intention

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Altea Daughter

I completed my education by graduating from art college, where I discovered a passion for sculpture, but as I grew up, I realised that I was also passionate about the land, the

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The winery

Our winery is situated in a small hamlet within the municipality of La Morra, Rivalta. This is where the 18th century church of San Giacomo once stood , and one of our three Barolo is named after the Saint. We cultivate a total of approximately 5.5 hectares of land, some of which is in the municipalities of Verduno and Monforte, part estate owned and the rest under rental agreements.

Dario Dad
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My maternal grandfather Giuseppe and my father Oreste established the family winegrowing estate in the 1960s.
My grandfather taught me how to work in the vineyard when I was a child and I then went on to study at an agricultural school, so I got the best of both worlds, practical experience combined with the theoretical aspects provided by books on the subject. Our great passion for the vineyards and Langhe district pushes us to have a meticulous and careful approach both in the vineyard and in the cellar. A respectful, responsible and linear strategy allows the wine to reflect all the potentials and undertones that all our cru have, from any location.

Stefania Mom
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I work alongside my husband. I come from a family of farmers and I too began accumulating my wealth of experience when I was just a little girl, having always helped my parents. After spending several years working as a nurse, thanks to which I met my husband, I decided to dedicate all my time to working with him in order to help consolidate and develop the Stroppiana estate. I was born in Monforte and this gave Dario the opportunity to produce Barolo in the Bussia cru, which is famous among those with a knowledge of Barolo. I’ll always be left wondering whether it was me or my vineyards that Dario fell in love with first?!
I love the idea that no one outside the family touches our vineyards to carry out work in the winter. We might need some help during the spring and summer, when the vines grow quicker than we can cope with, but I personally supervise the seasonal staff that occasionally join us.

Leonardo Son
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After graduating from business school with a degree in “Business communication and information management”, I decided to go abroad to work for a while, with the intention of coming back to help my family. I am confident that my qualifications, together with this experience, will be helpful for my future in the family business.
Meanwhile, I can boast that I have a Barolo named after me.

Altea Daughter
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I completed my education by graduating from art college, where I discovered a passion for sculpture, but as I grew up, I realised that I was also passionate about the land, the vineyards and the winery. There’s a local saying here -“la terra è bassa” - which literally means “the ground lies low”, in the sense that you have to work hard to cultivate it, but that doesn’t worry me. I intend to learn all about the work that takes place both outdoors and in the cellar, from pruning to the grape harvest, crushing, fermentations, drawing off, racking and bottling. I like working outside, despite the fact that the weather is often either very cold or very hot.
Just like my brother, I have a wine named after me too: Barbera d'Alba Superiore. I don’t feel any less important because it isn’t a Barolo… until we started making Nascetta, Barbera was our only feminine grape variety!