Name: Malvirà Start-up year: 1950 Cultivated hectares: 42 Winemaker name: Roberto Giacomo Damonte Address: Via Case Sparse, 144 - Loc. Canova - Canale (CN) Web Site: www.malvira.com
Our winery began its production in the 1950's under the guidance of Giuseppe Damonte. Giuseppe was a visionary, understanding that in the 50's, the Roero had not yet maximized its vineyard and thus grape-growing potential. Today the estate is run by Massimo and Roberto Damonte, Guiseppes sons, who inherited their fathers passion for winemaking.
Despite constant growth in production and exposure to new markets, the winery still is a family business. Malvira benefits directly from the involvement of Federica and Patrizia Damonte, the wives of Massimo and Roberto-Patrizia runs a 13 room luxury hotel and restaurant on the property.
Currently, the two brothers split the responsibilities, Massimo managing the vineyards and Roberto in the cellar. Giacomo, Roberto and Patrizias son, is also part of the family business. To date, he attends the enology school in Alba, with plans to continue the family business into the new generation.
Massimo's children are Lucia, Francesco and Pietro, and are currently attending elementary school. The family and staff members at Malvira are a passionate group, living off the collaborations and enthusiasm from each other. Above all, each member of the Malvira "family" has a primary idea to make wines that transcend the Roero area in its purest and most elegant form.