Since 1928 four generations have concurred with their work and passion to the growth of my winery. My great grandfather Bernardo, known as “Cumot”, was a share-cropper who with hard work and effort realized his dream: working on his own. He bought a farmhouse (named Rolando) with about 5 hectares of land, on a steep hill called “Maiolica” from the particular quality of the soil.
Our farm, which maintains its ancient name Bricco Maiolica, is still on that same hill in Diano d’Alba. Bernardo Accomo’s vineyards were almost all of Dolcetto grapes. He planted Barbera grapes on a contiguous plot of land he managed to buy in 1930 with money his wife Luigia - my great grandmother - had inherited. He called that vineyard after his wife: it is still called “Vigia Vineyard” today.
Bernardo’s son - my grandfather Giuseppe - had a passion for tannic wines: in 1950, he began to cultivate Nebbiolo grapes. In 1970 my father Angelo enlarged the property with the acquisition of the confining plot “Valdavì” where he started to cultivate the white berry varietiesSince 1985 the turning point. Beppe Accomo, form 1963, growing up with the passion for the earth and the vineyard, follows, takes part in and supervises the agricultural operations. He decided not to simply sell the grapes or the bulk wine, but to start the controlled vinification and bottling.
Today our farm counts 21 hectares of excellent vineyards. We cultivate low-yielding vine varieties to obtain healthy and well ripened grapes, and we pay great attention to the environment: we use neither chemical fungicides nor mildew killers.
The objective is, respecting the tradition, of transferring , as much as possible, my deep roots, my vocation, my character and my personality from the vineyard to the glass.