Giovanni Almondo, Domenico's father, owned a small farm devoted to viticulture and to the cultivation of fruit (peaches, strawberries, apples) and to livestock. He sold the grapes and a small amount of wine in bulk.
After graduating in Agricultural Sciences, Domenico Almondo decided to make Arneis, Nebbiolo and Barbera and to bottle them.
The production of the first year is approximately 1500 bottles - 700 of Arneis and 800 of Nebbiolo -, the result of about 2 hectares of vineyard.
Domenico starts to export in the United States, then in Switzerland and Germany.
While the interest of importers and business operators increases, the cellar grows with significant expansion and acquisition of new land and vineyards.
The current production is around 90.0000 bottles – 55,000 bottles of Arneis, 7000 of Barbera, 20,000 of Nebbiolo, 5,000 of Brachetto and 1,000 of Freisa. The extension of cultivated land amounts to 15 hectares of vineyards, located entirely within the territory of the town of Montà d'Alba.