The Ca’ Viola wine cellar is located in Dogliani, a small town in Langhe, the best place for growing one of the most important Piemontese grapes: Dolcetto. Ca’ Viola produces all of the traditional red wines of Piemonte: Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Barolo, entirely from small, exclusive parcels of vineyards situated in the most important crus. Giuseppe “Beppe” Caviola is the owner and is considered to be one of the most important oenologists in Italy. In 1997, under the wing of Elio Altare, he started to work for many emerging producers, forming part of L’Insieme Project, and the following year became a consultant to Villa Sparina. In 2002, Beppe was named “Enologist of the Year” by the Italian wine industry’s most important guide, Gambero Rosso.
In Dogliani, Beppe and his wife Simonetta have created a whole complex in which production, consultancy and hospitality can coexist in harmony, all united by the same philosophy of simplicity and excellence. Grapes are grown organically and fermentation takes place with indigenous yeast strains found in the vineyard.