At a certain point in his life Giobatta Vio, called Aimone, decided to build his own estate in his native village, Bastia d'Albenga, a hamlet placed since Medieval times to guard the main access ways to the surrounding valleys. Here Aimone built his crenellated tower castle: he rescued and joined together decaying buildings destined to let their indefinable charm fade away with time. On the ground floor, he created the cellar: taken care of down to the finest details, it is where the wine making and bottling take place, the very heart of the Estate Farm. Next door is the cosy tasting room, the realm of his wife Chiara or - with an enchanted although fleeting presence - of one of their three beautiful daughters:
Caterina, Camilla and Carolina.
The winery was started in the sunny hinterland of Albenga in 2000 and within a few years the wines became very popular with the best wine shops and restaurants in Liguria and beyond. The excellent results achieved prompted to enlarge our cellar and provide it with modern equipment.
One of the main wines produced is ‘Pigato’ – indigenous grape from Liguria – and the aim is to make a Pigato wine the way the ancestors used to make it, hence it is called "Bon in da Bon" (from the Ligurian dialect meaning "Really good!").
The winery is certified organic by ICEA since 1999.
To learn more about BAVA please visit the winery website www.biovio.it