Bio Vio- Winery Growing Herbs along with Olive Grooves
The name Bio Vio comes from the name Bastia, which is the location of the Bio Vio wine farm. The Vio family who started the farm, have been growing herbs for generations on the plans of Albengo, along with olive groves and vineyards along the Arroscia Valley, high up onto the slopes of Ranzo. The use of pesticides, fertilizers and suchlike chemical products is not part of the Bio Vio tradition and organic farming is not a technical or economical choice – it is simply engrained in the local culture.
Over the years and mainly by word of mouth, the Vios have come to occupy a significant place in high-quality products in the area and beyond.
In 2017, the winemakers at the farm were awarded “Grower of the Year” by the Guida del Gambero Rosso, the first Ligurian to receive this award.
Different Labeled Wines
The wines produced on the farm are the Grand-Pere Pigato Doc, the Bon in da Bon Pigato Doc, the Marene Pigato Doc, the Aimone Vermentino Doc, the U Bastio Rossese Doc, the Gigo Granaccia IGT, the 4C Rose IGT and the Passito Pigato Doc.
Famous Cellar of the Winery
The Bio Vio Winery is famous for its didactic cellar known as the Cantine Didattiche which is not only a wine cellar but a place to learn about traditional life and rituals of the local culture. The cellar brings people closer to agriculture, teaches individuals about sustainable agriculture, teaches visitors about the wine-making process and cultivating land for wine and allows for the tasting of products made at the farm.