The Winery

History

The story of the label Brivio began at the end of the '80s, when Guido Brivio decided to ask to the well known and active cellar Gialdi Vini to produce high-quality local wine for him. Thanks to the grapes supplied by the winegrowers from South of Ticino, the production of wines of the region Sottoceneri came into being. In 2001, the company Brivio Vini SA was bought from Gialdi Vini SA, and the wide range of wines from the North of Ticino already produced by Gialdi has been extended with wines from the South. Today the Gialdi Vini vinifies about 900'000 kg of grapes, half in the cellar in the north of Ticino and half in the cellar of Mendrisio. The high-quality wines are produced in the total respect of the precious terroirs, and the wines are rewarded with numerous national and international awards. The Gialdi Vini is actually at the top of the swiss wine production. 

 

 

Cellar technology
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The winery has been completely renewed with the adoption of the most advanced wine-making technology and the gradual replacement from year to year of all the wine-making machinery. Currently, the winery can process up to 900,000 kilos of grapes, through the use of high tech systems and thanks to the efforts of a young wine-making team, that attaches great importance to research in a region with long wine-growing and wine-making traditions.
To obtain the best grapes in Ticino, closer personal contacts were established with the region’s wine-growers and new vineyards were planted in accordance with the most recent wine-growing methods. They produce grapes of the highest quality, among the best that this territory can offer.

Aging
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Aging of the wines occurs in French oak barrels that lie in our centuries-old cellars dug deep into the rock at the base of Monte Generoso. Ideal atmospheric conditions of constantly cool temperatures and just the right humidity are naturally maintained and assure the quality of our prized wines.
 

Tasting
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All of our wines can be tasted and purchased in our new wine shop at the winery in Mendrisio. The Vinoteca wine shop is open Monday to Friday, from 8:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:45, and Saturday from 9:00 to 12:45.

Our guest house Le Palme was created when we renovated an old cellar in the park of our estate to receive larger groups for presentations and tastings.