Labor of Love – Monferrato Wine Families

 

At 7:30 a.m. Central European Time on Monday, April 18, 2016, the presses at VeronaLibri (obviously in Verona, Italy) will begin to run, bringing to three-dimensional life Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte. It will three years and one month to the day when I left for Italy to begin my Labor of Love odyssey (although I didn’t have a title yet, it was truly the beginning of my labor and I have certainly loved every minute of it).

First journal entry - 031813
First of many Labor of Love journals.
Departure for Italy from DIA on the first of many Labor of Love adventures.
Departure for Italy from DIA on the first of many Labor of Love adventures.
Monferrato Labor of Love Wine Families

Now I would like to introduce you to the three Monferrato wine families I did not know that day I left Denver International Airport for the unknown, but whose stories have become part of life and, as a result, part of my book. Yes, I know there are many more wonderful wine families out there with stories yet to be discovered and told, but a girl has to start somewhere. I believe that I chose 22 fabulous starting points for a journey that will no doubt last for the rest of my life.

Marchesi Alfieri
San Martino Alfieri

Orangerie at Marchesi Alfieri in San Martino Alfier.
Orangerie at Marchesi Alfieri in San Martino Alfier.

 

Marenco Vini
Strevi

The steepest and one of the most precious of the Marenco vineyards - Scrapona in Valle Bagnario
The steepest and one of the most precious of the Marenco vineyards – Scrapona in Valle Bagnario

 

Cascina Castlet
Costigliole d’Asti

Mariuccia Borio (left) with four of her cousins at Cascina Castlet.
Mariuccia Borio (left) with four of her cousins at Cascina Castlet.

So tell me, where next should I go on my labor of love odyssey? Sicily? Friuli? Tuscany? Valais, Switzerland?

Stay tuned for the opportunity to help crowdfund on Indiegogo my odyssey to prepare for the next book project in theĀ Labor of LoveĀ series.
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