Introduction to Veglio Michelino e Figlio
Posted on 11 March 2015
The Veglio family has been producing wine since the nineteenth century, and the company has experienced steady growth since then. In the 1970s, Veglio Michelino bought new vineyards that reside in Langhe and spread through three different municipalities: Diano d'Alba, Serralunga d'Alba and Mont Albert. The property includes more than 62 acres, 20 of which are dedicated to the vineyards, while the rest are used to cultivate hazelnuts. Veglio Michelino e Figlio began bottling and selling their wine in North Italy in the 1980s. Family members Cantina, Osvaldo and Mark continue to be active in the production and marketing of their wines. Veglio uses native vines and specific methods and processing techniques to ensure the indisputable quality of each grape used in the wine. The vineyards follow regulations to protect the environment, and no chemical fertilizers are used in the soil. Osvaldo, the current owner, has helped research the role of histamines in red wine and discovered how to develop a purer, more natural wine to reduce histamines. Veglio produces two low-histamine red wines with histamine levels under 0.5mg/L: Dolcetto D'Alba and Barbera D'Alba.
Veglio Michelino e Figlio wines now are imported in several different countries including the U.S., Canada, Denmark, Japan, China and France and offer wine lovers a high quality wine at an affordable price. In fact, 90% of Veglio's sales occur outside of Italy. Osvaldo's son, Simon, is finishing his studies to be prepared to lead Veglio and its "easy to drink" tradition for many more years to come.