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Colombo Vino

The Winery:  Bubbio is a small town in the heart of the Asti Langa, which dates back to 173 BC when the wine from this area (called Bubleum) was enjoyed at ancient Roman tables.  This is most likely the first example ever of a territory and a wine having the same name. In 2004, the famous cardiologist, Antonio Colombo, purchased 9 hectares of vineyards surrounding the Cascina Pastori in Bubbio.  It was his long-time passion to build a new winery which he accomplished in 2006.  In 2010, he joined forces with the renowned winemaker, Riccardo Cotarella, and the “Colombo Antonio e Figli – Cascina Pastori” winery was officially founded.  The daily activities at the winery are currently handled by Antonio’s children, Andrea and Paola.  The nine hectares are positioned on a hillside amphitheatre facing Southeast at an altitude of between 800 and 1300 feet above sea level. The vineyards are planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Moscato d’Asti grapes, all historic varietals of the area.