Everything revolves around a construction built for military purposes, with two towers, one round sixteenth-century tower and one square one. Time has changed the face of the fortress, first making it into a farmhouse with the addition of a stable, a barn and a vegetable plot.
Our ancestor Francesco purchased the fortress in 1872 and ran the farm with his brother Attilio.
The two world wars interrupted work on the farm, as the fortress was located in a strategic position; German troops used it as an anti-aircraft base during the Second World War.
The fifties were equally complicated, as the Balter family went into business selling carpets and flooring materials, even while continuing to farm the land.
Not until 1965 did the effects of the land remediation process begun by Francesco at the end of the war begin to give fruit, and vineyards were once more planted according to technical and logical principles. Our family has never stopped making wine since then, working in the vineyard and harvesting the grapes to bring them to local wine-makers. But as we acquired more skills and experience, our passion for wine became stronger every day, and this was no longer enough.
We wanted to make our own wines, and in 1990 we constructed our underground winery, symbol of a new adventure that we continue today, and that brings us more and more satisfaction every day.