A century of history
In the early twenties of 20th century, Evasio Garrone entered the wine business buying wine from the farmers and selling it to the final customer, mainly in the Turin area. After Second World War, in a war-torn Italy, with railroads destroyed by the bombings, Evasio started to sell wine in Lombardy with his bicycle: he brought the samples, collect the orders, and the wine was then delivered, when possible by truck, if not with a horse-drawn cart.
The quest for quality
We can tell thousand of tales about these “heroic” and almost legendary years… Quality of wine was a sort of obsession for Evasio and his son Luigi, who joined his father in the winery, so they decided to no more buy wine: they decided instead to buy the grapes and to make the wine by themselves, so having a broader control on quality: these were the years of the long lines of trailers full of grapes waiting to unload parked before the winery during the days of the harvest, days and nights full of the must scent.
On one of these scented days Evasio passed away, exhausted by years of strain: just some months before the firstborn of Luigi, Marco, was born: he would become an oenologist. With his son Luigi started to plant vineyards, so they can grow the grapes that would become Garrone’s wines. Today we have twelve hectares of vineyards, almost eighty thousand litres of wine in the most favourable years, loyal customers in Northern Italy and good expectations from the future.