People: THE OLIVETTA FAMILY
Luigi Olivetta, born in 1879 in Terfangato, with his family he rents lands and farms located in the area, but his dream is to buy his own farm. His dream becomes true after two terrible hailstorms that force the former owners of the “Cascina Vecchia” to sell their property. In the early 1920 Luigi can finally buy the property and give a future to his three children: Attilio, Augusto and Pietro.
Attilio Olivetta, born in 1909, in Terfangato, but raised in Castelletto Merli, where the “Cascina Vecchia” is located. He follows his father’s footsteps and, together with his brothers, he takes care of the his land and his animals.
Luigi Olivetta, born in 1949. In the 80’s, after the death of Attilio, his father, he makes a brave decision and he leaves his job as a designer at Fiat Mirafiori to pursue his dream of becoming a winemaker. It is not easy, it is a choice that takes commitment and sacrifice.
So, the “Cascina Vecchia” is finally run by a single management.
Marco Olivetta, born in 1979 in Vercelli, but living in Monferrino.
Once completed his studies to become a wine expert in 2003, after some work experiences in France, Piedmont and Liguria, he decides to devote his energies to the “Cascina Vecchia”: another brave decision, just like his great-grandfather, many years before.
In the meanwhile, his family grows…
In 2008 he marries Elisabetta, and they have two children, Marta, born in 2010 and Pietro, born in 2012.
So, Elisabetta decides to move to the “Cascina Vecchia” to help Marco develop his business.