The vineyards situated in the village of Vergne, three kilometres from the centre of Barolo at an altitude up to 400 meters, had been in the family since the 1920s, but only became economically viable to farm once the Italian DOC system was used in the 1960s.
G.D. Vajra stands for Giuseppe Domenico, Aldo Vaira's father, who signed the founding documents of the winery in 1972, when Aldo himself was still a minor.
In the very early days of his adventure, Aldo joined Suolo e Salute (the Italian Body for organic certification). He became a pioneer of organic farming in Piedmont. Although 1972 was a harsh year, the young man didn’t give up, and produced his first bottles.
When Aldo met Milena in the early 1980s, they shared the same inspiration. The couple says, ‘The seeds blossomed into beautiful flowers’.