Boldini Vini

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      It was 2014 when a group of people gathered around Lake Sambrog and took part in a surreal scene. From the gray waters of the alpine lake, at an altitude of 2076 meters, a huge barrel, lifted with the help of a helicopter, slowly emerged.

      We were not witnessing some improbable performance of lland art but rather the genius of the founder of the  cantine Boldini, Eligio Boldini. Eligio -  Ligio to his friends - intended not only to promote his exclusive Brandy di Cama, but also the territory where his adventure was born and continues to grow: the  Mesolcina. And to do so, he put a creative spin on one of the region's most picturesque spots, the Val Cama. In the frozen Lake Sambrog, Ligio aged his brandy for three years, wondering every day what would become of his original venture. The result was spectacular, and not only in terms of taste. Ligio's stunt, with the incredible images of the barrel emerging from the water of the lake enclosed between the rocky slopes of Val Cama, was reported by several newspapers, ensuring that the name of such a place was no longer ignored: Sambrog..

      From the beginning, Cantine Boldini was a real gamble. In the 1980s, Ligio decided to get out of his comfort zone and venture into viticulture. The idea was to renovate the ancestral home in Monticello, a hamlet in San Vittore, and to clear the land along the surrounding hillside at 380 meters, in order to build a new vineyard. And that’s what happened. Over the years, with the help of his wife Laila, the organizational and meticulous mind behind the initiative, what was an adventure has turned into a real business that today boasts 35 thousand square meters of cultivated land and over 40 thousand bottles of wine produced per year. 

      A beautiful victory for the Boldinis and for the whole of the Val Mesolcina, whose fruits are now tasted and appreciated throughout Switzerland and beyond".