We have always loved wine and we are the ambassadors of quality Merlot, the prince of the vineyards in our marvellous region: The Cantone Ticino. We also love working with new grapes that are taking root in our territory, as well with the regional autochthone grapes as Bondola.
Our passion has quickly spread among our family, starting with Grandpa Bruno Chiericati, who with his daughter Carolina, co-founder of the company, gave life to Chiericati Vini in 1950. At that time, we were not making wine but we were selling Swiss and foreign wines, in particular Italian and French labels, we have specialized in that process during the following years. We have always been looking for small local cellars and niche products, favouring family businesses like ours, for the pleasure of knowing the true faces behind every wine label and to be able to provide our customers with nectars that can create an emotion and can give an insight on the land of origin.
In 1963 Angelo Cavalli, Carolina’s husband and Bruna and Elena’s father, joins the company. In 1987 we decided to dedicate ourselves to the art of winemaking by broadening our knowledge regarding wine and creating a strong bond with the local grape growers, mostly in the area of Sopraceneri, also taking advantage of Angelo’s technical skills acquired at the Enology School in Lausanne.
From the best local grapes, we followed the path of winemaking, constantly investing in both quality and technology, without losing touch with our land and its traditions of winemaking, creating a large selection of white and red wines that are recognizable, starting with their names, thanks to our company and our lovely city Bellinzona. The monastery that names the street where our company is placed inspired the labels of some of our best wines, like the “Convento” or the “Confessore”. Both these wines inspire storytelling when they are served in any occasion, from typical local restaurants until gourmet kitchens. For years the businesses and the private citizens have been choosing our wines whenever and wherever a toast is needed a good local wine can’t be missing.
We know that the strong points of a company are both the degree of determination and the degree of efficiency in performing all the tasks needed in any given situation. Angelo, who loves his job and does it with great commitment and sacrifice, not only he is aware of these strong points, but he also believes in his daughters and in their creativity in doing business. So Bruna, the oldest daughter, in 1984 takes her first quick steps in the company, then in 2001, following her father’s example, she attends the Enology School in Changins and, besides being a committed mother, student and worker, finally in 2008 she becomes the Production Manager.
The determination of men, together with the courtesy and elegance of women, are the winning features of our company to face the future with trust. These qualities are also present in the wines we produce.
Carolina Chiericati, Angelo Cavalli e Bruna Cavalli