One of the striking attributes of the Bera estate is how closely each one in the family works together, even when the estate is already sizeable in the region. In all of our visits we would run into everyone in the family - Alida Bera always welcomed us with her engaging smile and once dazzled us with her great cooking. Valter Bera, the head of the family, on his way from or to the vineyard/winery would always stopped by to say "ciao". Riccardo, the younger of Valter and Alida's two sons, has been our contact since the beginning and is simply fabulous. Then from time to time, Umberto, the elder brother, would appeared as he was about to enquire something.
It is indeed true that we always ended up staying longer than we had planned :)
Bera is a well known name in the region having established early in the years as one of the top makers of Moscato d’Asti. The Estate was featured in Luigi Veronelli’s “Historic Italian Wine growers”.
As a family run grower-winemaker, Bera has a wide range of wines so every wine-tasting visit was felt to be too short. There are some that have not yet made it to the brochure in its website. Arneis, Dolcetto, two Barbaras, etc etc. The nebbiolo grapes from the various vineyards are being made into delightful Langhe Nebbiolo and a few Barbaresco. Last Autumn we tasted the Barbaresco from Bera’s Rabajà vineyard acquired a few years ago - it is a beautiful wine with structure and refinement.
Check out which of Bera's wines we are carrying.