Our firm was founded in 1920 by Giovanni MAINERDO, who - inspired by his great passion for wine - began to make small amounts from grapes grown in certain particularly highly prized areas in the villages of Neive and Barbaresco.

Today, more than eighty years later, as well as the grapes grown on the vineyards on their own estate (35 acres), the Mainerdo wine cellar still uses grapes grown by the children and grandchildren of these small growers - who have continued through generations for more than half a century to allocate their top quality produce to the winery - in the fermentation and blending of their wines.

The wine-making process is based on two main precepts: constant experimentation with new techniques while keeping faith with tradition, and maceration of the grapes at a controlled temperature in steel vats and oak.
The wines are matured in casks and barrels of varying capacity made from French and Slavonian oak in order to allow for the most appropriate evolution of all the different types of wine.
Our objective is to produce wines with a well defined personality making their origins unmistakable.
The technical and marketing sides of the business are now handled by Giovanni's children and grandchildren, who are committed to the development and consolidation of his original production philosophy.


Acqui Terme Wine Competition 1983
Silver Medal for Barbaresco DOCG Riserva Vintage 1982.
Four Stars according to Swiss-German Wine Magazine "MERUM"
  Best Wine of his appellation to our Barbaresco DOCG Vintage 2000.
Red Piemont Wines tasting in Canada - USA (San Francisco-Vancouver) 2004
  95/100 awarding to our Barbaresco DOCG Cru "Bricco della Pernice" 1999.

Our stand at Vinitaly in Verona – Unioncamere area – Piedmont region