When you say “home and work”. At Di Prima, what was once the family home – today is the tasting room – just a few metres from the cellar and overlooking Lake Arancio and some of their vineyards. The family was there well before the construction of the reservoir, involved in viticulture ever since the late 1800s with a winery in contrada Batia. Bottling and a label of their own came much later, in the late ’90s. Before this there was an experimental vineyard managed by the Istituto Vite e Vino where everything was studied: from Riesling, to Renano, and also Tempranillo. The planting of the non-natives grapes in these territories was made possible by the research on soils carried out by the Di Prima family. Twelve hectares are planted along the shores of the lake, Inzolia and Syrah above all; another two hectares in contrada Adragna – the Batia family vineyard – and the remaining in the Risinata wood, part of the park of Terre Sicane, where you find Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah and Grillo. In total. The family owns 38 hectares. Significant altitudes, temperature variations, a lake microclimate, the winds, are all factors that contribute to giving these wines luminosity, but not heaviness. All of the family members contribute in some way to the family company: there is Davide, who represents the latest generation, alongside his father Gaspare, who is still working, his mother Licia, who has a passion for writing and animates the Wine and Culture evenings, his brother Giuseppe, a surgeon, who doesn’t hold back when it comes to lending a hand.