A millenary agricultural paradise
Even two thousand years ago, the Vèngore valley was considered an agricultural paradise, on the main road connecting Cisterna with San Damiano d'Asti. It was a fundus famous in Roman times for its mild climate and fertile lands, already then covered with vines, wheat, and forests. The name, Vengoris, refers to a variety of willow called venghé, which once covered much of the surface. Traces of this very ancient era remain in the incredible archaeological finds of the area: coins, shards, rings, and three marble tombstones from the Roman era, which today decorate the steps of the farmhouse.
However, the real stage show of Vèngore happens in spring. Once the last snow has melted, the vineyards are tinged with astonishing colors, so much so that they resemble a garden: the canary yellow of the mustard blends with that of the dandelion; the blue of the lupine defies the cardinal red of the poppy, while shilly the white pea flower makes its appearance. We let these wild herbs and legumes grow among the vines and at the end of the season, we shred and bury them for green manure to keep the soils fertile and vital. Even the sky of Vèngore teems with life. Protected from the hills full of tall trees, it is the refuge of a great variety of native and migratory birds.