Bosco Longhino

Bosco Longhino

Lives in the vineyards

A century of history, family, and wines

Over a hundred years ago…
Edoardo Faravelli first occupied what is now Bosco Longhino. He was the son of a young widow who remarried an affluent man. From him, Edoardo received a plot of land, along with a house in the Molino Marconi hamlet of Santa Maria della Versa, in 1895.
Together with his wife Angela, and his children Tullio and Maria, Edoardo dedicated himself to developing this endowment. The Faravelli family still reside in the same house as their founder and ancestor, and carry on his legacy to this day.

Two World Wars
Returning from the trenches of the First World War, the work he did on the land meant Edoardo was able to support his family. At this time, the vineyard was only a small part of the cultivations: wheat, vegetables and grass meadows for cattle fodder: this subsistence agriculture was the self-sufficiency farming system in the economy of that time, in which farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families.
However, the end of the Second World War brought new economic system. Everything is changing in Italy.

Bosco Longhino is born
In 2008 Marco and Antonio parted ways. Marco, with his wife Danila, and the children Massimiliano and Greta, remain in the ancestral house of Molino Marconi. The farm took the name of Bosco Longhino, from the best plot of land, in their acreage, producing grapes for red wine. Here, an ancient stone building survives as ruins on the ground, with its wooden frame and biodiversity still preserved. This site is an emblem of the Faravelli values, an unification between the work of man in the vineyards and the wild nature of the Oltrepò area.

The Post-War period and beyond
The economic boom brought a greater desire for wine and, like many in Oltrepò, Edoardo’s son, Tullio, expanded the vineyard to meet the consumer demand, focusing on the production of Bonarda and Barbera grapes. Tullio and his wife Ernestina’s sons, Marco and Antonio, also became masters of viticulture, (the science of grapes and vineyards), bringing the company into its third generation of Faravelli ownership.
In the 1970s, the popularity of Pinot spreads and Tullio’s family successfully cultivate it, in order to sell the grapes in the growing industry of Valle Versa.
In the 1980s and 90s, Marco and Antonio invested in innovative winemaking systems and the modern equipment necessary for the first-rate production of white wines of the Valle Versa.

The future

Marco and his son Massimiliano, now cultivate the grapes to produce the different white and red DOC and IGT wines of the Oltrepò area. Their focus is on excellence and authenticity, sacrificing quantities for quality. Bosco Longhino wines receive global acclamation, particularly across Europe and in New York.

With Massimiliano’s technical skills and Greta’s management, we are aiming to bring Bosco Longhino’s wines onto the tables of anyone abroad wanting to savor the taste of Italian oenology. Now, at the beginnings of the fifth generation, with young Federico and Pietro, sons of Massimiliano, Danila and the Faravelli family welcome the company to those who want to experience the wines and traditional snacks in the heritage winery located within sprawling countryside.

Lives in the vineyards