The Maiolini family has been connected to wine and grapes since the 15th century. The family traces their roots to Ome, a unique place located on the northeastern border of Franciacorta, Italy’s famed sparkling wine-producing region. The red grape variety Majolina (recently recognized as a variety indigenous to Lombardy) is a testament to the long history of the family in this region.
In 1981 Valentino Maiolini’s four sons relaunched the Majolini winery. Together they restored the ancient vineyards and built the winery high up on a hill with views that stretch for miles over the village of Ome and the surrounding vineyards. The buildings are crafted from local stone known as Medolo and this pure white limestone is the same component found in the region’s soil that gives minerality and structure to the Franciacorta wines that are produced here.
Today the winery is run by Ezio Maiolini and three cousins: Simone, Giovanni, and Elena. For almost twenty years the winemaking process has been shared by Cesari Ferrari from Franciacorta and Jean-Pierre Valade from Champagne, France.