At first, just for family and friends, in 2006 Vigna Bottin was born from the Bottin’s estate grown Italian grape varieties. Paolo’s father Anselmo and uncle Ferdinando instilled the skills and passion for viticulture in Paolo at a young age.
Paolo was always interested in and drawn to Italian varieties. He travelled to Italy to learn more and observed Italian varieties being made that were more medium-bodied and food-friendly. It wasn’t until a few trips to Italy, and after many summers tending the vineyards of traditional McLaren Vale varieties, that planting Italian grapes in Australian soil became a reality.
In 1999, Paolo started the journey by planting Sangiovese and Barbera.