Beyond the Bottle
Arts & Culture
with Chiara Boschis
July 11, 2017
Edwards Interfaith Chapel | Edwards
Moderated by Suzanne Hoffman, author of “Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte.”
Barolo winemaker Chiara Boschis’ family history is as deep and rich as the soil in which her grapes grow. It includes a riveting story involving the German invasion of Piemonte, Italy during World War II. And, later, the exchange of young prisoners from Barolo for an entire vintage of a precious wine.
In a live conversation with Suzanne Hoffman, Boschis will talk about the deep history of her family, her winery and her own growth as a farmer, a defender of nature, a winemaker and a daughter. This will be a rare opportunity to have a very personalized interaction with one of the leading vintners in the world.
Boschis is widely recognized as one of the first women producers in Barolo, although she comes from eight generations of winemakers. In 1981, the Boschis family acquired the E. Pira e Figli estate, occupying some of the most prestigious land in Barolo. In 1990, Chiara took over the operation on her own, bringing dedication, charm, patience and determination to every aspect of production. As a result, she raised the quality and image of the winery to that which it enjoys today. In 2010, Chiara’s younger brother Giorgio joined her, contributing a wealth of experience both in the vineyards as well as in the cellar.
As a winemaker, Chiara is a master of balance, crafting finessed and sophisticated wines that are some of the most aromatically dynamic expressions of Barolo today. But she is a farmer first, dedicating herself to the philosophy that quality begins in the vineyard where her impact on the environment is greatest.
Note! There will be a 30-minute reception at 6:30 p.m. The talk begins at 7:00 p.m.