Pio Boffa is the fourth generation winemaker and owner of Pio Cesare. He was born in Alba and studied in Turin where he attended University of “Economia e Commercio” (Business and Administration studies). Having been born into the Winery, Pio was naturally fascinated by all aspects of the wine production and spent his spare time following and learning from his grandfather Giuseppe Pio and his father Giuseppe Boffa.
This curiosity and love for innovation and respect for tradition moved Pio to visit the different great wine areas in France and in the former new areas, like California and Australia. In 1972, he had 3 months of training at Robert Mondavi Winery in California, working together with the Mondavi family in the cellar, one of the experiences that affected him the most.
Pio continued studying but dedicated more and more time to working in the winery with his father Giuseppe and his mother Rosy, and in a short time became totally involved in the company. He introduced the typical wines of the Piemonte area (Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato and Gavi), and also more modern wines such as Piodilei Chardonnay, Ornato Barolo, Il Bricco Barbaresco and Fides Barbera d’Alba. Pio Boffa brought the Pio Cesare wines to a famous stature throughout the world.
Pio is married to Nicoletta and he has a daughter, Federica Rosy.