Empson USA Einaudi

Fact Sheet


Location: Dogliani, Cuneo. Piedmont, Italy

Poderi Luigi Einaudi was founded in 1897 by Luigi Einaudi, who would later go on to be Italy’s first president. Today the estate is run by his great-grandson Matteo Sardagna and winemaker Beppe Caviola.

Points of Differentiation

  • Of the 358 acres owned by the estate, only the very best areas are planted with vineyards
  • Estate-Grown, Estate Bottled
  • Located in the birthplace of Dolcetto wine
  • Now in its fourth generation
  • Hands-on attention to detail in the vineyards ensure superior care for the grapes and vines

The History

It all began in 1897, when 23-year-old Luigi Einaudi purchased the first of the Einaudi estates at San Giacomo, in Dogliani, that is the heart of Dolcetto country. Luigi, who would later become Italy’s first President in 1948, was a man of the land and understood the importance of respecting traditions.

Luigi Einaudi was the first to root grafts on American rootstock to combat phylloxera in Langhe, bringing modern viticulture to the area.

In 1915, Luigi made plans to build a cellar and began producing his own wine instead of selling the grapes. He started to buy vineyards that enjoyed a particular position, exposure, and soil quality to create the best wines.

Today, his great-grandson Matteo Sardagna orchestrates production with a historic cooperative and with winemaker Beppe Caviola. Some of the region’s finest vineyard sites are assembled under the Einaudi umbrella.

In 2016 Einaudi purchased 22 acres in one of the most historic and prestigious cru of the Langhe in the Municipality of Monforte d’Alba. Today four hectares are planted with Barolo, half a hectare with Barbera.

The Terroir

The total property includes 358 acres, divided among Dogliani, Barolo, Monforte d’Alba, Verduno, and Neive. A unique aspect of the property is that it contains 13 farmhouses, and each farmhouse is responsible for the management of their land. By doing this Einaudi has assured that all of its vineyards receive hands-on attention to detail.