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Wine World Mourns Loss of Italy’s Pio Boffa

By May 25, 2021Top News, VIPs

Pio Boffa, head of the historic Pio Cesare winery in Italy’s Piedmont region and internationally renowned advocate for Piedmont wines, died on April 18 after a two-week battle with COVID-19. He was 66. A fourth-generation winemaker, Boffa spent four decades converting Pio Cesare into a high-end estate winery with more than 173 vineyard acres in Barolo and Barbaresco from its original roots as an acclaimed négociant. Cesare has been producing world-class wines since 1881 in Northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Founded by Boffa’s grandfather, Cesare Pio, the winery first began producing a small and select quantity of wines. The Pio Cesare brand gained fame and prominence both domestically and internationally – it’s one of the most respected names among Italian wine producers. Tributes from across the globe describe passion, dedication, commitment and knowledge as some of Boffa’s traits that created his far-reaching legacy in wine.


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