As a business, Ferrando came into being at the end of the 19th century with the opening in Ivrea of a wine shop, which stayed open until the 1950s. Giuseppe Ferrando subsequently began buying grapes from families in Carema and until the 1980s devoted himself exclusively to the production of Carema. Today the range extends to Erbaluce, still, sparkling and passito, plus a Canavese Rosso, made with freisa, barbera, bonarda and nebbiolo grapes. The Carema comes in two versions: Etichetta Bianca, the standard line, and Etichetta Nera (a selection produced only in the best vintages), aged first in steel vats, then in wood casks. The winery owns small vineyards scattered across the Carema area on plots enclosed by characteristic drystone walls that are hard to work but ensure high-quality grapes. It’s possible to organize visits to the cellar.