The family estate of Taverna Wines was founded in the 1930s by the grandfather of the current owner Roberto Taverna. He bought and planted vineyards in Neive, one of the 4 villages of Barbaresco DOCG area. The estate was among the first to bottle Barbaresco cru wines, like the “Cascina Slizza” one (now part of Gaia-Principe MGA) back in 1974 under the name of Vina Versio, the founder’s widow. For the family, growing grapes and making and selling wine has always been a side business. Robert's mother Luciana was a teacher, and father Piero used to work for the regional government. In 2016 Roberto applied for an official license to bottle and produced his first Barbaresco. So 2016 is the first “official” vintage and since 2019, Taverna Wines has started to vinify the majority of the estate produced grapes.