Stefano Chiarlo, a key figure in the renowned Chiarlo winemaking dynasty, continues the family’s legacy of crafting exceptional wines in Piedmont. Working alongside his parents and brother, Stefano oversees the estate’s 60 hectares of vineyards, upholding a tradition initiated by his father, Michele Chiarlo, in 1956. Born in the same town where the winery resides, Michele is a prominent name in the Piedmont wine industry.
After completing his Oenology studies at the Enological School in Alba and fulfilling his National Service commitment, Stefano joined the family business in 1991. Initially, he served as an Assistant to Oenologist Roberto Bezzato, focusing on vineyard management and the vinification of the vital Gavi wine.
In 1999, Stefano assumed the role of chief winemaker, coinciding with a remarkable vintage for Nebbiolo-based wines. His winemaking philosophy emphasizes elegance, with a delicate use of oak and a profound respect for varietals and terroir.
Beyond the vineyards, Stefano shares a passion for Torino football and enjoys skiing, exploring cozy pubs, and harbors a deep love for the sea.
Stefano’s watchful eye has birthed 14 remarkable wines in the Michele Chiarlo portfolio, spanning from iconic Barolos to pioneering Barberas, essential Gavis, and delightful Moscatos. Explore the fruits of his labor and the Chiarlo family’s dedication to crafting exceptional Piedmontese wines on their website.