The Orto Smeraldo company was established in 2009, after extensive experience in the fruit and vegetables sector, by the Borio family.
It is located in Vaccheria, a small hamlet in Guarene just 10 minutes from Alba, in the valley between Langhe and Roero.
Orto Smeraldo cultivates seasonal products fully respecting nature so as to offer the territory’s most authentic flavors.
In fact, The Borio family since the 60’s cultivates their orchards with integrated pest management in order to reduce or minimize risks to people health and the environment.
All their processed goods are prepared with traditional methods which carefully preserve the organoleptic properties of foods. Moreover, their products do not contain artificial preservatives.
Orto Smeraldo’s jams are produced as you would do at home: frut is carefully washed, cored, mashed and then cooked in a pot with only the addition of sugar and lemon juice.
The Maderè cider
The idea was launched one evening amongst friends. Seeing the high quality of the Madernassa pear, a typical Roero variety, Massimo and Emanuele decided to try producing the first and only cider made from this fruit.
After the success of the initial experiments, the product was officially presented in 2014 with the name Maderè.
Dry, bubbly and with low alcohol, it’s ideal for any situation; for all dishes and light aperitifs.