North and South, two worlds which come across each other. A marriage of love which becomes also love for the land. Antonio Zoppi, a Bonassola native, and Aida Forgione, born in Campania from a generations wine-growers family, meet more than thirty years ago. They decide to quit their respective careers, he was a businessman and she was a shop-owner that, with her name – which is a tribute to the Verdi opera as an homage to her grandad who was a musician at the San Carlo theatre in Naples – brings a breath of art in the family.
Being in love with the place they chose to be their home, the Riviera Ligure di Levante, in particular the Bonassola village, Antonio and Aida become wine-growers, putting to good use knowledge and passion. As the years pass they buy farmhouses and plots of land in the surroundings, including the Cinque Terre, and start to grow vines challenging the slopes which make Ligurian viticulture so heroic, repairing another local typical feature: drywalls. This is how in 2000 Cà du Ferrà is born, a wine-producing farm and farmhouse/agriturismo, which is a dialectal term to describe a “blacksmith’s home” since these lands, which are now crossed by vine rows, were given-over to horse-shoeing.