The agricultural society La Dinda was born in 2011 in connection with the purchase of an ancient farmstead of the early Nineteenth Century located on the left bank of the river Belbo. Between 2012 and 2013, the building has undergone a careful restructuring process that has allowed to enhance the beauty hidden by the passing of time and neglect.

 

Il cascinale che ospita il birrificio La Dinda

Although the agricultural society La Dinda is very young, the settlement in the area is far from being recent: the property has regularly entered the municipal register of Santo Stefano Belbo since 1323.
 At that time, infact, the main reasons (incursions and enemy raids) which, until then, had always urged the agricultural population to relocate onto a higher position, had come to an end and the property, with its large flat area, easy to cultivate, laying along the shore of the river Belbo and at the same time close to the village, began to represent an attractive possession for several families of landowners that competed for it for long.

The estate was a possession of the Count Incisa Beccaria who resided in a nearby property, nowadays transformed into the Relais San Maurizio and, subsequently, it was purchased by the family Bellino, originally coming from Genoa.

 

I vigneti di Moscato Bianco di proprietà de La Dinda

Since long the land has been planted with Moscato Bianco, a vine whose grapes are used for the production of the fine wines Asti DOCG and Muscat DOCG.

In addition to the vines, the lands adjacent to the company are covered by woods or devoted to arable land… and in that very  land we grow our beer-barley!

 

L'orzo distico coltivato nei campi adiacenti al birrificio

Today, we are the first brewery operating in the municipality of Santo Stefano Belbo. Within the stone farmhouse a mashing room with three vats of 20 hL, a series of fermenting vats of 40 hL each and a modern bottling line have been installed.

La sala cottura a 3 tini de La Dinda

La linea di imbottigliamento installata nel birrificio La Dinda

Considering our link with the Langhe territory and the willingness to protect the environment, our brewery provides for the production of the necessary energy through a photovoltaic plant of 20 KWP placed on the roof of the Company house.

In addition to that, always with the goal in mind to uphold a green philosophy, the heat needed for mashing and boiling the wort, as well as the one needed for the heating of the building, are produced by a wood biomass boiler working with the chips obtained from the pruning of the vines and the cutting of the trees owned by the company.

Finally, a waste water purification was installed in order to make the wastewater of eligible production to discharge in surface waters.