Arnaldo Rivera was born on December 13th 1919 in Castiglione Falletto, a small village at the heart of the historic Barolo winegrowing area.
He was a local primary school teacher, mayor of his village for 36 years, and founder in 1958 of the Terre del Barolo winery,
which still today is the only direct cooperative wine cellar in the entire supply chain in the Barolo production area.
He lived through the hard times of the war in the front line, as well as the days of the liberation.
He and his wife Ester Rinaldi were not blessed with children. Arnaldo Rivera passed away on January 10th 1987,
after returning home from one of the winery’s many board meetings.