The origins of the cooperative
The Cooperative - the ‘Cooperativa Riviera dei Fiori scarl’ – was set up in 1978 to bring together producers of Rossese di Dolceacqua whose vineyards are scattered over the region.
Several years later, due to the efforts of growers and winemakers, the production of Rossese di Dolceacqua underwent a significant improvement in quality, and the wine received important wine industry awards.
The origins of Maixei
In 2007 the cooperative launched the Maixei line of wines. The term maixei [/maiƷεi/] is used in local dialect to refer to dry stone walls which support the strips of land used for the cultivation of vineyards, olive groves, flowers and vegetables. The Rossese
vineyards that provide the grapes for Maixei wines are situated on the cultivated terraces which make the landscape so distinctive.
We are striving to improve vine cultivation systems and winemaking techniques, while fully respecting local traditions
and the right terroir, in order to produce an authentic local product of the highest quality.