Acquerello carnaroli rice is produced by the Rondolino family, which has been harvesting rice on their estate, Tenuta Colombara, in the province of Vercelli, Piemonte, since 1935. Since 2000, Piero and Maria Nava and their children Rinaldo, Umberto and Anna, have planted only carnaroli rice on their farm, to avoid the possibility of accidental hybridization. The family is proud to carry on their region’s historic tradition; thanks to the fertility of its soil and purity of its water, Vercelli is one of Europe’s oldest risotto rice producing regions, and one of the oldest urban sites in Italy, with settlements dating back to 600 BC.