Bag in Box

Bag in Box Barbera

Our approach

Vinchio Vaglio focused on the Bag-in-Box almost 15 years ago and has recently invested in a dedicated high tech bottling line inaugurated in 2009 for the 50th anniversary of the winery.

Thanks to this alternative packaging we are able to offer a wide range of Bag in box wines of 3 and 10 litres, while respecting the territory and tradition, with the same passion that we devote to produce our bottled wines.

What is the Bag in Box? A growing packaging 

The Bag-in-Box is a container developed in Australia in the 1960s. At the beginning, it was a rigid plastic tank with a tap for serving. It was used to transport wine, more easily than in a bottle, but it did not allow for storage after opening: once opened, air entered into the tank and oxidised the wine.

After various experiments and patents, the Bag-in-Box® that we know today was born. The “BIB” is a flexible bag inside a cardboard box, which retracts when you serve the wine and thanks to its non-return valve, air does not enter, which means that the wine can be stored for several weeks after opening.

The Bag-in-Box: the modern choice

Wine consumers are evolving, their tastes are changing, they drink with moderation, less regularly and often they do not have a wine cellar due to lack of space. The bag-in-box, unlike the bottle, offers them the possibility of keeping their wine much longer after opening.

The same benefit for the trade hospitality: wine by the glass or by the carafe gradually replaces the bottles on the customer’s table. The restaurateur can afford an extensive list of wines by the glass and no longer loses his stock of unsold bottles.

The Bag-in-Box® has strong arguments: lighter, cheaper, with a lower carbon footprint, more practical and better adapted to today’s consumption patterns.

Our philosophy: The choice of the Bag in Box was not an fallback but a challenge because the Bag in Box is just a packaging, the difference is the wine inside!

Which are the advantages of the Bag-in-box?

Here the main advantages:

  • Longer product shelf-life and integrity
  • Ideal storage conditions, thanks to the vacuum system of the bag and the patented tap, which facilitates the use and prevents any drops of wine from forming. 
  • When protected from the air, the wine does not oxidise. After opening, stored in a cool place, the organoleptic qualities remain unaltered for up to several weeks.
  • The BIB outer box protects the wine from light and the bag from impacts.
  • Strong and safe: easy to store and transport. Usually consisting of a plastic bag wrapped in a sturdy cardboard box, the BIB packaging makes it easy to transport and store the wine. It also has the advantage of being unbreakable. For the same volume – often about three litres of wine – it is lighter than the equivalent in traditional glass bottles.  
  • Practical and ease to use: easy to open without a corkscrew. Service as you wish. You only take the amount you need, with no risk of waste.
  • Convenience and optimization: the BIB eliminates all the costs associated with bottling, which account for more than a quarter of a wine’s selling price. For the identical quality of wine, the selling price is reduced by 25 to 30%.

Environment friendly

The bag in box is more cost-efficient compared to other packaging alternatives which means considerable savings in terms of logistic costs of transport and storage. Low carbon footprint, lightweight, the bag and outer box are easy to separate (The BIB is made from 75% cardboard and 25% plastic).  The cardboard box can be recycled, and the bag can be incinerated with energy recovery.

Without forgetting its festive aspect…

Ready for use and consumption. Ideal for picnics, walks and barbecues thanks to the plastic handle. 

The carbon footprints of different types of wine packaging per litre of beverage: