The winery was established on 26th February 1959 by 19 winegrowers from Vinchio and Vaglio Serra and it now has 192 associates who own and run approximately 450 hectars of vineyards.
The vineyards are cultivated with a wide range of local grape varieties: Barbera (also called “the ruby of Vinchio”), Dolcetto, Cortese, Grignolino, Nebbiolo, Brachetto, Moscato, Freisa and Bonarda but also some international varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Viognier as our hills offer the perfect conditions for them to grow.
The vineyards of our associates are mostly in Vinchio and Vaglio Serra with only a few in neighbouring areas. The majority overhang steep slopes, making their tending extremely difficult on one hand but ensuring a perfect sunlight exposure throughout the day on the other. These optimal conditions contribute towards a high sugar content, that together with the mineral composition of the soil, determine the unique character of top-quality wines.
Our pursuit of excellence doesn’t end with the way we tend our vineyards; it goes far beyond that: we use state-of-the-art equipment and modern winemaking techniques. Our winery boasts a brand-new bottling line with ultramodern equipment for the filling and packaging of bottles and Magnums as well as incorporating a practical and eco-friendly Bag-in-Box packaging. Our more prestigious wines are kept in a large barrique cellar, excavated from the hillside. This environment guarantees constant, natural temperature and humidity for the wines while they age inside their barriques and French oak barrels.
In order to reach and improve our objectives in meeting our customers’ demands, we have implemented over the years a series of certified measures of quality management and environment, as well as for work and food safety in accordance with the UNI EN ISO 9001, UNI EN ISO 14001, UNI EN ISO 22000 and ISO45001 standards.
Vinchio Vaglio has a modern store where you can taste our excellent wines in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.
Hospitality has always been at the core of our business. We are pleased to offer wine tasting both indoors, in our store and in the cellars, and outdoors in the garden next to the winery and on various walking trails. One of the most scenic and fascinating walking routes is the Nests’ Trail, which runs through the nature reserve of the Sarmassa Valley and its vineyards.