We are women and men, we are winegrowers, technicians, salespeople, warehouse staff and office workers, we are from Vinchio and Vaglio Serra, from Monferrato and Piedmont by birth or adoption. We are the heart of the Cooperativa Vinchio Vaglio.
The President and the Vice-President
The Rules of the Association stipulate that the President and the Vice-President must come from Vinchio and Vaglio Serra, respectively. This is because of an old rivalry between the two villages, which only ended thanks to the hard work of our company and their willingness to promote the local area.
Over time, the animosity between these two offices has turned into a solid working relationship and the strong administrative background of both our President and Vice-President has undeniably played an important role in achieving this result. They have both been mayors of their hometowns. Lorenzo Giordano (of Vinchio) and Cristiano Fornaro (of Vaglio) both are keen oenophiles and, in particular, great connoisseurs of Barbera, though still appreciating the sparkling wines such as Alta Langa.
The daily life of the great management work of Vinchio Vaglio requires full-time commitment without reservations. Marco Giordano, a young director, takes care of it, and with his administrative and technical competence, as well as his communication skills, represents a point of reference for the entire staff.
Export Manager and Sales Team
The export manager, Tessa Donnadieu, and the Italy salespeople, Silvio Giovine, Giuseppe Fiorio and Gianni Catto, are the people responsible for making the excellence of our beloved territory known throughout Italy and around the world. It is through the exhibitions and events they take part in, but above all it’s through their handshakes that they succeed in conveying their profound knowledge of the preciousness of the wines of Monferrato.
Oenologist Giuseppe Rattazzo: the experience
Giuseppe was born in March 1956 in Rocchetta Palafea and graduated at the School for Oenology in Alba. He started working on a farm near Pavia and completed his training in Canton Tessin. In 2001 he became an associate of the Noè’s Oenologist’s Office, a longstanding collaborator of the Vinchio Vaglio winery. In 2018 he officially succeeded the renowned Noè, and so with his wealth of knowledge ensured the continuity of the business.
Oenologist Matteo Laiolo: the enthusiasm
Matteo, born in 1995, showed a great love for his native area from an early age. A passion passed on through his family – longstanding associates of our winery – which led him attending the School for Oenology in Alba. During his time at University, he worked on a farm and with our winery. As an in-house oenologist, he first worked closely with Giuliano Noè, and then with Beppe Rattazzo. Their partnership has always been one of mutual respect, where the expertise of the “master” went hand in hand with the enthusiasm of the “student”.
Vinchio Vaglio’s departments
Wine is made in the vineyard, but not only! To welcome you in the flagship store, you will always find the smiles and advice of our staff, the production department is the beating heart of the wines that arrive on your table, the laboratory represents the guarantee of quality, the logistics department, thanks to the small fleet we have at our disposal, takes care of deliveries in a timely manner, and the administration department – through their PCs, telephones and accounting – holds the threads of the entire company together. And these are just some of the faces reflected in the glass you eventually sip.