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The Wines

Torraccia del Piantavigna is a family-run winery producing wines from its 35 hectares (88 acres) of vineyards in Alto Piemonte.

Its most prestigious vineyards are situated in the D.O.C.G. areas of Ghemme and Gattinara in the foothills of the Alps.

The wines made by Torraccia del Piantavigna have won many awards. They include the “Tre Bicchieri Rossi” (3 Red Glasses) award made each year by Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most authoritative wine guide.

Torraccia del Piantavigna wines have won the award for the last 12 years in succession.

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The Winery

The story of Torraccia del Piantavigna dates back to the early 1950s when Pierino Piantavigna planted a small vineyard on the hill behind Ghemme near a 17th century fortified farm called Cavenago.

The name of the winery was adopted many years later in memory of Pierino and of the energetic way in which he spent his life, patiently tending his vineyards.

Torraccia refers to the crumbling old tower near his vineyards and so the name of the winery was born.

In 1997 Alessandro Francoli, Pierino’s grandson and current president of Distillerie Francoli, started the Torraccia del Piantavigna winery.

The reputation of the wines has grown both in Italy and on international markets and is now synonymous not only for the quality of the wines, but also for the winery’s huge respect for local traditions.

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Torraccia del Piantavigna

The Vineyard