Our cellar is open for visits and tastings. If you want to discover and get to know the Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato, we will be very happy.
The Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato DOCG wine is unmistakable in the aromas that it emanates, from the floral scent, the fruity notes that emerge at every taste.
The history of the Ferraris Agricola company began when my great-grandfather Luigi emigrated to America and found gold during the “Golden rush” in California. Thanks to these proceeds, my great-grandmother Teresa, who had remained in Italy, had the opportunity to make your dreams come true. In 1921 he was able, in fact, to buy the house in Via al Castello, where the company was located until recently and where the family’s historic cellars are still located. Two years later, my grandfather Martino bought (with many sacrifices) the “Casot” which was nothing more than a rural farmhouse in the middle of a 40,000 square meter plot where today one of the most representative vineyards of the company stands. My grandfather then planted the vineyards and bought some barrels in order to make his own wine production, which was initially sold wholesale to the merchants of the time, and later in demijohns to private consumers. My grandfather personally took care of the deliveries, which required numerous weekly trips from Castagnole to Turin aboard his horse. After the death of my grandfather Martino, it was my father’s turn who, in a period of strong Turin industrialization, decided to emigrate to the city like many peers of the time. However, he always kept his father’s passion for vineyards alive. He therefore continued to take care of the family vineyards, giving the grapes to the town’s Social Cooperative. All this continued until 1999 when, after my diploma in Agriculture, I settled in the company and thanks to a complete renovation of the old cellar, I was able to start making wine again on my own grapes from the family vineyards. This was a turning point for my company and perhaps for the whole world of Ruchè: I was in fact the first in the area to thin out the grapes to increase their quality and to set up the company exclusively for the production of bottled and high quality wine. level. In addition, I began to travel around Italy and around the world to spread the knowledge of Ruchè and to seek out new markets. Thus, production grew rapidly. It went from 10,000 bottles in the 2000 vintage to 60,000 in 2003, also thanks to the partnership between me and Randall Grahm of the already famous Bonny Doon Vineyard (California). Today the company produces about 180,000 bottles, of which more than a third of Ruchè, extends over 28 hectares of which 21 are planted with vineyards and is the largest family-run farm located in the area of the 7 municipalities of Ruchè.
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