In the heart of Gattinara in northern Piedmont, the Travaglini winery was founded in the 1920s by Clemente Travaglini and is now one of the most representative wineries of Alto Piemonte.
The winery’s ownership has been passed down through the family. Over the years, Travaglini has established itself as the most esteemed maker of traditional, limited-production wines of the Gattinara DOCG appellation made from Nebbiolo grapes.
One of the distinguishing marks of Travaglini is the unique shape of their bottles, first conceived in 1958 by Giancarlo Travaglini, grandson of the founder. Its form recalls the back of a seated person with a gentle slope to its shoulders, and its curved shape acts as a decanter for their Gattinara DOCG wine.
The family’s passion and commitment to winemaking have not diminished over the generations. Today, Cinzia Travaglini Clemente’s great-granddaughter manages day-to-day operations at the winery. Her husband Massimo Collauto is the chief winemaker, a role he inherited from his late father-in-law and beloved mentor, Giancarlo. Travaglini’s range of wine includes their Gattinara DOCG Riserva, which has great structure and longevity, and Nebbiolo DOC Coste delle Sesia, a young, fruity, and easy-to-drink red wine.
Gattinara Docg Riserva
Winery visits and wine tastings
The Travaglini family takes care to ensure that each guest is able to experience the culture of wine in northern Piedmont. Their unique winemaking heritage showcases how Piedmont’s most noble grape, Nebbiolo, takes on a new personality in a completely different terroir. Most of the tours also include a pairing with a selection of local meats and cheeses to highlight the important role of wine in local cuisine.
Italian and English
Guided winery tour, Guided wine tastings, Guided vertical testings