In the heart of Gattinara in northern Piedmont, Travaglini winery was founded in the 1920s by Clemente Travaglini and is now one of the most representative wineries of the area.
The winery’s ownership has been passed down through the family. Over the years, Travaglini has established itself as the most esteemed producers 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, the founder's grandson. It looks like the back of a seated person with a gentle slope to its shoulders, and its curved form serevs 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 wines 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.