My name is Gabrielle Gaffino. My grandfather Federico was born into a family of peasant Italian emigrants. He became a successful stockbroker and decided to invest in a vineyard near Rome, which had welcomed him, first as a boy, and then as a man, husband and father. He bought an estate in Ardea named Col di Bacco, where we are still located, thus giving life to his dream to “touch the soil” and work the land like his parents had before him. Viticulture became an obsession due to his love for the land and its fruits, and he passed that to my father Giuseppe.
While I was exposed to the land and wines my entire life, I chose to focus my career elsewhere. After almost 15 years, I took time to think about what my real passion was. The answer came almost spontaneously: I wanted to make wine! Thereafter, I studied the fascinating process of making wine. I invested everything that I had…luckily, I have been fully supported by my wife and family. Now, I work for myself and my family. For every decision we make, we consider the long-term.