- Established: 1847
With a name meaning “at the foot of the mountains,” the region of Piedmont is nestled at the base of the Alps in Northwest Italy. It is here the noble Nebbiolo grape is cultivated, giving birth to Barolo wine.
Since 1847, the Colla Family has worked its vineyards in Piedmont’s Langhe zone. The vinedresser’s work has been handed down from generation to generation until reaching Paolo Colla, the fourth generation of the family. With intense energy, Paolo dedicated himself exclusively to Barolo production.
In 1973 his daughter, Marivanna, married Gianni Gagliardo, a young man from Monticello d’Alba in the Roero zone, on the west bank of the Tanaro River. Gianni was a passionate man with a notable entrepreneurial talent.