The Ghiga family has very deep-rooted farming origins dating back to the early 70s in Castiglione Tinella, an area particularly suited for cultivating Muscat grapes. Mario Ghiga was the first to launch the business by producing most of the grapes for wine to be sold to the sparkling wine industries. Mario also bought a lot of new land, located around the “Ghiga Hill” house (which is still where the company is based). On this white and sunny land, he planted more Muscat vineyards; vineyards which today produce high quality grapes. Mario’s entrepreneurial activity continued over the years not only with the purchase of new plots but also by creating Dolcetto and Barbera vineyards, which are located in the municipality of Costigliole d’Asti. A typical area of Barbera d’Asti. Thus the Company’s present framework came to being.
After Mario passed away, the company was inherited by his son Giovanni, who carried on farming, buying new tractors and agricultural machinery. He continued modernizing the company bringing it to its current agricultural mechanization. This was a very important step because it allowed for the refinement and acceleration of cultivation techniques, thus saving time, effort and money. In recent years, under Giovanni’s direction, the wine-making activities initiated by Mario were temporarily put aside because the family was mainly focused on the farm and on the production and sale of grapes to the wine industry.