Highly respected father/daughter winemaking team, unlocking Piedmont with Angel funding
- Meet Gianfranco and Serena Cordero...a seriously talented father-daughter combo taking the Italian region of Piedmont by storm.
- They started producing their own wine in 2006 when they took on Serena's grandfather Teresio's vineyard so they could keep on working in his memory, and let their land be known all over the world.
- Year on year this dynamic duo bring Angels some seriously plush Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera red wines, as well as their 90%+ rated Gavi and Gavi di Gavi and they’ve racked up nearly 13,000 ratings in doing so!
Map of the Vineyard
Gianfranco & Serena Cordero's Story
It's Serena Cordero - together with my father Gianfranco we make wines in Piedmont, in the Northern part of Italy, which we're very proud to now be able to share with all of you.
My father was born in 1958 in Priocca d'Alba, in the Roero Area, one of the most important lands for viticulture in Piedmont. Coming from a farmer's family he suddenly started his study in Oenology at the age of 14 (even though his parents wanted him to focus on religion and prayer)! In 25 years of his career, he created, first of all, an oenological laboratory and then became a winemaking group consultant.
Then this passion for the wine world was transmitted to me - since I was a child I decided to follow in my father's footsteps. After I graduated at the University of Viticulture and Oenology in Turin, we began working together.
We started producing our own wine in 2006 when we decided to take on my grandfather Teresio's vineyard, located near the house where my father was born. It's a way to keep on working in his father's memory.
Working together as a father and daughter is not so easy as it would seem to be, but our common passion for this job and great patience is the secret!
There is nothing better than to create something so special as wine with your own hand, starting from planting the vineyard to bottling your final product. It really makes you feel one with the earth! And it is in our wines themselves that you see the expression and the result of our coming together, our contrasting personalities, so far but so close to each other at the same time. That's the result of the ideas and experiences of an old bearded man and a young crazy girl!
Every moment in this job is great. For my father the best one is meeting with customers who appreciate our wines and the story behind them. My favourite part is all the time spent in the vineyard and in the cellar. Especially in the harvest period, when days and nights spent hard working near the tank are not so difficult for me. Sure the preferred moment for us both is the 'ending harvest' party, a dinner with friends and colleagues, drinking good wines, having fun and talking about the work we've done.
Every day we try to work harder and harder in order to let our land (Alba and the Roero area) be known all over the world.
Making wine is our job, but also our greatest passion and we are really happy to share our product with all of you, my dear Angels!"
Gianfranco & Serena's Archangels
Archangels are our most interactive customers. They know our wines inside out and help us discover new wines for the site!