Vigna Traverso was born out of Giancarlo Traverso’s passion of the wines of the Colli Orientali. In the late 1980s, as top winemaker of the Piave area Giancarlo, together with his wife Ornella Molon, started exploring and learning about other wine regions, winemaking practices, and winery operations. In 1998 he purchased six hectares of vineyards in Prepotto, in Friuli. The vineyards were planted to the traditional varieties: Ribolla Gialla, Schioppettino di Prepotto and Friuliano.
Giancarlo’s passion for wine passed down to his children, in particular to Stefano who became an oenologist and today runs the estate and winery. His father’s legacy and the knowledge he acquired in school have shaped his winemaking philosophy which combines technology, research and experimentation, alongside a profound love for the land.