Family and winery
Our winery owes everything to Roberto Gatti’s initiative, intuition and foresight. Roberto was born in Cazzago San Martino in 1953, to a family of farmers and vine-growers, but soon moved to Erbusco, in the heart of Franciacorta. In his youth he worked for a local farm with his father, and later on his own as the manager of the wine cellar and vineyards, for another well-known winery within the area.He worked there for more than 20 years, mastering the viticulture of Franciacorta and the most modern winemaking techniques. In 1990, he and his wife Andreina took over the management of four hectares of land and a real estate located in Erbusco, where they soon created a wine cellar. After the harvest of 1991, Roberto presented his first two wines: a Terre di Franciacorta red wine and a white one.
Ferghettina was born, taking down the name of the area where the winery was built. The following year Roberto produced his first Franciacorta, a brut that’s still the strongest suit of the winery. Since then, Ferghettina has expanded significantly. As Roberto was held in high esteem in Franciacorta, he rented many plots of land to plant vines according to high-quality standards of viticulture. Nowadays, we run 200 hectars of vineyards located in 11 municipalities of Franciacorta, conforming to organic farming principles, in order to exploit the resources of the different soils as fully as possible, to enhance the quality of our wines. Ferghettina is a family matter: everything is managed by Roberto and Andreina, with the help of their children Laura and Matteo, both graduated in oenology, and of a large number of employees and partners.
From harvestto hospitality.
Work on the foundations of our new headquarter started in 2002, on a plot of land which had been bought by Roberto and Adreina in the municipality of Adro. The building was completed in 2005. Built on the gentle slopes of an hill, characterised by an astonishing view on the landscape, the three-storey building contains every stage of the wine making process. Our main aim is to invest our resources in quality and research: that’s why we gradually have felt the need to increase the refining period of the wine in yeast and improve the quality of our vinification techniques. For this reason, in 2016 the winery extension works started. We realised a new building on the area adjoining the cellar, always holding in high regard the respect for the territory, merging together function and beauty. Works were completed in August 2018, right in time for the new harvest. In our new location, great part of the activities is focused on reception, which has always been one of our strong points. In fact, a large and enchanting tasting room is at your disposal.
Our wine originates on the gentle hills of Franciacorta. It’s on these sunny slopes, located in the foothills of Alps that overlook the Lake Sebino, that our grapes grow and ripen, subjected to constant monitoring and care. Our hands are the main tools through which we work the soil and grow the vines, gradually turning bunches into wines. Then, our palate shows us the way to produce our Franciacorta, which is the ultimate expression of our style and thoughts: an accurate portrait of our territory.
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Autostrada A4 Milano - Venezia exit Rovato. At the roundabout outside the tollbooth turn left towards Erbusco. At the next roundabout go straight on towards Erbusco, then follow the provincial road for about 4 km. As soon as you pass the village of Erbusco you will find on your right a large shop that sells swimming pools, take the first road on the right after the shop and from there on follow the arrows signs for about 1 km until you reach Ferghettina. Address for the NAVIGATOR: via Nigoline ADRO