Meet winemaker Luca Ferraris

Vino welcomes everyone’s favorite Ruchè producer to New York

Luca Ferraris in the vineyard at Castagnole Monferrato, photographed by Jim Hutchinson, October 2008.

Luca Ferraris in the vineyard at Castagnole Monferrato, photographed by Jim Hutchinson, October 2008.

The journey wine takes on its way from vineyard to bottle to dinner table is long and winding: when we sit down to open a bottle it’s sometimes easy to forget about the men and women far away whose talent and hard work has somehow directly led to the delicious enhancement of your meal. So naturally, when the chance arises to meet our favorite winemakers it’s a huge thrill. This week, we’re delighted to welcome to the Big Apple one of our youngest and most popular producers, Luca Ferraris.


Vino's Jim Hutchinson in Luca's underground storage facility, also known as "Il Salotto del Ruché".

Since their introduction last year, Luca’s line of varietals have proven a massive success with all those in search of affordable wines from Piedmont made in a classic style. Ferraris specializes in local varieties indigenous to the piemontese province of Asti and its surroundings. As Vino customers have discovered, Luca’s Barbera d’Asti, Grignolino d’Asti and the emerging Ruchè, made from a grape grown solely in the hamlet of Castagnole Monferrato, offer some of our best values. This year we’re excited to introduce a new addition to the Ferraris range: Il Re is a rare blend of Ruchè and Syrah.


Luca Ferraris will be bringing with him the 2008 vintages of his wines, which he’ll be pouring at Vino next Wednesday, May 13th from 5:30pm. For more information call 212-725-6516 or email


One Response to Meet winemaker Luca Ferraris

  1. Robin Hein says:

    My husband and I are thrilled to see that Luca Ferraris’ wonderful wines have received some attention in the US! We were extremely fortunate to be part of his first tour group (10 of us) at his beautiful and historic Catignole residence/tasting room/cellars/etc. in May 2006 when he was launching his Ruche’. Not only are his wines fantastic, but he is such a gentle soul, passionate in his art and heritage. We treasure our memories and one remaining bottle of Barbera that we purchased at his residence. We will be sure to buy more now that it is being marketed here in the US. Thanks, John and Robin Hein, Helena, MT

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