wine producer

Rocche Costamagna

Region: Piemonte


On May 15, 1841, the Police of the Royal Military Command of the city in province of Alba granted Luigi Costamagna, son of Francesco Antonio, the permit "for retail wine trade [...] for the wine produced from the grapes of his vineyards" in La Morra.

In 1911, Francesco and his son Riccardo won the Gold Medal at the International Exhibition Grand Prix in Turin, for fifty years of uninterrupted production.

After Francesco's death, his son Riccardo, a lawyer in Turin and Alba, continued to direct the company with the help of his wife Maddalena. In the 1930s, after Riccardo's death, Maddalena sold the properties outside of La Morra, but not the vineyards located in the Rocche dell'Annunziata. They limited themselves to making wine for the needs of the family, and most of the grapes were sold.

At the end of the sixties, her granddaughter Claudia Ferraresi, together with her husband Giorgio Locatelli, took over the reins of the family business, alongside professional painting and wine entrepreneurism. The winemaking activity is increased with the planting of new vineyards and the restoration of the historical cellars.

From the mid-eighties, the young Alessandro Locatelli took care of every aspect of management. He significantly improved the management of vineyards and winemaking and took care of sales by expanding their network to the four continents.