Cantina Luigi Baudana is one of the smallest producers in the Serralunga d’Alba of Barolo, Piemonte. Luigi and Fiorina Baudana are the namesakes of the località Baudana, the hamlet just north of Serralunga d’Alba, and of the historical cru that lays on the western slope of the hill. The beginning of their family history is lost in time and Luigi never precisely knew whether his ancestors gave their name to the place or took their name from it. It was thanks to Fiorina’s love and encouragement that the two decided to stop selling their family’s grapes to cooperatives and to start producing their own estate wines. The winery has been a secret for a bunch of fortunate wine lovers for over forty years, producing a limited amount of Barolo and other wines. In 2003, Luigi and wife Fiorina started to look for a future for their estate. In January 2009, Luigi and Fiorina entrusted the Vajra family with a unique mission:
being the guardian of their family name, story and vineyards.
The enthusiasm, energy and will to preserve the past history and prolong the future of this beautiful little jewel was what Luigi and Fiorina were searching for. Giuseppe Vajra considers himself il guardiano [the guardian] of this century-long winery and started operations with the 2008 vintage in the Baudana cellar. Farming is sustainable and takes advantage of organic and biodynamic practices; no chemical manipulation occurs to the fruits or wines.