Owner & winemaker Luca Ferraris followed in his grandfather’s footsteps, continuing the wine growing traditions he started in 1923. When Luca took over in 1999, he restored the old cellar & began making wine, with a goal of high-quality production & exports. In 2003 he partnered with Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon Vineyards to increase his production, and today he produces over 10,000 cases. Luca has 18 vineyards covering 25 hectares in the Castagnole Monferrato area of Asti (Piedmont). Luca Ferraris helped put Ruchè on the map; his winery is the largest family-owned agricultural company in the Ruchè growing region.