Carlo Gancia is often recognised as the father of Italian sparkling wine. After travelling to France to study champagne in 1850, he produced the first wine in Italy using the Traditional Method. Gancia spent 15 years trialling small batches before producing his first commercial product on a larger scale in 1865.
Today, Casa Gancia holds over 2000 acres of vineyards across the Piedmont region, one of the most prized vineyards in the world. In addition to this are Casa Gancia's historic wine cellars, nicknamed 'Underground Cathedrals' for their architecture, UNESCO have named them a world heritage site for their cultural and historical value.