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Faithful to tradition and respect for the territory

Cantine Ghidossi, The History

In the enchanting setting of Ticino, the home of Merlot, it all began with Gianfranco Ghidossi, an electrical engineer with a passion for vines and wine, a passion that was passed on to him by his father Silvio, who cultivated a small vineyard in front of the house. His father's first hobby productions, which vinified a few hundred kilos of Merlot grapes, led Gianfranco to want to improve that wine of which his father was so proud.

So it was that in 1992 the first Ghidossi cellar was built, which allowed Gianfranco to produce his wines in a real winery. His passion, tenacity and thoroughness led him to develop and improve his wines to the best of his ability, soon leading him soon to win the first gold medals in international competitions with the wine that bears his nickname, 'Saetta'.

I premi di davide ghidossi

Soon Gianfranco's passion also became that of his son Davide, who helped his father between the vineyard and the cellar from a young age. He thus decided to take the wine route, and to study Oenology and Viticulture at the EIC in Changins. After graduating and gaining work experience in Valais, Vaud, Geneva and Australia, he decided to take over his father's business.

In fact now Davide Ghidossi, for his profession as oenologist and winegrower, has been chosen as Rooky for the year 2020 by the Gault & Millau guide, and confirmed in 2021 and 2022 among the 150 best Swiss winegrowers, a recognition that indicates a new revelation in the wine industry.
150 best winemakers in Switzerland

Gault & Millau – 2021

Large gold medal

Mondial du Merlot – 2020

Silver medal

Grand Prix du Vin Suisse – 2019

2020 Rookie of the Year

Gault & Milanu - 2020

Gold medal

Mondial du Merlot – 2020

Gold medal

Expovina – 2019

La produzione in aumento non permise più di vinificare tutte le uve nell’ormai piccola cantina di Cadenazzo, e con l’acquisto di nuovi terreni nel Malcantone si rese necessario costruire una nuova cantina a Croglio dove, con l’aiuto dell’Architetto Moro, si erse la nuova struttura che costeggia il fiume Tresa. La cantina, immersa nei vigneti coltivati a Merlot, è un mix di modernità e fusione tra natura, pietra e legno, materiali che rievocano le origini del Ticino stesso.

La scrupolosità e l’attenzione e l’amore verso la cura della vigna e la produzione sempre volta alla qualità, con delle rese produttive molto basse, permettono a questa azienda famigliare di ottenere dei vini espressivi, capaci di entusiasamare e sorprendere tutti i tipi di palato.


Thanks to commitment and passion, Cantine Ghidossi produces and markets high quality wines, produced in Ticino.

The group

Today, The Ghidossi Wine Group includes the Cantine Chiodi of Ascona (acquired in 2018) and the Azienda Vinicola Carlevaro SA of Bellinzona (incorporated already in 2009 by the Cantine Chiodi), thus completing the expansion and growth project of the Ticino group.



Cadenazzo winery
Via Monte Ceneri CH – 6593

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