Franklin Wine Club Exploring Gagliardo Wines

Franklin Wine Club

Exploring Gagliardo Wines

An Education And Tasting 


Thursday May 24th 2018


Exploring Poderi Gianni Gagliardo Wines

Host: Vito Candela

Franklin Wine Club Event Held in the Franklin Liquors wine room.

The Gagliardo family has been deeply rooted in the history of cultivating grapes and producing wines in Piemonte, one of the most prestigious wine regions, since 1848. The Gagliardo ancestors, the Colla family, initially began producing Moscato from Santo Stefano Belbo. Then the next generation of the family moved to Diano d’Alba producing Dolcetto, and finally Paolo Colla bought a small farm and vineyard in La Morra in the Barolo region and started producing Barolo wine with the care and attention that only a great passion and respect for the land can provide.

We will explore:

Favorita, Barbera, Dolcetto, Barolo and Brachetto

Vito Bio:

Born in 1960 and brought up in Bari, Puglia.

Vito Candela came the first time to the USA in 1982 to study Business Administration at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.

In 1990 while on vacation in Cartagena, Colombia he decided to move there and start his own import business in the food and wine industry in which he had worked in while going to school in the states.

Some of the top Italian producers where part of his company’s portfolio which became shortly one of the largest in South America.

While in Bogotá on a business trip he met his wife Claudia with whom he has two children Vincenzo and Maria Josè.

In 1998 after an interesting experience with the Colombian guerrilla, he moved his family to the United States where a Tuscan winery offered him the positions of North America Export Director.

Intrigued by the challenge he accepted the position.

In 2005 he was promoted to Vice President North America.

In July 2013 he joined a large Italian Wine Group as VP North Americas until September 2017 when he decided to start his own company and to work with Top family owned wineries like Poderi Gianni Gagliardo in Barolo and Barbera.

Among his hobbies, racing Ducati Superbikes, working out, fishing and of course tasting great wines from all over the world.

The Wines:


Wine #1

2016 Favorita (Vermentino) Fallegro

750ml $17.99


Wine #2

2016 Dolcetto Paulin

750ml $19.99


Wine #3

2016 Barbera Madama

750ml $19.99


Wine #4

2012 GG Barolo


750ml $55.99


Wine #5

2013 Castelletto Barolo

750ml $107.99


Wine #6

Villa M Rosso


750ml $17.99


Event Photos

Franklin Liquors Events

Hosted By:

Franklin Liquors

333 East Central St

Franklin, Ma 02038



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Co Host

Kim Simone Vinitas Wineworks


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