Cantine Sant'Agata was born in the golden years of industrialisation, when young couples were abandoning the countryside for a secure income near the big cities. Which, fortunately, the parents of Franco Cavallero, the current owner of the company, did not do. Remaining in the small village of Scurzolengo, in the province of Asti, they continued to cultivate vines and then sell their wine. In the early 1990s, Franco and his brother Claudio became owners of the family farm, adopting the current name of Cantine Sant'Agata. The name refers to a votive pillar placed by a wealthy family in honour of Sant'Agata right in front of the winery. Today, the success of Sant'Agata wines in the world is linked above all to Ruchè, first planted by Franco's father years before anyone in the world demanded it.