Vajra Family

The Vajra family has done a fantastic job... These Barolos are now among the best in Piedmont.

Antonio Galloni

Our commitment is to continue a story of love for this unique land.

Aldo Vajra

LB_Logo gg fioriAbout Luigi Baudana

Luigi Baudana is one of the last garagiste estates still operating in the Langhe region. It is also the smallest of all the VinConnect Piemontese wineries.

The estate is a mere 4 hectares in size (~10 acres), but all the vineyards are held in the highest hierarchy of Barolo vineyards, being listed both in the Lorenzo Fantini “Monografia sulla Viticultura ed Enologia in Provincia di Cuneo” (1879) and in Renato Ratti’s “Carta del Barolo” from the early 1970s.

Ceretta may well be the better know cru. Located on the east slope of Serralunga d’Alba, this vineyard has a unique soil composition, made of a very white, calcareous topsoil and a deeper layer of red clay beneath. Wines from Ceretta are all about class and broad intensity.

Baudana, on the other hand, is one of the best-kept secrets among Barolo aficionados. Iconic winemaker Franco Fiorina used to select fruit of Baudana for his highly acclaimed Barolos, until the late 1980s. Today, only three single-vineyard Barolos are released from this cru, and the Luigi Baudana may well be the only one to be exported to the U.S.

It would be enough to mention that Baudana is the name of the vineyard, of the village and of Luigi and Fiorina’s family, to express how deep the roots and how important the family legacy to this very unique place!

In 2009, Francesca, Isidoro and Guiseppe, the three children of famed Aldo and Milena Vajra of G.D Vajra, joined the Baudana family to bring new energies and an uncompromised respect to this story.

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Luigi Baudana Barolo Crus 2012 – May 31, 2016


Serralunga d’Abla, Barolo, Italy

Località Baudana
12050 Frazione Baudana, Serralunga d’Alba – Italy


  • Location: Serralunga d’Alba, Barolo, Italy
  • Year Founded: 1975
  • Owner(s): Vajra family
  • Winemaker(s): Aldo & Giuseppe Vajra
  • Release Schedule: Varies
  • Cultivated Area:  10 hectares (25 acres)
  • Topography: Hillsides
  • Soil Type: Calcareous, Marl, Lime, belonging to Formazione di Lequio and Arenarie di Diano d’Alba
  • Annual Production: 12,000 bottles
  • Varieties Cultivated: Nebbiolo