The winery is located in the municipality of Casteggio (province of Pavia) in the Italian region Lombardy
, The name originated in the early 19th century. It derives from "fraccia" (meaning rubble) and refers to the reddish clay soil. It was founded by Mario Odero towards the end of the First World War (1914-1918) and then expanded by his son Giorgio (1901-1983). The wine was delivered to the Italian royal court in the 1930s. Since the 1980s, the company is run by Margherita Radici Odero, the responsible oenologist is Giancarlo Scaglione. In the 1990s, the winemaking was modernized and new vines planted.
The vineyards cover a total of 34 hectares. They are planted with the red varieties Pinot Nero, Croatina, Merlot, Barbera and Uva Rara, as well as the white varieties Riesling Renano (Rheinriesling) and Chardonnay. Dire management is done with the sparing use of organic fertilizer. In the selective hand-picking in the period from late August to early October, great value is attached to the physiological maturity
put the grapes. The red wines are aged in barriques and in larger barrels to 25 hectoliters. They mature between 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of wine. The product range includes various DOC red and white wines Oltrepò Pavese
as well as IGT wines. It also produces bottle-fermented sect with up to 36 months yeast storage and grappa.