Heard It On The Grapevine

FRANCO ROERO (BARBERA)
Franco Roero farms 15 hectares of vines. He’s a straight-talking, no-nonsense type of guy and his family has been making wine here since 1894. Franco personally manages the entire process – from pruning the vines to harvesting, fermentation and even sales. His passionate belief is that there is only one wine in the world –
his Barbera – and only one football team – Juventus.


ANTICA HIRPINIA (PHILLIP SCHOFIELD FALANGHINA & GRECO)
Antica Hirpinia sits just outside Taurasi, which famously boomed as a wine making centre after the opening of the “wine railway” from Avellino to Roccheta Sant’Antonio in 1895. The real story of Antica Hirpinia began in 1959 with the creation of the province’s first cooperative winery. Today, led by a group of friends who took over it in 2016, Antica Hirpinia aim to produce wines that communicate the passion and intensity of their land - as proudly Campanian as they are!



CANTINA SOCIALE SANT’ANTONIO (NERO D’AVOLA & GRILLO)
Cantina Sociale S. Antonio is a Sicilian wine cooperative that only uses its members grapes and re-distributes all its profits amongst them. Its fabulous location, cooled by a constant sea breeze from the Gulf of Castellammare, means its growers don't need to use pesticides. Almost all of their wine is still sold locally, in boxes or poured straight into refillable bottles.


LUIGI & GIANFRANCO PASSARINI (MERLOT)
Società Agrivinicola Passarini Luigi and Gianfranco is a family-owned vineyard of only five hectares, founded more than 100 years ago by Guido Passarini and run now by his grandsons Luigi and Gianfranco. Three generations later they share a passion for maintaining the family tradition, by respecting their land and continually improving their wines.


DONATELLA MARTINCIGH (PINOT G, REFOSSCO, WIR ROSATO & SAUVIGNON)
The Martincigh family are lucky enough to call Azienda Agricola Grappolo d’Oro home. Wine has been produced on all 20 hectares since Roman Times. Its Alpine terraces are perfect for ripening grapes – capturing sun from the south-west, naturally protected from cold northerly winds by the Alps and exposed to a mild ocean breeze from the Adriatic.

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