Welcome to Irpinia
It is the land of passage, the land that lies at the center of the mountains of Italy as Virgil sang over 2000 years ago. It is the land located between other lands: the Tavoliere delle Puglie, the mountains of the Lucani and those of the Samnites; it is the land between two seas: the Adriatic and the Tyrrhenian.
In Irpinia, 28 centuries ago, two of the greatest winemaking cultures of all time met, the Greek and the Italic; the first are connected to the Greco and Hellenico vines (which later became Aglianico), to the second the Fiano grape, otherwise known as Latino. These ancient vines have found a place of choice in Irpinia since the soil, of volcanic origin, is rich in nutrients: the hills that flank the Calore river give home to the Aglianico vines, on the hilly areas that flank the Sabato river the vines are grown of Fiano and Greco.