Feudi di San Gregorio
Feudi di San Gregorio were founded in 1986 in Campania in Southern Italy by two local Ipernian families. The aim was to preserve the traditions of the region and promote the ancient indigenous grape varieties of the area, which have been cultivated there since Roman times, and especially showcase the region of Ipernia. To this end they combine a modern winemaking approach crafting the native Aglianico, Piedirosso, Fiano, Greco di Tufo, Falanghina, and Coda di Volpe into expressive wines. Today Feudi, as it is commonly referred to, is owned by Antonio Capaldo who is the winemaker. Their modern winery is located in Sorbo Serpico in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains. It was designed by Japanese architect Hikaru Mori, the creator of many state-of-the-art wineries in Italy. 300 hectares are under vine in high elevation vineyards on varied, but rich soils owing to volcanic ash, and limestone-clay and sandstone all feature along with stony and marly soils. Each vineyard has its own unique microclimate and soil composition, which all provide a rich tapestry for San Gregorio to craft their emblematic wines. They have access to some of the oldest Aglianico vines in Italy at over 150 years. The beautiful labels are works of art, designed by internationally recognised Italian designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli. depicting mosaics from the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna. Feudi are now world renowned, and recognised as one of the top wineries in Southern Italy who led the renaissance of Southern Italian wines to the world renowned position they hold today. They craft heritage wines with a vision of the future from their unique slice of Campania.