Tommaso Olivastri is based in the small hilltop town of San Vito Chietino in Abruzzo. Just two km from the Adriatic Sea and sheltered from the west by the Majella Mountains, this is exciting terroir in which to cultivate grapes such as Montepulciano and the white Pecorino, Passerina and Cococciola.
The Di Sipio family founded their winery two decades ago and today the winery is nestled in a 70 hectare estate which includes vineyards and olive groves. The typical varieties of Abruzzo are cultivated, along with more international grapes such as Pinot Nero and Riesling.
Barone Cornacchia produces a wide range of highly acclaimed wines from the classic varieties and appellations of Abruzzo in central Italy. Apart from interesting expressions of Pecorino and Passerina, the estate’s aged Montepulciano is well worth seeking out.
Cataldi Madonna is a small, family winery located high in the plains near L’Aquila in Abruzzo. It was founded in 1920 by Antonio Cataldi Madonna and gradually built a reputation for producing good local wines from Montepulciano. Today the winery is run by son Luigi.