«A challenging yet rewarding land»
In the late seventies, Donato Mastrodomenico, an Apulian agronomist and a passionate winemaker, fosters the land development of the Notarchirico locality, in the countryside of Venosa, in Aglianico del Vulture vineyards, giving power to the enological vocation of the territory.
In the late nineties, he takes the daring step of his life planting the precious local grape variety in Acquarossa Piano della Mezzana, locality in the countryside of Rapolla on the land of his wife, Dina Grimolizzi – an energetic and genuine Lucanian woman – showing foresight and deep dedication.
His plan demands a great deal of time and effort, however the expertise and courage of Donato, better known as “the Professor” by locals, manage to give shape to an ambitious project. «A challenging yet
rewarding land», he often says.
Over time, his intuitions prove successful and together with his son and daughter, Giuseppe and Emanuela, decides to vinify his own grapes with the aim of producing only high quality wines, resulted from a volcanic and wild territory: the Vulture, in the heart of Basilicata.
Tradition, innovation and respect for the environment: the Farm to Fork traceability project
In 2011 Giuseppe, graduated in Engineering Management from the Polytechnic University of Turin, develops a futuristic partnership with the European Consortium Farm To Fork, creating a pilot project capable of tracing our products, from the grape growing to wine bottling. An ambitious project funded by the European Union, which involves companies and universities.
Awards Radici del Sud 2019
Fonte del Ceraso 2019
Medusa Awards 2015
Territory and roots where our wines are born
The typical cellars are dug into the volcanic tuff and are located in Barile, a small town on the eastern slopes of Mount Vulture, in Basilicata region. They are located along the ancient road system, from the via Herculia, ar regi cammini (Royal paths) up to the national road that connected Contursi to Barletta. Barile, is part of important Italian institutions such as City of Wine and Oil City.