The origins of the territory
A land rich of history
The name Irpinia comes from “Hirpus” which in the language of the Samnites, who inhabited these area centuries BC, meant “Wolf”.
This ancient land, nestled between sea and mountains, is rich in many respects: mountains covered by beautiful woods, hills of a sparkling green, generous rivers, archaeological sites, historical villages and abbeys and the “Art of Making Wine”, an art and a tradition validated, in the late nineteenth century, with the establishment, in Avellino, of a school for viticulture and enology founded by Francesco De Sanctis.
Still active today, it is the oldest school of viticulture and oenology in Italy, dating from 1879.
A History of Wine
Quality production in our territory
The whole Campania offers a varied wine production scene, each wine brings with it the identifying elements of the different zones and each zone is characterized by its native grapes.
Irpinia is the territory that, above all others, stands out for wine production of great quality.
Irpinia is the land for excellence that produces the main red wine grape variety in this region, Aglianico, which becomes DOCG in Taurasi. And it is always in Irpinia that we find the other two Campania DOCG: Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino.
Photos by Vito Rago Irpinia Trekking