Cantine di Castignano is one of the three biggest wine cooperatives in Le Marche Region, boasting about 500 hectares of vineyards and the same number of members, for an average annual production of 450,000 bottles.
For over 50 years, the winery has been a reference point in the Piceno area, thanks to its wine making processes and olive growing. Indeed, maintaining good value for money is one of the core values of our company’s production.
An interesting feature of our firm is that we use the image of the Knights Templar on some of our wine labels. Templars were warrior monks and skilled farmers, who, on their way to Jerusalem during the XII century, stayed in the town of Castignano (AP) and succeeded in making a lasting impression on local tradition and its economy.
Founded in 1960, the company was formed to make wine from the grapes provided by the cooperative of farmers whose lands were situated in the region around Castignano. The quality of their product has been remarkable since the business began.
Indeed as recently as 1977, the company received a Gold Medal for their Rosso Piceno Superiore DOC during the 5th National Wine Competition "Douja Prix d'Or" of Asti.
In 1996, with the adoption of technological innovations, the production experienced a boost, also thanks to the work of the winemaker Pierluigi Lorenzetti, a nationally recognized expert. Results could be seen almost immediately, with Gramelot 1998 vintage winning 2nd place at the National Competition “Vini da Pesce” (seafood wines) in Ancona in 2000.
In the same year the well-known Gambero Rosso magazine awarded Falerio Doc wine an Oscar in Rome, thanks to its quality giving value for money.
Our company - whose strongest assets are the 600 hectares of land in one of the best areas of Le Marche, technical management by the winemaker Lorenzetti and fair prices - has always followed the developments of this winemaking cooperative with great interest.