Thanks to this, southern Italy's grape varieties such as Aglianico, Fiano di Avellino and Greco di Tufo are making an impact again. Investments are being made in the soils and in Irpinia's centuries-old winegrowing tradition, and a unique heritage landscape is regaining a future.
Founded in 1986 by two families from Irpinia, Feudi di San Gregorio has its roots in Sorbo Serpico in the province of Avellino. From the outset, the company was committed to preserving and re-establishing authentic, high-quality production and setting a standard of quality to meet the most stringent market requirements.
Irpinia, a historic area of the Campanian Apennines, is a unique winegrowing region in which vineyards have always coexisted with fruit trees, forests, olive groves and herb gardens.
A craggy yet gentle landscape with strong connotations and intense sensations.
The vineyards in this ancient inland region were mentioned as far back as the writings of Pliny, Columella and Strabo. The land in this area is extremely varied, a constant transition between mountains, hills and plains criss-crossed by watercourses.
Its orographic characteristics make for wind conditions that bring enough rain to the area and that create a microclimate which is not found anywhere else in Campania. This makes the vegetation dense and varied; the winters may be short but are harsh and often bring snow, while the summers are mild and long.
The new winery was inaugurated in 2004 – the result of our wish to blend our long-standing tradition with a futuristic architectural project.
Driving up the hills to Sorbo Serpico, a magical world appears, with unexpected expanses of water, fragrant herb gardens and blooming rose gardens. But the greatest surprise of all awaits in the cellar with its long storage area for barrels of red wine. Our intention is to create a forum that goes beyond the concept of a winery, a place of encounters, discussion, knowledge and meditation, a cultural ideas workshop, a place of hospitality.
The project involved international experts: the Japanese architect Hikaru Mori had the difficult task of turning the existing buildings, which had been erected over the years, into one architectural unit. Massimo and Lella Vignelli, two veterans of Italian design, drew up plans for the interiors and furnishings.
A welcoming culture of hospitality has always had symbolic value at Feudi di San Gregorio. For us, the winery is more than just a place where wine is produced and stored. At the winery, we are fully committed to knowledge, tradition, passion and links with the region, all of which we pass on with pride to our visitors.
That is why we have a wide range of offers available for anyone who wants to visit the estate or taste wines and try typical products from the region.