Agricolavinica was established in 2007 with the aim of developing a full project for organic farming and eco-sustainable development of a territory whereas long time abandoned lands and vineyards with ancient documented vocation were suitable to produce excellent vegetables, fruit and wine. The idea sparkled from the collaboration and natural ideals shared by the owner Rodolfo Gianserra and Giuseppe Tudino, the company’s administrator.
The name Agricolavinica comes from the passion for agricolture and the acronymous of Rodolfo’s children in order of birth date: Vittorio, Nicholas and Carola. Agricolavinica sits on the hills of Ripalimosani, a small commune of the Molise Region and it extends over an area of 220 hectares, which is now divided into vineyards (approximately 30 hectares), olive groves (about 20 hectares), indigenous orchards (about 6 hectares), organic arable crops (about 50 hectares of spelt “farro dicocco” and wheat) as well as forests and pastures (the remaining 100 hectares) which characterize the landscape.
“How come I never heard of Molise region in my life?”.
This is a classic question that rises within wine lovers every time there is a bottle of Molise wine standing on the table. Well … Molise is small and pretty obscure. Situated in the mountainous, sun-drenched area between Abruzzo and Lazio to the north, and Campania and Puglia to the south, Molise is sandwiched between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea, and is an underrated little gem producing wonderful reds, whites, and roses. Overshadowed by Abruzzo, of which it was politically a part of until 1963 (Abruzzi y Molise), the split, which did not become effective until 1970, makes Molise the youngest region in Italy.