The hills of Ripa, before world war 1 and 2 and even before dating the 17th and 18th centuries, were all covered by vineyards. This very unpolluted and untouched area of inland Molise has a south-west and west-north sun exposure, altitude between 550 and 750 meters above the see level, always breeze and ventilation coming from a corridor open towards the Adriatic sea facing the Carpathian’s and even more north Russia and Siberia (Adriatic sea is about 60 km distance). In fact during the winter season Molise mountains are always kissed by snow storms from November to March and sometimes even April. During summer season it is very common that you need a sweater or a jacket at night even in July and August for how cool and pleasant are the evenings.
The farm embraces a truly uncontaminated territory, rich in vegetation and dense forests of oak trees and part of the ancient Via Francigena is within the property. Dating back the middle age, this pilgrim beaten path at the time was linking the most important religious destinations. Even the ancient Matese-Cortile trench, used by shepherds for transhumance between Apulia and northern Molise, flows for a while within the estate property.

Nature knows
its best.

On Colle Impiso, at 750 m above the sea level, 4 hectares of olive groves are under production with the Leccino varieties dating back to several decades ago. The remaining 16 hectares are planted with new plants of Sperone di Gallo and Black Olive, typical mountain biotypes. All Agricolavinica’s olives are harvested by hand and freshly squeezed, producing extra virgin olive oil within the DOP Molise. Among the centuries-old pine trees of our garden we grow, following the ancient farmer’s tradition, the local cannellino beans, corn and furthermore chickpeas, lentils, tomatoes, seasonal vegetables and. Within the fruit range, apples grown are all indigenous (zitelle, annurche, iapoce).