Collefrisio winery was born in the hills of Frisa, Chieti Province, in Abruzzo region, thanks to the business encounter of the third-generation winemakers Amedeo De Luca and Antonio Patricelli. Collefrisio is located in a geographical terrain historically suitable to vineyard planting and wine production, and combines high quality standards with a large production of many varieties. Despite being a medium size company, it is exible to the demands of those markets that deal with quality wines. Collefrisio can manage within its premises the whole production process and shipping logistics all over the world. A huge loft nestled among the nearby vineyards features a magni‑cent hall with kitchen for wine tasting and guest reception (journalists, professionals, and clients) over harvesting-time and during the many events Collefrisio organizes throughout the year. The cellar was built under the ground of a vineyard that had been uprooted, in order to reach lower processing temperatures. As an extra precaution, some working rooms have been further thermoconditioned bringing the temperature down to -5°C.
Abruzzo lies in the calf of the Italian boot south of the Marche. It is a rough and mountainous area that only accommodates a small two percent of the Italian population. The sparsely populated Abruzzo is, however, all the more rich in natural beauty. As many as four national nature parks are home to a unique variety of geology, flora and fauna as part of the Apennines. Add to that the picturesque, forgotten mountain villages and you are in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy.
Fortunately, in addition to all that natural beauty, there is still plenty of room for vineyards. For a long time, mainly massines were produced here, from supermarket wines to bulk wines, which in turn were used for the production of vermouth. In the meantime, as in many other wine regions, this has changed, many quality investments have been made and Abruzzo is rightly on the map as a wine region.
(Source: Collefrisio Italy)