Feudi di San Gregorio was established in 1986 in Sorbo Serpico, a tiny village in Campania’s Irpinia region, near Mount Vesuvius by the Capaldo and Ercolino families from Iripinia. Antonio Capaldo carries on the tradition as the Chairman, along with his family. We have rediscovered the identity of Mediterranean flavors through indigenous grapes such as Fiano Di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Aglianico. We are well-known for bringing a modern winemaking approach to the tradition of our native grapes.
History of our name – Feudi di San Gregorio
Feudi di San Gregorio gets its name from antiquity. At the time of the pontificate of Gregorio Magno (590-604 A.D.), the lands of the Sannio and of Irpinia, located along the Appia were always cultivated to vines. Our name derives from “San Gregorio” of the gentle rolling hillsides of Sorbo Serpico. Feudi is a Medieval Latin term “feudum” which means “Possession.” This is in reference to the feudalism that existed in Europe during the Middle Ages when people worked and fought for nobles, and nobles gave them protection and use of the land in return.
Irpinia, where we are located is a historical region of the Campanian Apennines. It is a unique vine growing and wine producing territory, where vineyards have always coexisted with fruit trees, woodland, olive trees and herbs: a rugged and yet gentle territory with a strong and genuine identity.
Irpinia is an ancient inland whose vineyards were even described by ancient authors such as Pliny, Columella and Strabo. The Irpinia regional terrain is varied, with a succession of mountains, hills and plains with rivers and streams in between.
The territory’s geography creates a system of winds that gives the region good rainfall and creates a microclimate that sets it apart from the other Campania areas: vegetation is varied and thick; the short winters are extremely cold and snowy, while the summers are mild and long.