At the beginning of 2000, Nonno Mario’s passion for vine growing was officially passed down to his grandchildren, who lovingly created the Al Molino Gualtieri Organic Farm situated at the foot of the Rocca Ripesena hilltop, a few kilometers from the picturesque town of Orvieto, hence the name “Altarocca”, which denotes the close connection between the farm and the surrounding land.
The dedication and passion of the Altarocca Winery in respect to this territory drove the family to transition to organic farming and obtain certification in 2016. The choice was ethical combined with the genuine wish to adopt an approach, by which human intervention follows the biological rhythm of nature and no systemic products or phytopharmaceuticals are used. Altarocca has always been involved in initiatives for the protection of typical regional wines and quality improvement programs for grapes and winemaking techniques.
The estate produces organic olive oil exclusively from their own groves. The family also runs an agritourism small hotel located at the center of their vineyards.
“Our wines are produced thanks to a generous land, rich in natural water springs that drive the vines to seek for, in the deepest layer of soil, just the right ratio of nutrients essential for superior fruit quality.”