Three old families for a modern business
The Pietratorcia winery was created by three old farming families from Ischia the Iacono, Regine and Verde families.
Over seven hectares of land were planted with selected vines which, according to strictly enforced methods, produce Biancolella, Forastera, Uva Rilla, Viognier, aromatic Malvasia di Candia, Fiano and Greco grapes for white wines, and Guarnaccia, Piedirosso, Aglianico and Sirah grapes for red wines.
The vineyards are carefully tended in small areas in Forio and Serrara Fontana that face west and are ideal for grape-growing.
Today, after extensive technical training, a revival of cultivation traditions and research on grapes and wines, assisted by a superb team of experts from the prestigious Istituto di San Michele all’Adige, the Pietratorcia winery produces small batches of fine wines with the objective of restoring to the island of Ischia its role as one of the world’s outstanding wine producers.
The wine cellars
Green tuff dotted with tiny sparkling bits of sanidine crystals appears on the walls of the wine cellars built at the end of the 18th century. These striking surroundings are home to steel tanks and small oak barrels in which select white and red wines are aged and where the aromas of fine bottles of wine are matured. One cannot help but notice the "pietra torcia": a huge, heavy block of tuff with three holes (one at the top and two on the sides) used in the past centuries to press the grapes according to a complex system of ropes and levers, before the winepress became a common tool used by island vintners. This tool from bygone days represents the line of products from the winery.
Wine tasting, parties and cultural events
Wine tasting sessions and an elegant combination of wines and typical local products such as artisan cheeses and sausages from the Campania region are held in front of the wine cellars, on the patio and beneath the pergola that overlooks the garden full of fruits and herbs.
This beautiful area can also host parties and small ceremonies.
In the old Mattera bookstore in the old city center of Forio, Pietratorcia has promoted the wine and culture connection by sponsoring several events tied to the publishing business, entertainment industry and politics.
Scheria Rosso - rosso riserva, Scheria Bianco - bianco riserva del 2007, Vigne di Janno Piro - Ischia rosso d.o.c. Tenuta Chignole - Ischia bianco d.o.c. Superiore Tenuta Cuotto - Ischia bianco d.o.c. Superiore Biancolella d.o.c. – Ischia biancolella d.o.c. Forastera d.o.c. – Ischia forastera d.o.c. Tifeo Rosso Ischia Bianco 2011 - Ischia bianco d.o.c. Superiore Meditandum - vino passito ml.500 Grappa di biancolella e forastera
Opening Days and Hours:
from 15/06 to 15/09 from 17.30 late in the night.
from 01/04 to 14/06 and from16/09 to 15/11: 10.00/13.00 and 16.00/20.00.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday also open in the evening.
- Visit Vineyards and cellar
- Products sale
- Tasting - dinner