So full of grapes and vineyards, Ischia was in ancient tiSo full of grapes and vineyards, Ischia was in ancient times one of the main points of wine production in the Mediterranean Sea. Several definitions were also linked to the island wine production: it was called Oenaria for example, Latin expression, which according to historians derives from the greek oinaria "place of the vine and wine", or Inarim, which according to Virgil and Ovid was the screw.
Casa D'Ambra, founded in 1888, continues the tradition of innovation, the story of an ancient culture, trying to tell through the wines, the unique area of the island of Ischia, enhancing the pure prerogatives and quality of the grapes , of soils and microclimates.
The vineyards belong to the company and are placed in four hectares in Frassitelli, one hectare in Montecorvo. Moreover Casa D'Ambra manages - along with local growers -six acres in the best areas of the island. The company focuses strongly on the local grape varieties: biancolella, Forastera, uvarilla (white) and piedirosso and Guarnaccia (red). Moreover, to improve the quality of grapes and approval of the old variety, introduced in 1995, an experimental field was established for the resumption of varieties disappeared, implanted in the Frassitelli estate, so they can return to live in the wine landscape of Ischia.
Ischia Biancolella DOC, Ischia Forastera DOC, Ischia Per’ è Palummo DOC, Ischia Bianco DOC, Ischia Rosso DOC, Ischia Biancolella DOC Tenuta Frassitelli
Days and visiting hours: all year round except Sundays and public holidays
- Guided tour to cellar and Museo del Contadino
- Wines tasting
- Products sale
- wide parking
- biography and info about the island of Ischia