Tenuta Giardini Arimei is an example of the rebirth of a winery that dates back two centuries, and had been abandoned and seemed destined to never again reassume its original function. The heroic vineyards that make up this spectacular winery are carved into the hillside and held in place by 4 kilometers of supporting walls called parracine, whose construction was once an ancient art. The winery itself is 400 square meters, originally carved into the greenish volcanic rock in 1700, and has a breathtaking view of the sea. Here only one wine is made and it is dedicated to the expression of the moods and flavors of the Island of Ischia; a territory famous for the volcano that pulses at its core and the thermal waters that surround it and promise health and tranquility. All of the particularities of the island terroir are accentuated by a complex and intriguing wine making process that uses restored palmenti (ancient stone structures) for the pressing and fermentation stages. The grapes are harvested by hand in seven harvests that last for three seasons and are a mixture of curiously named native varieties: Biancolella, Forastera, Uva Rilla, San Lunardo and Coglionara. The presence of these grapes is the result of a long selection of ancient vines that were fi rst brought to the island by the Greeks 700 years before the birth of Christ. It is thanks to the fi rst Greek colonies that Ischia boasts a longstanding viticulture history; a rich patrimony of native grapes, that made possible the survival and rebirth of this historic winery that now bears the name Giardini Arimei.
Giardini Arimei Passito Secco dell’Isola d’Ischia, Pietra Brox Ischia Bianco Superiore DOC
Opening hours: the cellar is opened just by Reservation
- Informative material about the Wine Road
- Guided tour of wine cellar and vineyards by previous reservation
- Tasting the company’s wines by previous reservation
- Sale of products