Perhaps most famous for Naples (the supposed birthplace of pizza) and the ancient city of Pompeii, Campania is one of the most important regions in southern Italy for many reasons. Dating back to antiquity when the Greeks introduced winemaking to this region, Naples (which is the third largest city in Italy, after Rome and Milan) has been central to the southern Italian wine industry for many centuries. In fact, some of the most historically important grapes - Falaghina, Fiano, Greco, and Aglianico - thrive in in the mountainous soils around the province. Indeed these grapes date back to antiquity and are farmed with great respect for tradition by the third-generation vigneron, Raffaelle Troisi.

Vadiaperti has a winemaking heritage dating to the ’40s. Their Irpinian vines – growing Falaghina, Fiano, Greco, Coda di Volpe and Aglianico from volcanic soil – are now tended by third-generation winemaker Raffaelle Triosi. Upholding traditions passed on to him by his father, particularly the belief that great wines are made in the vineyard – not the winery. As a science student, Raffaelle is not opposed to utilizing modern information but is firmly committed to only natural farming as well as winemaking.

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