Private Guided Winery Tour at Casale del Giglio
Founded by Dino Santarelli in 1967, Casale del Giglio is situated in the Agro Pontino Valley about 50km south of Rome.
Before founding the winery, this region was relatively unexplored from the point of viticulture.
In 1985, Dino’s son, Antonio, followed in his
father’s winemaking footsteps and set out on an intense adventure researching the best varieties to plant at the winery. They were inspired and guided by the models of cultivation practiced in Bordeaux, Australia and California because of their coastal locations,
exactly like the Agro Pontino Valley which benefits greatly from its proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
In the end, almost 60 different experimental varietals were planted, including Syrah, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon, Viognier and Petit Manseng.
The winery, which today owns 180 hectares of vineyards, has received high praise in both the Italian and international market.
Its flagship label is Mater Matuta, a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot that has a highly concentrated and austere profile of wild black fruits
(blackberry, currants), complex spices and a deep ruby colour.
Beginning at the front entrance of the winery, you will walk through the vineyards to reach the entrance of the cellar.
From here you will be led to a terrace with sweeping, panoramic views of the entire estate. Afterwards, you will visit the cellar where research
microvinifications of the experimental vines planted in 1985 continue to take place, as well as explore the ageing rooms.
Following the cellar, you will be guided to the Natural Oasis, a pond that is fed by a natural spring that runs through the estate and is surrounding
by a forest of trees native to the Mediterranean’s Maquis shrubland.
Back at the winery, you will be guided to our tasting room to enjoy a wine tasting & lunch.