Tenuta Cocci Grifoni Winery has been making family wines since 1933. The winery is deeply embedded in the history of the Cocci Grifoni family and continues to be with the fourth-generation of Cocchi Grifoni women leading the winery.
Nestled in the hills of the Marche region, Tenuta Cocci Grifoni is a family-run winery that has been making wine for nearly 100 years. What was born as a family country residence, has developed into a world-renown wine estate that makes terroir-driven wines from native grapes and upholds the principles of sustainable agriculture. Their flagship label is Colle Vecchio Offida DOCG Pecorino, made from the “Mother Vineyard” of original Pecorino vines planted 35 years ago.
The Cocci Grifoni family has always seen themselves as stewards of the land, and so, their entire 95-hectare estate is managed following two principle tenants of sustainability. Custodianship and Tradition. Under these principles, the estate is divided into vineyards, olive groves, wheat fields, and untouched woodland to protect biodiversity.
The historical vineyards are planted with the Marche’s native grape varieties: Pecorino, Passerina, and Montepulciano. It was greatly due to the passion and determination of Guido Cocci Grifoni that the Pecorino variety was preserved as part of the Italian heritage of winemaking. It was near to extinction in the 1980s when Guido discovered a few native vines and began bringing the variety back to life. He will be long remembered as a pioneer of white wine from the Marche.
Currently, the winery is led by Paola and Marilena Cocci Grifoni, the founder’s daughters and the fourth-generation of the family to manage the family’s land. However, the story begins in 1933, when Paola and Marilena’s great-grandparents purchased a parcel of land in the Piceno hills, overlooking the Adriatic Sea, and planted it with olives, vines, and cereals.
This country residence was a focal point of the Cocci Grifoni family; summers were always spent running through the fields, helping to harvest, and making memories. So, in 1969 when Paola and Marilena’s father, Guido, founded the winery, it was only natural that the villa would be at the centre. Today, it is where Cocci Grifoni welcomes all their guests to taste their wines, enjoy a bit of food, and rest their heads.
Offida Docg Pecorino Colle Vecchio
Winery visits and wine tastings
Monday to Friday
9:00 am – 12:45 pm
2:30 pm – 7:00 pm
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
By reservation only
Italian and English. French and German upon request.
Pecorino, Rosso Piceno Superiore, Passerina
Guided winery tours, Guided wine tastings, Guided vineyard tours, Harvest Experience, Bird Watching, Cooking Classes, Vineyard Trekking, Picnic in the vineyard, Wine Painting, Dining on the panoramic terrace
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