Terre Stregate, means “Land of the Bewitched.” This producer makes a heck of a series of compelling whites. They are a dedicated family that produces organic oils and excellent wines, with lands arising from the Guardia Sanframondi hills, a relatively short drive from Naples. The ancient village of the Sannio Beneventano full of history and traditions.
Founded in 1898 by Filippo Lacobucci as both a mill and winery until Armando, Filippo’s son, told his two male sons, Carlo and Filippo, to abandon the winery and to continue only with the mill. Respecting the last will of their father the sons did so, until one of Carlo’s sons; Armando, decided to start producing wine again in 2004. Armando renewed his grandfathers winery, calling it “Terre Stregate”. The work in Terre Stregate is a continuous perpetuation of thousand year old practices and secrets linked to the production of excellent wine, that have been jealously kept and handed down from generation to generation. This is why the Terre Stregate wines are unique products, with incredible scents, authentic favors.
Owner: Lacobucci Family
Annual Production: 50,000 bottles
Winery Location: Sannitic Hills
Vineyard: 25 hectareas extend long the slopes of the Matese overlooking the Telesina Valleys and the Calore River.
Quick Facts on Sannio Beneventano
HISTORY: The Sannio, that is the province of Benevento, is among the most vine-growing areas of Italy. Sannio gained its DOC status in 1997.
GEOGRAPHY: It is a hilly area north of Naples in the heart of the Campania region, south-west Italy.
SIZE: 1121 hectares
How We Met
Truthfully, I don’t remember exactly how, other than stomping back through Hall B at Vinitaly (it’s got a hollow, raised foundation, so walking sounds loud, like stomping) years ago and being floored by eighth-generation winery owner Filomena’s Falanghina—say that fast a few times. That was the best white wine of the entire fair, according to everyone on my team. Later on, we found out it was a Tre Bicchieri winner, and has been multiple-times since then. Go figure.