Our Historical roots go back to 1970, when Giovanni Ruggeri was among the first to believe in the potential of the Montefalco area and what was soon to become the grape variety that is now synonymous with this region “Il Sagrantino”.
It was in fact Giovanni who first started producing this historic wine with passion and dedication, albeit on a very small scale initially, he was able to bring the great potential of the Sagrantino grape variety to a much wider audience than it had once had.
The new winery is located on one of the most evocative hills in the Montefalco denomination area, which we have renamed Col Falco. From here it is possible to admire the great Umbra valley, taking in the towns of Assisi, Spello, Perugia, Bevagna and, of course, the unforgettable picture postcard Montefalco.
This family business has always been run keeping in mind the importance of safeguarding the environment; for example a photovoltaic plant has been installed to produce green energy, we have reduced our reliance on phytosanitary chemicals to a minimum and we also employ age-old growing techniques like the use of green manure. This bears witness to our heritage, we are a family that come from a long line of Montefalco wine makers.