It is in the heart of Sannio near Benevento that La Guardiense was born in 1960, one of the most remarkable companies in the Campania region. A winery that, if at the beginning it could boast just over thirty members, today can count about a thousand one, thus testifying the extraordinary social value of this project which over time has been enriched with professionalism and ambition: small farmers who directly cultivate more than 1,500 hectares of vineyards, all located in the hills, at an average altitude of 350 meters above sea level, in an area that acts as a natural watershed between Taburno and Molise. Here, in an area particularly suited to viticulture, all the most typical varieties of Sannio and Campania find their origin: the Falanghina, the Greco, the Fiano, the Coda di Volpe among the white berried ones, then the Aglianico and the Piedirosso between red berried ones. Vines that have always belonged to these places, and that thanks to the fundamental contribution of one of the most celebrated winemakers in Italy - Riccardo Cotarella - originate wines of extraordinary immediacy, dynamic and expressive. The annual production reaches an average of 200 thousand quintals of grapes, and the bottles that leave annually the cellar of Guardia Sanframondi are about three million and 800 thousand. Despite this, numbers are not the most important thing for wineries, not only in Campania, but in Italy as well. Promptly rewarded with the most important awards released by industry critics, La Guardiense, in fact, led by only three presidents in over fifty years of history, has always been able to adapt to the times and to changing markets, thus becoming a symbol of technological progress in the entire area of Benevento, and succeeding in combining experience and modernity like few other wineries have been able to do.

Owner La Guardiense
Enologist Riccardo Cottarella
Region Campania (Italy)
Year established 1960
Wines produced Greco di Tufo, Aglianico, Coda di Volpe, Taurasi, Fiano
Total bottles produced 4400000
Hectares of vineyard 1400
Address Cantina Sociale La Guardiense - Guardia Sanframondi (BN) - Via Santa Lucia, 104
wines of the winery LA GUARDIENSE
Fiano Sannio JANARE DOP
Falanghina del Sannio JANARE DOP
Aglianico Sannio JANARE DOP
Greco Sannio JANARE DOP
Coda di Volpe Sannio JANARE DOP
Falanghina del Sannio "Senete" DOP
Greco Sannio "Pietralata" DOP
Fiano Sannio "Colle di Tilio" DOP
Falanghina del Sannio "Janare Anima Lavica" DOP
Aglianico Sannio RISERVA "Cantari" DOP
Aglianico Sannio "Lucchero" DOP
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