One century of history. This is the history of two Families of wine-growers native of Staffolo whose shared passion for wine brought them together. The current owner’s great grandfather had started planting and producing Verdicchio in order to sell wine to local market.
As the tradition imposed in that time, along the years, the two Families lands and vineyards have been always handed down from father to son so the family businesses saw growth and prosperity, The two Families became more united though the marriage of their children, they grew together and became closely knit and this union brought the two Families and all vineyards to Staffolo in 1990 when the Tre Castelli (Three Castles Winery) was created. It is well known to its own vineyards at the three different castles Staffolo, Montecarotto and Jesi, as they are the most important sites in terms of history and wine.
The Tre Castelli Winery, as we know today, was given birth in 1990 by the spouses Leonardo Palpacelli and Maria Adele Cimarelli. All the credit is owed to these two essential characters as, in that time, they had moved the whole family business to Staffolo, where they are now, in order to concentrate the vineyard hectares in the best “terroir” for Verdicchio grapes around the winery at 42 0m of altitude.
When Leonardo sadly passed away in 1999, his sons Emanuele and Gianfilippo founded the brand “Vignedileo” by themselves, in their father’s honour, going ahead with the family business once again and still carrying it on today turning it into a strong, innovative, dynamic and modern dimension.
Therefore, these two families’s history is extremely intertwined to the native vine Verdicchio, the main accompany which is currently being carried on by the firstborn Emanuele, flanked by his younger brother Gianfilippo, both leading the Family Winery today.
Today, the Winery makes Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Doc Classic, Rosè, red wines with Montepulciano and Sangiovese grapes and a high quality Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.
The Winery owns today 40 productive hectares, which makes 150.000 bottles per year, 50% is distributed to the inner market and for the remaining part in foreign markets.
Try to imagine that a part of the vineyards where we work today is the same land the Family had been cultivating 100 years ago. The Winery you see today is the result of plenty of historical phases, many harvests,constant daily work, a lot of gratification and a sense of achievement. For this reason, the winery has to be visited and lived because each wine bottle has its own history to tell.