Eastern Calabria was once the home of a flourishing civilisation founded by migrating Greeks.
Oenotrus, an Arcadian prince who landed on our coast in the early eighth century BC, wisely governed the fate of the very first Greek colony to settle on Ionian shores. The work of Oenotrus and his people, mostly made up of expert wine-makers, was so well-appreciated by the Greeks that they named the region "Enotria Tellus”: Land of Wine.
The wines from Cremissa (the ancient name for Cirò) quickly became very popular among traders, and they were of such a high quality that they were offered as a prize to athletes who came back victorious from the Olympics, such as the great wrestler Milo of Croton. It was no coincidence, then, that Cirò was chosen as the official wine and a symbol of the Olympic Games in Mexico City in 1968.
The history of Cirò began in the distant past.
Since then, wine-making culture has been part of the history of this corner of Calabria.
It is no surprise, then, that the land which spreads from the Ionian Sea and the Alice Plain, gradually blending into the Cremissa region, still maintains to this day (and rightfully so) its ancient name of "land of wines".
It is here that we have been cultivating vines for four generations.
It is also here that, in the 50s, we decided to expand our activities, gradually organising ourselves to bottle, store and sell our wine. After all this time, our greatest wish is still to spread the knowledge of Calabria's wine-making heritage, so rich in history, tradition and unique aromas.