The hills of Abruzzo, where it skirts the border with Le Marche, are loaded with grapevines. This wine country between mountains and sea produces excellent vintages, and one of the most noted wineries is Illuminati. In business for 120 years, they have a solid reputation for quality. Dino Illuminati was knighted by the Italian President as a 'cavaliere di lavoro' for his contributions to the business sector and for "combining ancient practices with innovative techniques", as well as bringing DOC recognition to this part of Abruzzo.
The setting of Controguerra is beautiful, perched at a crest between river valleys and hills, below the mountains and just inland from the Adriatic Sea. The vines cover the hillsides to make great wines, that include Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Trebbiano, Pecorino and Passerina. Come and breathe in the air and sample the traditional and yet innovative results Illuminati's long heritage.
Illuminati Vini - Contrada San Biagio, Controguerra
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