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Domenico Adanti, Founder, 1973
Alvaro Palini

C o m e t u t t o è c o m i n c i a t o

Azienda Agricola Adanti is one of the historic wineries in the Montefalco area of Umbria, famous for the production of protected wines such as Sagrantino and Montefalco Rosso. It extends over 30 hectares of vineyards, mostly located on the hillsides of Arquata and Colcimino, renowned since antiquity for the production of fine wines and olive oil.

Alvaro Palini
Domenico Adanti, Fondatore 1973
Domenico Adanti and Alvaro Palini

Domenico's Dream

In the 1970s Domenico Adanti decided to buy the villa in Arquata and create a modern winery focused on the production of wines of excellence.

The Foundation

Domenico Adanti founded the winery in 1972 when he bought and renovated an old Celestine Monastery surrounded by abandoned vineyards, and simultaneously restored the old vineyards and planted new ones.

Alvaro's Mastery

In 1977, Domenico Adanti approached his friend Alvaro Palini, who at the time was living in Paris, where he had the chance to discover the great French wines of the time, asking him to supervise the winemaking. He soon became a key figure in the estate, a legendary cellarman and one of the most fascinating personalities
in Italian winemaking, a legend of the Sagrantino territory.

The skilful Alvaro successfully unleashed the majesty of this mysterious grape by reducing the output of the plants and altering the techniques so as to achieve a better balance between fruit, tannins and acids, a wine that slowly matures in oak barrels and continues to age elegantly in the bottle.


The vineyards

Today the estate covers a total of some 30 hectares of vineyards located on the hillside of Arquata, in the Campoletame area and finally at Colcimino, a true cru where the oldest vineyard is located.

Looking to the future

The current owners of the winery are Daniela Adanti and her daughter Stella, who continue to this day to pursue a selected production of quality wines, consistently dedicating the utmost care to each product, while respecting the territory and its ancient traditions.