The history of Vigneti Radica (Radica vineyards) goes back to the Fifties when the late grandfather Rocco established his first vineyard in Tollo, a small village in Abruzzo at 150 meters altitude from sea level between the warm of the Adriatic sands and the cold of the Majella mountain.
Radica family is known in his home village as “the Bulls”. Everything dates back to the WWI times, when an ancestor of the family became popular thanks to his bull, the only adult one around there. That bull was able to help in many working necessities of the village, like working in the fields, serving as transport, and even for reproduction. It helped till the last years of his life, when it was sold to buy a vineyard, where, as of today, these wines are produced.
We believe that to produce great wines are necessary three important factors: excellent grapes, extraordinary winemakers and the best available technology. The nature has given us the perfect conditions to cultivate vineyards. Our winemakers are always careful and passionate. To assure a continuous control of temperature, storage and hygiene throughout all production phases we have chosen high quality machineries and containers.
Our winery is completely integrated with its landscape. We aimed to combine traditional materials (local stones, woods) with modern and eco-friendly technology (insulated walls, solar panels) thinking that if you respect the nature, the nature will reward you with its best fruits. We own roughly 30 hectares of land in the areas of Tollo, Ortona and Fara Filiorum Petri, where we cultivate mainly local grapes to get great wines such as montepulciano, trebbiano, rosato, pecorino and pinot grigio.