Barone Cornacchia was first established in Montepucliano in the end of the 19th Century and is considered a pioneer in the aging and bottling of Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Located in the province of Teramo, the estate dominates the fertile valley of the Vibrata, lying at 240 meters above sea level.
Winery Philosophy: Barone Cornacchia's philosophy is that of maintaining the tradition, the typicality and genuiness of its products. Their recent investments in new technologies and vineyards confirm the company's aim to obtain a high quality product.
This area has always had a vocation for viticulture and grapevine has always been cultivated. Barone Filippo Maria Vizzarro Cornacchia (1872-1944) restored and handed down this old viticultural tradition.
After the devastating infestation of phylloxera that spread all over Italy at the beginning of the 20th century, Barone Filippo Vizzarro Cornacchia selected the ancient clones to replant and graft all vineyards using American rootstocks. At the beginning of the 20th century he started to produce ‘Montepulciano d’Abruzzo’ wine and used it to participate in national competitions, receiving the first official awards.
In the next generation of the family Alessandro Cornacchia (1940-1992), ‘Cavaliere della Repubblica’ (Knight of the Italian Republic) and surgeon, produced and bottled the ‘Montepulciano d’Abruzzo’ using his own label.
In the Eighties his son and current owner, Mr. Piero Cornacchia, took a very important step forward by exporting his ‘Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Barone Cornacchia’ to Europe, United States of America, Japan. He modernized the company and adopted the best technology in the oenological sector, creating two guidelines that are still the basis of the company philosophy: enhance the typicality of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, result of the uniqueness of the soil in this area of Abruzzo, and work the soil naturally, both agronomically and oenologically.
Today the company is led by his son Filippo and daughter Caterina Cornacchia who have been able to achieve the organic certification of the company and the products.
Azienda Agricola Barone Cornacchia has always only used organic grapes that are grown on the family lands. All the family members have always and passionately taken care of their lands, firmly determined to respect the soil, its fruits and its unique features.
The conversion of the company to organic farming has therefore been extremely natural. All the products (wines, oils, arable crops) are certified organic.