In 1973 Zaccagnini brothers established their Azienda Agricola (farm company), driven by an hobby, that became a real passion during the time. So Mario devoted himself to this activity and passed on his same passion to her daughter Rossella and to Franco, establishing a farm totally owned by his family. The evolution of the activity was supported by particular climatic and territorial conditions in Staffolo. In the last years spectacular improvements in product quality have been obtained thanks to a careful selection of the grapes, to the research and to the new technologies.
The Salmàgina vineyards extend for 42 hectares in the Municipality of Staffolo, Ancona, 500 meters above the sea level. The strategic climate and the particular soil, rich of saltine in a recent past, joint to the hard work of Zaccagnini, allowed to obtain great and distinctive wines (for example the excellent quality of "Verdicchio"). The vineyard colors the fields, leaving uncultivated spaces to the historical remnants of Mediterranean maquis, aligned to the west, protected from the north wind and from the dangers of bad weather.
The annual output of Zaccagnini is about 325.000 bottles. For the last 10 years the Zaccagnini Azienda Agricola has been practicing clone experimentation of native varietals, fermentation temperature control and microbiogically sterile bottle filling. Through these important researches, thanks to an accurate grapes selection and to the long experience in this field, the quality of Zaccagnini's wine has achieved spectacular improvements.