Stewards of the Land
Family Estate Vineyards Established in 1933
NATURE AND OUR HOME
«Our family understands the land. For four generations we have protected the environment; restoring value to the community while producing exquisite wines that are both healthy and natural.»
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«The vineyards represent the patient work of four generations of the Tenuta Cocci Grifoni family. As well, they represent the ancient culture of the inhabitants of the Piceno, which is a small strip of land nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Sibillini Mountains. »
Tenuta Cocci Grifoni has its origins in a small farm bought from our great-grandfather Vincenzo in 1933 when he decides with his wife Rosa to plant the first vineyard on Messieri hill, behind the bridal house. After his death, he leaves the company with his son Domenico, the first born in a three sons family. Domenico marries a girl named Maria and in 1936 our father Guido is born in Contrada Messieri in Ripatransone.
The adventure in the countryside starts when our grandfather dies.
In the 1960s Guido decides to invest in the land and buys new small vineyard farms. In 1965 Marilena, the eldest, is born in Contrada Messieri, when our grandparents have decided to start quality wine production. Some years later, in 1970, Paola is born and in the same year we bottle the first ever Rosso Piceno Superiore, vintage 1969. Even in the cellar our father was against trends of that time.
THREE SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGES
Tenuta Cocci Grifoni passionately respects our land and nature and through the challenge of research and development have discovered ways to highlight and feature our autochthonous varieties.
In 1970, our First Challenge, and success, was the premier bottling of Rosso Piceno Superiore 1969.
In 1983, the Second Challenge focused our founder’s vision to realize the potential of our own varieties with the focus on Pecorino, known in the region since 1871. This positive endeavour has introduced Pecorino globally.
In 1990, even greater success was realized with the first bottling of Pecorino, which received DOC status in 2001 and DOCG status in 2011.
In 1991, the Third Challenge was producing Passerina, our indigenous variety, in three styles: Sparkling, Passito and Acquavite which effectively highlights its elegant features of delicate fruit and lovely accessibility.
Vignettes from four generations
«Even today we guard the moral legacy of the founder, Guido Cocci Grifoni, my husband. »
«A great strength also comes from the community, our neighbours, friends and winemakers. »
«I believe that being a business owned by women grants our wine a genuineness, a transparency and a particularly strong link with its origins. »
Diana Cocci Grifoni
Matriarch of the Family
Marilena Cocci Grifoni
Paola Cocci Grifoni