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Our winery is a special place, nestled at the foothills of the majestic 1,281-meter-high Vesuvius, overlooking the Gulf of Naples and drawing tourists from around the globe. Vesuvius stands as the only active volcano on continental Europe, and its constant presence profoundly influences this land. Locals from the Vesuvian towns are said to inherently sense the power of this towering volcano that looms over them.

Vesuvius, with its continuous seismic activity, has created a fertile ground with unique flavors, making this region a place of extraordinary beauty and productivity. Its magnificence stands as one of Naples' major tourist attractions, offering those living in its shadow a daily spectacle renowned worldwide.

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The Sorrentino Winery:

Where the Vesuvius and passion blend in every drop of wine
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The Grapes

The raw material for our production lines

The enhancement projects, combined with the extraordinary and unique properties of Vesuvian volcanic soil, rely on native varieties: Caprettone, Falanghina, Catalanesca, Piedirosso, and Aglianico. These are cultivated according to their individual viticultural needs and characteristics within our 35 hectares of land. The meticulous selection and specialization of the vineyard sites, terracing, row orientations, specific pruning and training systems tailored to each variety and the type of wine to produce, balanced yields for each wine type, all lead to significant quality levels of the raw material. These, along with impeccable work in the cellar and aging periods, add complexity and harmony to Vesuvian wines, even when they are not vintage.

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Lacryma Christi

The wine of Christ's tears

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The legend goes that when Lucifer was expelled from Paradise, he managed to steal a piece of that heavenly land, forming the Gulf of Naples. Saddened by this loss, Jesus Christ began to weep, shedding tears directly onto Vesuvius. From these sacred tears grew the vines and grapes with an angelic flavor, which we call Lacryma Christi. This ancient legend is just one of the many stories surrounding our Vesuvian wine, a nectar of the gods with deep roots in history.

The ancient rulers of the world fully developed the winemaking potential of this volcanic land, planting the vines called Vesuvio, from which Lacryma Christi originates.

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The volcanic soil

Nature and sustainability at the heart of our wine
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The volcanic soil is a gift from nature, bestowing upon Vesuvian vines and everything that grows on Vesuvius a unique distinctive characteristic. The soil composition varies based on the volcano's slope and the type of eruption. In our vineyards located on the southwest slope, the abundance of lava flows has enriched the soil, making it fertile, porous, and well-drained. This not only provides a natural defense against pathogens but also preserves the health of our vines.

In harmony with nature, we've embraced an organic approach in vine cultivation. We respect the environment and the land, recognizing that sustainability is crucial for producing healthy, high-quality products. We promote the growth of spontaneous microflora, a balanced guardian of our soil, while the introduction of favino, rich in nitrogen, reinforces the vines in spring. Thus, our wine reflects the symbiosis between volcanic nature and our commitment to sustainability, offering a palate a story of land and passion in every sip.

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