Benito Ferrara

Benito Ferrara is one of Italy’s best white wine producers. Ferrara’s most famous wine, the Greco di Tufo Vigna Cicogna, is an Italian icon. IAN D’AGATA

This small house is the number one producer of Greco di Tufo. STEPHEN TANZER

Gabriella Ferrara and her husband Sergio are the fourth generation of viticulturists of their family. Gabriella’s great grandfather planted vines on his property and he used to bring vegetables and wine on foot and with a donkey to the town of Tufo. The first vintage that was bottled was 1991. The vineyards are managed by Gabriella and by Sergio and are organically grown .
Their Oenologist is Paolo Caciorgna who worked and was an assistant for many years of Giulio Gambelli Italy’s most famous consultant ( think Montevertine , Poggio Antico etc )

The altitude of San Paolo district, in the commune of Tufo, where the estate is located, is 500-600 meters above sea level, the excellent exposure is east/east-west and the soil is white, clayey , volcanic Tufo with natural Sulphur near the surface . These hills are surrounded by higher mountains which protect the area. During the summer months it is warm during the day and cool at night and this, as you know, favours the aroma of the wines. It is also very airy here so that there are no problems with disease or insect attacks to the vines. ENOTECA SYDNEY