Producer Profile

Cantina Giardino

Since 2003, we have been crafting wines often referred to as "natural", using grapes from native vines sourced from historic vineyards in the heart of Irpinia, the birthplace of Aglianico, Fiano, and Greco.

Our story is one of friendship, a shared passion for wine, and a desire to make a difference.

Officially established in 2003, Cantina Giardino's journey began five years earlier when Antonio Di Gruttola's intuition led us to experiment with winemaking without resorting to biotechnology. Our goal was to achieve spontaneous fermentation, avoiding filtration, clarification, and the use of sulfites.

Years of experimentation and research confirmed that this approach could yield exceptional results, especially when utilizing ancient vines.


Where The Wines Come From


Natural wine production in Campania, Italy, celebrates the region's ancient winemaking traditions and diverse terroir. Nestled in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius and overlooking the picturesque Bay of Naples, Campania boasts a rich viticultural heritage dating back to antiquity. Here, native grape varieties such as Aglianico, Fiano, and Greco thrive in the region's volcanic soils and Mediterranean climate, yielding wines of remarkable character and complexity. Natural winemakers in Campania embrace a holistic approach to viticulture, prioritizing organic and biodynamic farming methods to nurture healthy vineyards and vibrant ecosystems. In the cellar, they eschew modern additives and manipulation, favoring spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts and minimal sulfur usage. The resulting wines are a reflection of their terroir, with a purity of fruit, lively acidity, and a distinctive volcanic minerality. Whether enjoyed young and vibrant or aged to develop additional depth and nuance, Campanian natural wines offer a captivating expression of the region's ancient winemaking heritage and a true taste of la dolce vita.