Country: United Kingdom
Az. Agricola Tor dé Falchi - Opificium ArteVino Mirvita
Established in 1990, Tor de' Falchi’s vineyards are spread over an area of 27 acres (11 hectares) with an average elevation of about 800 feet (240 meters) above sea level and are located in the northwest part of the “DOP” wine region of Castel del Monte, an historical grape-growing and wine-making territory and an Italian cultural heritage. The vineyards are located in the rolling hills of Minervino Murge and extend towards the Alta Murgia National Park running into the ancient river Ofanto and towards the Vulture area of neighboring Lucania. Optimal sun exposure, wine-making technological innovation, innovative and inspiring architecture, commitment to environment protection and biodiversity conservation, water saving system, photovoltaic power generation, wastewater treatment plant by phyto-purification in a pristine rural landscape are leading Tor de' Falchi to a step change. Since the early nineties, Tor de' Falchi focused on the enhancement of indigenous grapes such as Nero di Troia, Moscato Bianco and Bombino Nero. Recently, Tor dé Falchi has been nominated by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture an “Italian Rural Project of Excellence”. This recognition has been a strong impetus for the winery to continue on the path of technological innovation and renewal of the Italian wine cultural heritage. This new systemic vision is based on the following pillars: protection, preservation and enhancement of indigenous grapes; building a modern winery architecturally inspired by Suprematism; and, finally, an avant-garde’s concept of wine packaging that, while strengthening the identity of the Tor dé Falchi’s project will as well stand by the territory with its cultural heritage in an increasingly globalized world. Tor de' Falchi’s winery can be seen as a modern wine cathedral open to the territory and guardian of the Italian wine cultural heritage. Through the perception of the spatial dimension, a winery dedicated to the production of wines of excellence has evolved into an emotional and dynamic space that arouses emotions, which slowly help tracing in the visitor’s mind its own personal history. Tor de' Falchi is rooted in a new winery concept, unique and brave, based on a strong for passion for the culture of excellence.