'A Vita - Vigna De Franco, Calabria

The Estate

The property vineyards are managed following the organic approach, avoiding the use of any chemical compound. The vineyards surface is around 8 hectares between 20 and 80 meters above sea level, facing the Jonio Sea on the eastern cost of Calabria, on marls and clay soils; the oldest vineyard was planted in 1967. 90% of the grapes are Gaglioppo, plus small quantities of Magliocco and Greco Bianco.


Wine is all about place. Natural viticulture and minimal interventions in the cellar. Native yeasts. Low sulfites.

The People

Francesco De Franco, an enologist agronomist from CirĂ², decided to take care of the family vineyards in 2008, with the help of his wife Laura.