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Our organic production

I like to say that our grapes are hand picked and selected by hand.
The harvest is a very important moment for all of us.
It’s work but also a celebration of meeting with family and friends.

Rossopuro
Montepulciano
d’Abruzzo
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Ode
Montepulciano
d’Abruzzo
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A Gaia
Cerasuolo
d’Abruzzo
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Colori
Abruzzo
Pecorino
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Olio
Extravergine
di oliva
Oropuro

CantinArte the family

This is the story of a family in Abruzzo, Central Italy.

It all started in the heart of my childhood, where my grandmother educated me
in the afternoons with her stories of his youth, and how the family was deeply devoted to agricultural work.
But always grateful to be able to produce wine, Olive oil and grain to share
with the family and the community their fabulous traditional
products of Abruzzo.
Perhaps this was my awakening, the joy that I saw in her eyes recalling the simplicity,
the authenticity of traditions and this love of the land and so I decided to continue.

The farm was born at Bucchianico (Chieti), where you can find vineyards
of Montepulciano and Trebbiano and Pecorino. In Bucchianico the family
also has a museum of oil and wine in an ancient oil mill from 17th Century
where every year we receive thousands of tourists interested to know
a jewel of pure industrial archaeology.
You can picture the donkeys helping farmers to produce Extra virgin olive oil.

Over the years, thanks to my husband Diego I also fell in love with another area
of Abruzzo: The mountains, wild and rugged, but full of charm with the beauty
of the landscapes and being so well preserved. So here in Navelli (L’Aquila)
we planted a vineyard of Pecorino 700mt, I would say heroic ambition since here
in Abruzzo we produce very little but it resulted superbly.

In Navelli, (one of the most beautiful villages in Italy) we have restored an ancient
historical residence of 1800, an accommodation and place of hospitality to cater
for people and to offer them a relaxing holiday but also active,
where you can taste
wine and oil and participate in cooking classes. We also hold experiences to partake
professionally or as a hobby in Saffron production (Crocus Sativus).
Saffron is the main product of this area, called the plant of Navelli. 

Testimonials

We visited the CantinArte olive oil mill this past September and had a wonderful visit with Francesca.
She explained the old and new methods for processing olives and then taught us how to properly taste
olive oil. We enjoyed a light, delicious lunch made by her mother and sampled the CantinArte wine.
Everything was so delicious that we ordered a case of both the Cantinarte Oro Puro olive oil and the
CantinArte Ode wine once we were home.

Francesca is a wonderful hostess; she is very knowledgeable and very passionate about preserving the
time honored traditions of making wine, olive oil, and now also saffron. we left feeling as if we had
made a friend!
We highly recommend a visit to CantinArte; you will not be disappointed!

We were delighted with our experience with Francesca who clearly
demonstrated her passione for producing olive oil and wine. We learned many
interesting facts as well as useful hints for purchasing. Come hungry! The
luncheon provided was locally cooked and the wine delicious. We plan to visit
Francesca when she comes to Toronto, Canada to share her extensive
knowledge and her wares.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
Gratefully,

“We visited the CantinArte olive oil mill this past September and had a wonderful visit with Francesca. She explained the old and new methods for processing olives and then taught us how to properly taste olive oil. We enjoyed a light, delicious lunch made by her mother and sampled the CantinArte wine. Everything was so delicious that we ordered a case of both the CantinArte Oro Puro olive oil and the Cantinarte Ode wine once we were home.

Francesca is a wonderful hostess; she is very knowledgeable and very passionate about preserving the time honored traditions of making wine, olive oil, and now also saffron. We left feeling as if we had made a friend!

We highly recommend a visit to CantinArte; you will not be disappointed!”

I can’t say enough good things Francesca! I’m sure your new website will be beautiful!
Buon Natale mia amica!

Bernadette

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