Castelvenere - Italy


Ca' Stelle is able to tell a story whose protagonist is the territory

F rom a wine-growing point of view, Ca’ Stelle is able to tell a story whose protagonist is the territory in which it was lucky to be born: Campania, one of the most fascinating regions of Italy from a historical, cultural, artistic point of view and for its traditions.

The great wines of Campania tell a thousand-year history, from the first Greek colonists to the present day. The winemaking traditions of Campania in fact have roots in very distant times and the abundance of local vines is such that the Romans chose these lands as a real vineyard of the Empire.

A mongst the richest territories of Campania, which certainly holds the leadership in the wine sector, the Sannio territory, in the province of Benevento, is worthy of consideration, with over ten thousand hectares of vineyards, seven thousand nine hundred wine entrepreneurs, about one hundred bottling companies for over one million hectoliters of wine produced, three designations of origin and a geographical indication for more than sixty types of wines.
C astelvenere is a small town in the Telesina Valley in Sannio. Its geographical location, the climate, the fertility of the soil, the hills rich in vines and olive trees, make it an important agricultural center for the production of grapes, as well as excellent extra virgin olive oils. With about 570 hectares of land planted with vines, for an annual wine production that is around 63,000 hectoliters, Castelvenere is the most important wine-growing area in Sannio. Since 1996 it has been part of the national association "Città del Vino". As you travel through its hills it is easy to understand how viticulture is a characterizing element and how much it is an element protecting the environment as well as a source of economic support for its people. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that in most agricultural provinces of Campania, the highest income in agriculture is the wine industry.
T oday the entire sector is experiencing renewed enthusiasm, starting from a transformation from an area that was historically a wine-growing area to a wine-producing area, with the birth of new entrepreneurs and new agricultural management techniques, in the sign of a renewed tradition. It is no coincidence that associative structures operate in the province in the form of cooperatives, which bring together nearly two thousand five hundred winemakers, unique associative and productive realities at a regional level and of significant importance at the level of southern Italy.
The vine is the unequivocal sign of the cultural and social identity of the entire Samnite community.