L'Acino

L'Acino

San Marco Argentano, Calabria 
Antonello Canonico, Dino Briglio 
8ha. under vine 
Organic viticulture 


Three Calabrian friends, Antonello, Dino and Emilio, heard about a small vineyard named Chora, owned by an elderly widow, that had been neglected and lying fallow for 20 years. They made an offer and L’Acino was born. They were able to farm organically from the outset as the land had been untouched for so long, and many of their vines are more than 50 years old and planted on original rootstock, phylloxera being unable to develop on this volcanic Calabrian soil.