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Garofoli | Loreto, Marche

Winery Profile: Garofoli is one of the oldest wineries in the Marche, dating back to 1871 when Antonio Garofoli began producing wine for the local pilgrims coming to the famous church of Loreto. In 1901, Antonio’s son, Gioacchino Garofoli winery. His two sons, Franco and Dante, succeeded him in management of the estate after World War II. Casa Vinicola Gioacchino Garofoli became a company in 1950 and started distributing the Garafoli wines to Italy’s major cities, as well as other European markets. In the early 1970s Franco’s sons, Carlo and Gianfranco, joined the family company. Together the two generations worked to further development of the winery’s production and commercial activities. Today, Garofoli wines are available in more than 50 countries worldwide. Altogether, the Garofoli family has been involved in the wine industry for more than five generations. The same philosophy has always guided the estate: constantly updating production techniques while respecting traditional winemaking methods and the unique terroir of the Marche. In 2005 the fifth generation entered the Garofoli company: Carlo’s daughter Beatrice and Gianfranco’s daughter and son, Caterina and Gianluca. Gianfranco Garofoli, has also been the president of the Istituto Marchigiano di Tutela the consorzio of Marche wineries since 2010.

Vineyards and Vinification:  Hills are the predominant feature of the Marches countryside. They slope down from the eastern side of the Apennines toward the Adriatic Sea. These hills are particularly well-suited to the cultivation of vines because they are sheltered from the winds off the Adriatic Sea and have a warm, sunny exposure. These conditions and the varietals cultivated here have assured the reputation of the region’s wines since ancient times. The wines get their famous minerality from the white calcareous clay soils. Garofoli’s estate vineyards cover a total area of about 128 acres. They are situated in the zones of Montecarotto (Jesi area), PAterno and Piancarda (Mt. Conero area) and Castelfidardo. The winery selects the most suitable positions in the vineyards and the best moment for harvesting to ensure that it will obtain the best base, depending upon the type of wine desired. Vinification occurs at Serra de Conti (Verdicchio) and Castelfidardo (other wines than Verdicchio).

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