About the Producer
Located in Campania nearby the town of Taurasi , Antica Hirpinia was first founded in the seventies under the name "Enopolio di Taurasi Società Cooperativa”. After several years of abandonment, it was reborn in October 1991 as Antica Hirpinia. The coop became famous for producing the first bottle of Taurasi DOCG , vintage 1992. This unique bottle, bearing the band n° AAA 000 0001, is still jealously kept in the winery’s cellars. The second bottle was given to Pope Giovanni Paolo II, and the third one to the President of the Italian Republic, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro. In 2016, it was taken over by five associates. Nowadays the winemaker is Riccardo Cotarella, who supervises the whole production, supported by the winery’s team and head cellar. Their overall production is 300,000 bottles per year.