A story of love for the land, that of the Marchionni family, today owners of Collestefano. Farmers since always, the Marchionnis came here, to Rustano near Castelraimondo (Province of Macerata) in the 1960s, leaving behind a life too meager and ungenerous in the nearby Camerino.

Their hard work leads to the purchase – and we are already in 1978 - of this small hamlet called Collestefano. But the road of redemption, peace and recognition of the talent of farmers is still long and arduous. 

It will take many years to make shine the name of this winery in the circle of great Italian wine producers. It was necessary, in fact, to wait until Fabio, son of Benedetto and Anna, reached cultural and professional maturity. 

We are in 1998, and Fabio, newly graduated in Enology and arriving fresh from an experience of wine production and trade in a German wine shop, bottles the first vintage of Verdicchio di Matelica, flanked by his parents, irreplaceable, and by his wife Silvia, who divides her time between the work on the farm and raising their daughters, Elena and Serena. 

Here, the organic farming has been practiced since always and since 1995, it has also been certified.
The vineyard is part of a larger, self-sufficient and balanced ecological system. A system that also consists of leguminous plants and green manure herbage, such as hairy vetch, field beans and peas.
The soil is fed exclusively with organic fertilizer, minimizing the use of copper.
All this is far away from any urban zone.
Around Collestefano there's only countryside.

Harvesting is done exclusively by hand.
The harvest is a celebration shared with university students who help the Marchionni family.

Wine cellar
A new wine cellar, which allows to carry out all the major operations in proper sequence, following traditional winemaking techniques and with the utmost respect for the original product.
And with a minimal use of sulfur dioxide, far less than permitted under the terms of the law.

Production Site