Three hectares of “Moscato di Terracina” grape and two hectares of “Bellone” grape: so, it began in 1956 the history of Giangirolami’s organic farm.
It was established by the father, Dante, with the planting of the first vineyard, and it was strengthened through time, transformed in its actual form by the action of the son, Donato, and currently leaded and managed by his daughters Federica, Laura and Chiara.
Steps of our history
In 1956 many lands were still young.
That year Dante bought five hectares of land between the little towns of Aprilia and Velletri.
Three of those hectares were planted with Moscato vineyard, the remaining two with Bellone one. He started producing homemade wine, and furthermore selling his grape. Many requests came from companies producing and selling bottled wine.
At this point the vineyard grew, rapidly adapting to an increased demand. As his father before him, Donato Giangirolami looked forward and took crucial decisions for Company future development.
He developed love and passion for his lands since childhood, learning how to work by the side of his father. He used to observe with a pure inquisitiveness the process allowing grape to become wine.
At the beginning of the nineties he decided to widen the company, buying lands nearby Doganella, Ninfa and Borgo Montello.
Being as farsighted as his father, Donato evaluated the best opportunities for the future. He removed the canopy vineyard plant in favour of an espalier system.
According to his opinion, an excellent product must be primarily healthy, and then a good one.
In 1993 his company was already working on procedures needed to obtain the organic certification. He cleaned his lands, removing every trace of harmful products for people’s health.His products must be genuine and sincere as the food he ate when he was a child.
In 2003 he became a direct seller.
The Donato Giangirolami organic farm was born.
During the first ten years of the twenty first century, his daughters started to work for the company, following family traditions and the work began two centuries earlier by Dante, their grandfather.