Family of winemakers since 1962
In the Heart of Le Marche
In the first half of the twentieth century the founder, Angelo Saputi, created Cantina Saputi, one of the first vineyards in the region that produced wines of great character. His son Adriano continued his work and expanded the canteen building a new one near a mountain called Castru Vecchiu.
Since then, the family has put all its effort to develop the business, introducing the indigenous Ribona and new varieties of territorial and international wine such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Passerina, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
For 4 generations
Today, the Cantina is a family-run business managed by Alvaro Saputi and his two sons: Leonardo, a specialized viticulturist and Andrea, the sales manager.
Alvaro Saputi, Adriano’s son, takes over the management of the Cantina and puts many important changes in place to improve productivity, such as the commercial release of the first bottles of the Doc Rosso Piceno and Colli Maceratesi in 1985 – the white Colli Maceratesi will obtain the classification of Ribona, especially thanks to Alvaro’s constant effort and motivation. He was one of the first and major promoters of the idea to create a group of producers that work together to foster this indigenous vine type.
A year full of events: Leonardo and Andrea progressively start taking part in the canteen management and their little sister Giulia is born. In the meantime, the business grows and expands into foreign markets. This period also saw the creation of Villa le Vigne, a polyvalent facility created to host visitors and wine connoisseurs. Today it is the preferred stage for the promotion of wines, combined with dishes of well-known regional Chefs.
Enoteca Saputi is founded – a wine shop that soon becomes a wine tasting landmark for old and new clients alike; here one discovers the engaging and heartwarming story of the Saputi family and their world class products.
Organic cultivation Attention to the vineyards, the land and the love for their children have pushed the Saputi family towards organic cultivation, without pesticides and chemical products; in 2016 all conventional crops were converted to BIO, so most of the products are "certified organic”.
Today, Cantina Saputi can count more than 20 hectares of vineyards, 10 labels and an annual volume of about 90 thousand bottles.
Among them, the indigenous “Ribona” has always been an excellent protagonist,
with a mission to increase the popularity of the Doc Colli Maceratesi Ribona across Italy and beyond.