Family of winemakers since 1962

Cantina Saputi

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.

THE TERRITORY

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.

Timeline

1962

1962

1962

The start of a story of wine: Angelo Saputi, viticulturist, directs his son Adriano towards the winemaker profession.

1975

1975

1975

The canteen needs to expand, so a new Casa Vinicola is built next to the existing one, which is still in use today and is home to the winemakers headquarter.

1982

1982

1982

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.

2005

2005

2005

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.

2010

2010

2010

The year of the shift to a Family Company. This year also saw the construction of new buildings such as the barrique cellar and the agricultural shed; the modernization of winemaking processes through new systems like Ganimede, and the implementation of a new wine press.

2014

2014

2014

Saputi’s passion for wine making finally becomes recognized at international level; the Awards won at International Competitions will flourish in the years to come.

2016

2016

2016

The Cantina, having maintained its natural and eco-sustainable production, becomes a certified organic wine producer.

2018

2018

2018

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”.

Our production


Today, Cantina Saputi can count more than 24 hectares of vineyards, 13 labels and an annual volume of about 120 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.

OUR WINES

Villa Le Vigne


Since 2005, we’ve been hosting public events throughout the summer months in Villa Le Vigne, in Loro Piceno. The venue has been a stage, where modern cuisine and traditional dishes are united with our array of wines to generate a truly unique experience, surrounded by well-preserved vineyards in the Italian countryside.

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