Malacari - Offagna winemakers from 1668 | Wines and People | Scoop.it
Not too far below Offagna hill, dominated by an impressive medieval fortress, the Grigiano hill rises: steep and green, covered with vineyards and olive groves, wheat and sunflowers, surrounded by a frame of elms, oaks, hawthorn hedges, rosehip and mulberry hedgerows.

Here, at the foot of Conero mountain, the vineyards have been planted, facing the Aspi Creek that flows out to sea. Generous vines of Montepulciano variety, always present in our territory, make up the ancient vineyards of native variety for a wine which gives character to the Conero territory. The slow and constant manual labour in the vineyard begins in January. It starts with the pruning and continues every day with the care and selection of the vines and the grape bunches. In October the time comes to harvest the mature grapes.