Quality and Tradition
Wines with deep-rooted history
The estate is owned by the Leopardi Dittajuti family and has been handed down from father to son for many generations.
The earliest documented history of the Leopardi family in the Marche region goes back to the 5th century with the appointment from the Vatican of Leopardo Leopardi to take the position of Bishop of Roman town Auximum (today Osimo). He established the Christian church in Osimo, but such appointment, made by Pope Innocent I, was not to last long as pagans killed Bishop Leopardi in 405AD. Bishop Leopardi was a martyr and was later made a saint. The remains of Saint Leopardo are venerated in the Cathedral of Osimo. The early work done by Saint Leopardo was considered so important that the history of his work and that of the Leopardi family has become part of the official archives of the town.
Since then, the Leopardi family has been distinguished with the family crest depicting the Leopard. The Leopardi family thus acquired great importance in the socioeconomic structure of the region, expanding its estate to neighbouring areas, obtaining prestigious positions in Rome at the Papal Court. In 1459, in fact, Pope Pius II Piccolomini conferred Pier Domenico Leopardi the title of Count Palatine.
Over the centuries, the Leopardi family increased in fame and fortune, gradually adding prestige to the ancestral estate. In 1866, the Count Giuseppe Dittajuti, belonging to a very important and noble family of Osimo, died. Heir of his estate and title, was Count Giulio Leopardi. Since that day, Count Giulio added "Dittajuti" to his name, making the family name Leopardi Dittajuti.
The family archives show a vast historical ownership of vineyards, with a significant production of grapes and wine in the well-known cellar in Osimo. Because of the Second World War the cellar was unusable and after the war, Count Giuseppe, the current owner’s father, moved the cellar and the production to Numana.
Selected staff for high quality outcomes
Count Piervittorio Leopardi Dittajuti is the owner and coordinator of the entire company. He comes from a family that has always been devoted to agriculture. He joined his father Giuseppe to manage the company in 80's, immediately beginning the makeover process of the winery, which was still too much attached to the past. Year after year, in fact, the Leopardi family invested in placing new vineyards aimed at producing better quality grapes, and buying modern machinery and equipment in stainless steel, in order to ensure the highest level of healthcare environments and materials in contact with food.
From 2003, winemaking, agronomic and oenological consultancy comes from the famous and highly respected winemaker Riccardo Cotarella.
In addition to the winery’s owner and the winemaker, the staff consists of some very capable people, like:
Manuele, who manages all the works in the vineyards. He has the perfect experience needed to decide what to do to keep the vines as well as possible.
Paolo, who is the cellarer. He has a degree in oenology, and he has a great passion for his job.
Juanito, who is responsible for the cleaning of the cellar and all the wine-making equipment.
Cristiano, who works in the office, managing the purchase orders and shipments to the clients.
Sara, who is a sommelier and takes care of the wine shop’s customers. She also is responsible for the website and social network.
Matteo, Raffaele, Gino and Frank, who work in the vineyards all year.
We are very committed to solving the problems related to the environment, Winery is situated in the Marche region, in the district of Ancona.
Located in Conero’s Riviera and Natural Park, one of the most evocative areas on Adriatic Sea, it is surrounded by both hills and sea.
The soil is rich in limestone and marl, and has a medium textures. The special geological and climatic features of this region have promoted vine growing since ancient times, always guaranteeing a very high quality of grape.
Mediterranean under the influence of the sea and frequent breezes, the temperature has a large leap between the day and the night.