It was 1845 when Vincenzo Ippolito engraved his initials on the country house that was nestled between vineyards, olive orchards and orange groves in the seaside of Cirò. Today, with over 170 years of history, Ippolito is the oldest winery in Calabria. The winery is currently led by the brothers Gianluca and Vincenzo Ippolito, who continue the company’s mission of the enhancement of quality, the recovery of traditions through the cultivation of native vines and the protection of the territory. To that end, the brothers have cut production at the 250-acre estate by more to half to the current level. In their wines, the Ippolito’s seek the elegance, balance and identity of the territory.