"Age-worthy wines with a sense of place, combining character with enjoyability"
What does ‘wines with a sense of place’ mean? For us, it’s that when you taste our Campania wines, you can taste where they come from; from the minerality of our soil, to the freshness of our mountainous climate. All this, while being highly enjoyable.
Good winemaking is something you do for the long haul. That is why we choose to farm in a sustainable manner, being in conversion to organic farming for all our vineyards, and already organically certified for our EVO oils. That is also why we make our wines very age-worthy. Elegant and fresh when young, but growing in complexity and depth over time, they are yours to discover.
The winery is now managed day by day by Erik, Virna and our cellar manager Michele.
For more information on the uniqueness of Campania wines and Irpinia, which hosts 3 of the DOCG wines of central and southern Italy, go to the "Territory" and "Vineyards" sections of our website.
Le Masciare comes from modest beginnings, being founded in 2001 with just 4 hectares of olive groves and 4 hectares of Aglianico vineyards. After several years of making outstanding extra virgin olive oil, our founder Caterina Martone experienced firsthand the uniqueness of our territory for the winemaking of native Campania wines, with some pretty impressive reds starting to come out of the winery from 2007 onwards.
In 2009, seeing the need to expand and professionalize, the current owners and longtime family friends, Erik, Virna, Dario and Arjen stepped in. Under their guidance, Le Masciare invested in high quality machinery and expanding the winery, while at the same time acquiring or long-term renting vineyards in prime locations.
Our mission is to make handcrafted, small-lot wines that are the best possible expression of the local grape varieties of Irpinia: Aglianico, Fiano, Greco and Coda di Volpe. To do this we focus on the quality of our vineyards and our grapes. It has been said time and again, but the best wines are made from the best grapes, and we have placed tremendous effort into the selection of the right vineyards, giving us grapes of quality and character.