Winemaking tradition since 1890

Tastes may evolve, but classic wines remain forever. A winery, a unique territory and the passion for wine for 5 generations. Illuminati wines come from the beautiful hills of Teramo (Abruzzi). A unique land between the majestic Gran Sasso and the peaceful Adriatic Sea. Here, the art of winemaking permeates the story of a family, whose success has been going on for over one hundred years.

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Consistency as a value

The hills of Controguerra

130 hectares stretching over the hills of Controguerra (Teramo). Montepulciano, Pecorino, Passerina, Trebbiano and other typical vine varieties. Our vineyards grow under the slopes of the Gran Sasso and overlook the beautiful Adriatic Sea. We are in the North of the Abruzzi, in a strip of land with a strong winemaking tradition, where cool temperatures and the sea influence both the microclimate and the soil. Here is the place where the Montepulciano vine variety has been rediscovered and brought to international success. A story made of excellence that changed the history of winemaking in the Abruzzi.

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Our commitment to experimentation

Our winery uses state-of-the-art technologies from the vine to the bottle. Wine is aged in Slavonian oak barrels or barriques and is refined in bottles for 12 to 24 months. These and the sparkling wine process take place in three temperature-controlled caves.

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An award winning tradition

For over twenty years, Illuminati Wines has received many awards and special mentions by critics, guides and industry experts. This success has further consolidated over the past few decades. From Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri Award to recognitions from Veronelli, Bibenda, AIS, Slow Wine, Vini Buoni d’Italia, LM, Doctor Wine and major international wine critics. These achievements were possible thanks to the high quality of our wines and the dedication to what we do.

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Our commitment to sustainability

Illuminati Wines’ ethical approach is the common thread of the entire supply chain. We have been preserving the territory for generations by treating the vineyards gently, using organic fertilisers and promoting biodiversity.

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Our reality

Visit us in Controguerra, a village built upon the hills of Teramo, where the majestic Gran Sasso dominates the area with the sea on the background.

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