The art of winemaking since 1890

The knowledge of wine obtained from hard work. A corner of the Abruzzi, where hills touch the sea. Here, the Illuminati family has been making wine for more than one hundred years. A passion renewed generation after generation.

A family story

This story begins in 1890 with Nicola Illuminati and his winehouse, Fattoria Nicò. A dream of craftsmanship and love for a generous land that has been handed down generation after generation. In the 1950s, the family decided to market its wine. They started enhancing the value of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo thanks to the shrewdness and determination of Dino Illuminati and later to the foresightedness of his son, Stefano. An innovative approach to winemaking, which still keeps an artisanal touch.

New generations lead to excellence

The success of the company is now ensured by Stefano Illuminati, supported by his brother Lorenzo and the latest generation of the family. This proves how Italy’s excellence is something written in the wefts of time and handed down from generation to generation. A process that requires exchanging ideas, improvement, experimentation and innovation.

International success

Prestigious awards have made the story of Illuminati Wines. Today more than ever. Our excellent wines and reserves are acknowledged around the world, thanks to the increasing demand from international markets. A family that has brought its authenticity, tradition and excellence around the world, becoming one of Italy’s flagships.

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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