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The Vineyards

Infinite rows of vines as far as the eye can see in the area of Controguerra, province of Teramo. A sunny land between the azure Adriatic see and the majesty of the Gran Sasso. Located 320 metres above sea level; its natural characteristics make the cultivated grapes a real treasure of tastes and flavours. And history remembers it too, going back to when Hannibal reached the area after the battle of Lake Trasimeno: the fierce fighter realised Controguerra was an ideal place of refreshment and recovery for himself and his soldiers, who gained new power and strength thanks to the local wine.

Illuminati wines come from a vineyard area covering over 130 hectares, in the Controguerra DOC and Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Colline Teramane DOCG areas. Vineyards producing special grapes, from which rare quality wines originate, thanks to the dedication and commitment of skilled hands that look after this rich land and are expert in the art of winemaking.

The taste of the land

Experience the welcoming and suggestive atmosphere of Teramo’s hills and visit the winemaking company that encompasses its more authentic characteristics. The tradition of hospitality is rooted to the land, like the centuries-old olive groves that have been witnessing the periodicity of seasons, where no two seasons are alike. The Illuminati family keeps this tradition alive, by holding wine tasting events and guided visits to the property in the various seasons of the year; advance booking is required.