The Company over the years
  • Olearia & Vinicola Villese
  • Olearia & Vinicola Villese

History

From hills suspended between sea and mountains, in  Villalfonsina, a small town in the province of Chieti, the cooperative "Olearia Villese” was born in 1961. Animated by the desire to combat the social emergency of the end of the Second World War,  when many Italians left everything to seek fortune in foreign countries, about  40 members tried in every possible way to realize a dream:  recover  and valorize  the area, to make a point of excellence in the world. To do this they decided to focus on a product of their land: the olive oil. At the moment of the certificate they were only 60 and continued to grow year after year. In them was growing  the cooperative spirit, love for their land, sharing the same ideals, the desire to stay together, the need to work together.

And that is where the "Olearia Villese", thanks to the intuition of almost 200 members joined by a passion for wine-making, becomes "Olearia & Vinicola Villese” . In 1973 began the construction of the Winery. On October 10, 1974 they had the first with 38,000 tons of wine grapes, they  were many troubles, in fact the structure was not yet complete and many tanks were even open. But after years of sacrifices, the "Olearia & Vinicola Villese" relaunced the economy of  Villalfonsina becoming the most important resource for the whole area. Today 550 members are dedicated to the cultivation of over 1000 acres, divided among vineyards and olive trees, offer and added value to the landscape. 100 000 hectoliters of wine are marked, between Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Cerasuolo, Chardonnay and Pecorino, and over 1,700 tons of olive oil.

The Products of  "Olearia & Vinicola Villese " are the result of a story where they meet and fuse the love for the land and care for the progress, the devotion to work, the respect for the oldest processes of fermentation and pressing of the olives, the use of modern technologies.

 

 

“Olearia & Vinicola Villese” is part of the "Consorzio di Tutela dei Vini d’Abruzzo"