Our producers’ wines reflect the authenticity and excellence that comes from generations of experience in the vineyard and in the cellar, together with an unwavering focus on quality.

I Favati

HomeI Favati

I Favati

 The I Favati  winery  represents the culmination of a  tradition dating back to the early  1900s, when the family’s ancestors began making wine in the traditional way for  their own table and for a few close friends. The passion and artisanal  traditions of those ancestors continue to thrive today.  The I Favati winery is located today in Cesinale, a  town and surrounding hilly area in the heart of Irpinia (east of Naples, in the  region of Campania), a land with a profound calling to the creation of quality  wines. Irpinia’s unique, indigenous grape varieties make up all of I Favati’s  vineyards, which benefit from a perfect exposition to the sun. Each year, the  harvest is carefully supervised by brothers Piersabino and Giancarlo Favati,  founders of the winery, and by Rosanna.

I Favati’s pressing facility, located in the town of Cesinali, is the crown  jewel of the winery. It was built in 1998 and the first wine – Fiano di  Avellino – was produced in 2000. The building is equipped with the most  advanced winemaking technology, complementing the careful work in the  vineyards. The wines currently produced are: Fiano di Avellino D.O.C.G.  (Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed); Greco di Tufo D.O.C.G.; and  Aglianico d’Irpinia I.G.T. (Indication of a Typical Geographical zone), with  one year of aging in small oak barrels. The grapes used for the last wine are  the same as for a fourth wine – Taurasi D.O.C.G. – which was bottled for the  first time in 2003 and released in 2007.

The total annual production of between 40,000 and 50,000  bottles is kept small and it reflects the initial mission to achieve the  highest quality rather than filling a huge number of bottles.

The members of the team include: Giancarlo Favati – Managing  Director,  Piersabino Favati – Vineyard  Manager, Rosanna Petrozziello, wife of Giancarlo, a professional sommelier and  marketing manager for the I Favati brand. Carmine Valentino is the winemaker.

View Larger Map