The Bocale vineyard has only six hectares of vines producing around 30,000 bottles of wine annually but here, in the green heart of Italy – as Umbria is known – is a business that is quintessentially Italian.
Valentino, a most engaging host, together with his brother and parents run the business between them and it is the epitome of everything that makes Italian produce so special. Of course, Italy has large farms but they are the exception rather than the rule.
In Italy small family businesses are still the norm, run by people dedicated to producing exceptional quality.
The name Bocale comes from local dialect and means the two litre jug which people would bring to the farm to buy olive oil or wine.