Meet The Growers

Antonio Santarelli

Casale del Giglio

“Tradition meets innovation and forward thinking, resulting in delightful wines with a unique character.”

Casale del Giglio was founded in 1967 by Dino Santarelli. The vineyards and winery located in a fertile area 50 km south of Rome, a region that had no grape growing or winemaking tradition. When Dino’s son Antonio joined the family business in the mid 80’s, father and son were able to able to develop a unique, experimental project with the help of Paolo Tiefenthaler, a visionary enologist, working with ancient local grape varieties such as Bellone and Cesanese, but also adding international varieties like Sauvignon, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, and Syrah. The carefully crafted wines are wonderful expressions of the terroir, combining history and innovation.

“Tradition meets innovation and forward-thinking, resulting in delightful wines with a unique character.”

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