La Torretta is located in Grottaferrata, just outside the Eternal City, in an area known as Castelli Romani.
La Torretta’s agriculture is certified biological Sidel and biodynamic Demeter.
The vineyard produces wine, using only its own grapes, and also honey and extra-virgin olive oil.
Maria and Riccardo, the brains and souls behind this wonderful adventure, firmly believe in doing things in accordance with nature,
and are proud to bring back prestige to the agricultural production of this enchanting and historical land.

The agriculture

The use of biodynamic processes and corn horn manure 500 and 500 p revitalizes the root system of all the flora and extends the biodiversity of the land that houses the vineyard, orchard, and vegetable garden.
Seasonal green manure and manure heaps are used together with biodynamic preparations processes/methods, the goal is to fertilize the surface of the soil and preserve its humidity level; a great deal of care is taken with these interventions because they help the plants to respond to factors such as climate change. In spring, when the leaves are growing, we spread the horn silica known by experts as 501-horn manure; this helps the light be more effective during photosynthesis. We use copper and sulfur treatments on plants only when absolutely necessary. There are families of bees to strengthen the local general pollination. Furthermore, it is important to support bees in a phase in which they are suffering from climate change more than other living being.

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The cellar

La Torretta boasts a long winemaking tradition and has belonged to Riccardo Magno’s family for generations. In compliance with the local custom, we make the wine in an ancient cave dug by hand by the tuff rock : the wine barrels are kept in the ramifications, protected from excessive thermal oscillations. Like others in the Castelli area,the cave was probably excavated during the construction of the antique cistern (100 A.C.) which serves as foundation for the country house at La Torretta. Digging in the tuff, flints and pozzolana were found that were used to build the cistern, a material that was used to make the cisterns waterproof (Roman mortar).
Discover our wines and further information about the cellar on the dedicated page.

Our products

At La Torretta we produce natural wine but also extra-virgin olive oil, honey, jam, fruit, and vegetables. We are a Sidel certified organic grower and Demeter certified biodynamic farm that currently produces four wines – Bolle di Grotta, Torretta, Castagna and Malvasia.

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The family

The La Torretta estate was bought by the father of Riccardo’s grandfather’s grandmother in the second half of the 19th century. The property was large and supplied wine to many taverns in Rome and Castelli. La Torretta is still a family business run by us, Maria Enqvist and Riccardo Magno, and our children: our products are the result of a lasting bond between the history of our family and the history of the land.

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