Terre Del Principe

Campania, Italy

Terre del Principe was founded in Campania, between the sweet hills of Squille, a small village in the  municipality of Castel Campagnano, in the province of Caserta. The territory is fringed by the mountain ranges of Taburno and Matese, enriching the soil, all the more making this an area ideally suited to olive and vine-cultivation. Only "two gunshots" separated Squille from Caiazzo, an important historical centre in the province of Caserta, dominated by the imposing castle of Alfonso di Aragon, which he gave as a gift to Lucrezia d'Alagno.

Nearby is the Benedectine basilica of Sant'Angelo in Formis, one of the most important in Italy. A little less then 20 kilometres separate the winery from Caserta, where Vanvitelli's famous Royal Palace looms. Terre del Principe is half an hour from Naples, an hour from the departure ports for the islands of Ischia and Capri, and likewise from the Amalfi coast and Sorrento Peninsular.
 

In the heart of Castel Campagnano is Terre del Principe’s historical wine cellar.It is like a cathedral 10 meters deep in the heart of the earth.This 100 square meter antique cave takes us back in time.A cave entirely dug out by hand out of tufo stone, with thousands of chisel marks.It dates back to the 10th century which is the period in which Castel Campagnano was founded. The cellar opens up into a large area dating back to the 15th century, complete with a well, charcoal oven, and at what was at one time a millstone.According to some historians, the cellar could have been part of the Longobardo castle’s external warehouse in which during the 1700s the Ducal Palace was constructed. It has served as Terre del Principe ’s wine cellar. At the first floor there is the modern cellar.