Vesuvio Lacryma Christi D.O.C.
"A land that blends legend and history"
According to legend, a slice of paradise fell into the Bay of Naples when Lucifer was cast our.
Bereft at the loss of heaven's most precious angel, Christ wept and vines sprung from the ground where his tears fell. The wine the ancients made from those vines called Lacryma Christi, or Tears of Christ.
We have spent more than 90 years creating products that embody the thoughtfulness of organic production and the authenticity of southern Italy. Cantina Del Vesuvius adopted organic winemaking methods in 1996. Still today, we only use organic fertilizer on the sandy, volcanic soil and treat the vines exclusively with natural products like copper sulfate and sulfur. Our wines are free of added sulfites and certified organic.
"I want to give travelers the opportunity to experience wines from our unique terroir. My parents founded our winery in 1930 and I am continuing in their footsteps."
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“My dream is to keep my grandfather's winery alive by welcoming visitors from across the globe so they can tast our uniquely authentic products."
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“Being part of our family legacy spanning three generations and sharing the care and passion we put into our winery is my greatest pleasure."
“Hosting guests at the winery is an honor and I especially love introducing visitors to the traditional cuisine of Mount Vesuvius during our cooking lessons.”
A bridge between the past and future
Giovanni Russo founded this small family-run winery between the two World Wars in 1930. At the time, Cantina Del Vesuvio's wine was transported via horse-drawn wagons from the rural vineyards on the volcanic slopes of Mount Vesuvius to Naples. Once in the city, Giovanni would sell his wares to wine merchants who supplied local cafés and restaurants.
Maurizio Russo, Giovanni's son, worked his way up in the family business from field hand to owner and operator over decades, investing in improving the quality of the wine and limiting its sale exclusively to the winery shop. He also took the stel of opening the winery to tours and tasting about 25 years ago.
More about us: www.cantinadelvesuvio.it
Our Customer Reviews
Manchester, United Kingdom
Climbed Mount Vesuvius first and then visited Cantina del Vesuvio for lunch and wine tasting. Food and wine excellent and well worth the visit! Have recently purchased bottles online and will be making further purchases in the future. Highly Recommended!
I have visited Cantina del Vesuvio while touring with my students (I'm a college professor). [...] Most in the group purchased a case of wine and shipped them home - they arrived very quickly.
Oxford, United Kingdom
We visited last October as part of a tour. We had a fabulous meal and the wine was delicious. We absolutely loved the Red Wine Vinegar so much so we ordered 5 bottles to keep us going for a while. They winged their way to Witney last week and already our salads and meals are tasting great.
One of our favorites in bella Napoli region. The family is wonderful and makes you feel at home. The food is good and the wine is delicious!
Los Angeles, California
It was delicious! Service was perfect, and the view was stunning. We ordered a mixed case of wine, olive oil and vinegar to be shipped home. I look forward to remembering a special experience when the case arrives!
Always well done! Go and sit near the fire and enjoy the food and impeccable service. Lastly, take a tour of the vineyard and take a photo with Vesuvius in the background. Will go back again and again!
Spent a wonderful day! We toured the winery and sat down to a delicious home cooked meal, accompanied by one of the Cantina's wines. We liked their wine so much that we have purchased it through their website. It was a delightful day!
Family owned, personal and exquisite experience! The tour, wines and food are top notch! Great cooking workshop! Staff is professional and treat you like family. I've visited more than 10 times! I mostly enjoyed dinner, wine tasting and watching the sunset.
It captures the essence of Napoli! We have gone five times and I have recommended it dozens more! The wine is very good to excellent! Afterwards, you’ll just want to buy a few bottles for home and relax!
We took a tour of the winery and shared a meal in the cantina. Was one of the highlights of our trip! Ordering the outstanding wine online brings back so many good memories of our visit. Highly recommend a visit to this memorable location!