Currently run by Luigi Scala along with his son Francesco who joined the business in 2008 the current wine estate was founded in 1949 although the propertty has been in family hands for around 200 years. In producing wines that properly reflect their Calabrian heritage quality above quantity is their priority as they follow traditional family practices to best express the local terroir.
Their vineyards extend to 18 hectares in total with most of the varieties grown being indigenous to Calabria such as Gaglioppo and Magliocco. They've been certified organic since 2016 and aim to farm as sustainably as possible, for example they grow lupins among the vines which helps fertilize the soil, provide nitrogen and suppress weeds. What's undeniable is that, in their corner of deepest southern Italy, they quietly make some exemplary and very good value wines.