Cantine Villa Dora

Villa Dora

(TERZIGNANO -NAPOLI) Vincenzo Ambrosi with his children produces Lacryma Christi and other excellent Campania wines of the Vesuvio DOC denomination. Organic and indigenous wines that honor Campania and Italy.

Villa Dora’s History and Philosophy

Cantine Villa Dora is located in the Terzigno area , about 3 km from Pompeii , with a south-west exposure at an altitude of 250m in the province of Naples , within the Vesuvius National Park . Despite the numerous eruptions that have occurred, both the city over the centuries and some old vineyards of the company in 1944, it has managed to maintain the primacy for wine production and in particular that of the well-known Lacryma Christi wine, already known all over the world. Roman era as Vesuvinum Vinum . This thanks to the fertile volcanic soil that allows the traditional activity of viticulture and the production of the renowned wine that has made Terzigno famous in the world.

Lacryma Christi is a wine with an incredible history, which is lost in the mists of time between myth and reality, but however deeply rooted its traditions, the institution of the DOC is quite recent and dates back to 1983, Lacryma Christi is part of the Vesuvio DOC. The grapes for its production are grown only in 15 municipalities of the Neapolitan area, with a high wine-growing vocation and located throughout the Vesuvius foothills.

Villa Dora cellars in Terzigno

The wines of Villa Dora

The flagship wine of the company is the extraordinary and very elegant Vigna del Vulcano Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC Bianco, a truly immense wine that Villa Dora, immersed in a landscape surrounded by the splendid setting composed of the Mediterranean scrub, has been able to enhance its value. Villa Dora is a family-run business created by Vincenzo Ambrosi in 1997, already an entrepreneur in the oil sector and who has transferred his passion and skills to the wine sector with further success, currently shares the management with his sons Giovanna, Alberto and Francesca.

Vincenzo Ambrosi Cantine Villa Dora

Photo of Vincenzo Ambrosi

With its eight hectares of vineyards, the company is now identified as the quality wine of the Vesuvius area. Viticulture is done with an organic approach and the grapes grown are native: Coda di Volpe and Falanghina for the production of whites; while Piedirosso and Aglianico for the realization of the reds. The vineyards of this company enjoy an extraordinary position, totally surrounded by the woods of the Vesuvius National Park.

The line is made up of six labels, two whites: the Vesuvio Bianco DOC Vesuvio and the Vigna del Vulcano Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC Bianco which comes out on the market only two years after the harvest. And the three reds: the deep Gelsonero Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC Rosso, made with the choice of the best grapes, which come only from the oldest vines (60/65 years), to facilitate aging; the Forgiato Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Doc Rosso and the Vesuvio Rosso DOC Vesuvio; and finally a rosé Gelsorosa Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC. Wines that denote the tenacity of Vincenzo and his family and that have unquestionably made the wines of this company a flagship of Campania production.

Gelsonero – Cantine Villa Dora

Gelsonero Lacryma christi del Vesuvio Doc Rosso Cantine Villa Dora

Appellation: Lacryma Christi Del Vesuvio Rosso Doc
Grapes: Piedirosso 70%, Aglianico 30%
Alcohol content: 13.5 °
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Info & Contacts Villa Dora

Address: Strada Provinciale Zabatta, 252, 80040 Terzigno NA
Tel: +39 081 529 5016
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