Azienda Agricola Zanchi was started in 1970, when Licurgo Zanchi purchased an old farmhouse in the Amelia hills, in Umbria. In the fields that surrounded the house, obviously untended for years, a few rows of ancient vines survived, and some centuries-old olive trees. With great patience and attention, he brought them back into production, and they yielded an excellent wine and a most appealing olive oil. Over the years, his son Leonardo and wife Annamaria transformed Licurgo's sentimental project into a modern wine operation; they re-structured the production cellars and increased the focus on indigenous varieties, selecting only genetic material from local vineyards. With their background as pioneer winegrowers in the hills of Amelia, the Zanchi family have now reached the third generation, with daughters Flores and Flaviana and son-in-law Mario. Over the years, they have crafted the wines that are most representative of their local growing area, wines that showcase the qualities of the local grape varieties, such as Ciliegiolo as a 100% varietal, Grechetto and Aleatico, but Malvasia as well, and Trebbiano and Sangiovese. The Zanchis transform these grapes into wines with uniquely distinctive characteristics, the result of ceaseless research in vineyard and cellar.