This little corner of Campania, inside Cilento National Park (and UNESCO site) became their new home: the sight where they would raise their family, and grow wine grapes for distinctive, pure wines that express the unique terroir of Paestum.
Ida explains how her and Mario make Cascina San Giovanni work:
“While Mario takes care of the work behind the scenes, in the cellar and in the vineyards, I welcome clients and tourists and organize wine tastings. My goal is for these wine tastings to become sensory experiences because of the location, and by the local specialties paired with our wines.”
The hospitality of Ida and Mario is natural and effusive, driven by their enthusiasm for the amazing place they live. Enthusiasm from wine lovers has been great too. Now the biggest task on the estate is too expand as demand for their wine has begun to exceed what their vineyard space can produce.
Cascina San Giovanni takes it’s name from an abandoned medieval monastery near Punta Tresino.