Pallagrello Bianco is an ancient grape indigenous to Campania. It has noble roots, having purportedly been a favorite of King Ferdinand IV. Over time the grape had fallen out of favor and was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in the 1990s. We tasted Massimo Alois’ at an Italian wine tasting and were blown away.

We asked for clippings to plant, and he obliged; making our Valladares Vineyard the first place in America to grow the storied varietal. We see so much promise in the varietal we have added more plantings at our Home Farm.