Even at the end of 1800 grandfather Antonio Sgalippa used to
cultivate his grapevine with love and passion in his little farm
in Monte Vidon Combatte (a village a few kilometers far from
Ortezzano). From his vineyard "married to the maple tree" he used
to get a wine that soon became the pride of his everyday life.
At the beginning of 1960 Mario and Rosa Sgalippa (Tommaso Sgalippa's
parents) decided to come back from a happy non-agricoltural work
experience in Australia; they invested the fruits of their labour
in two different lands in Ortezzano and Monterinaldo, laying
the foundations for today's Sgaly. As a matter of fact, even
if their lands were addressed to zootechnics and cereal farming,
they obstinately bet on grapevine growing and soon set up several
specialized vineyards which allowed them to forsake zootechnics
once for all, making grape the key point of their business management.
In the seventies Sgalippa family chose to set up some top quality
grapevine as Montepulciano and Barbera; the growing and improving
production of these grapes was given to a local agricultural
cooperative. In the second half of eighties Tommaso Sgalippa
gets qualification in agriculture and take over from his mother
Rosa as director of the farm, after the untimely death of his
father Mario. After about ten years of hard work on the fields,
dissatisfied about goals he
has reached but enthusiastic about his job and with firm belief
about his choice, with sweat, sacrifice but hopeful, he starts
his adventure. The goal is to give life to a high quality productive
cycle, where grape is the prince of the farm. In the second
half of the nineties the increase in grape production join an
innovative philosophy of production based on the sacrosanct respect
of the environment to obtain a healthy and natural farm produce.
The joining to the E.E.C. rule 2078/92 for a low impact on the
environment first and to the E.E.C. rule 2092/91 for the organic
farming in 2004, was the main steps to realize in 2005 a modern
wine cellar in the valley of the river Aso in Ortezzano which
make the most of everyday work in the vineyard, and extol the
vintage wine that Sgalippa family proudly markets with the registered
The farm stretches on 20 hectares, 10 of which are a specialized
vineyard and it's divided in two different corps; the first one
is located on a ridge halfway between Ortezzano and Monterinaldo,
300 meters above the sea level. On a hill, mainly facing south,
with a claylike and limestone native soil, it's the main centre
of production. The second one, located in Ortezzano as well,
lies on a plain in the valley of the river Aso, 150 meters above
the sea level, and it's a mixed mixture alluvial soil, with 2
hectares of polyclonal chardonnay vineyard set up in 2005; close
to this vineyard a modern wine cellar has been realized for the
conversion of our own grapes.
Located in Ortezzano in the valley of the river Aso, along
the main road s.p. 238 at the km.20.8, surrounded by a chardonnay
vineyard, it has been realized in 2005 to complete the productive
cycle and to increase in value our farm's grapes. Devised to assert
the sacrosanct concept of high quality born in our vineyards,
it's equipped with the most modern technology available at present.
It expands on 600 square meters, and its capacity is 1200 hectoliters;
it's made up of a large central area addressed to the first
wine making, fermentation and warehousing, and two air-conditioned
rooms. In one of these rooms the wine keeps on ageing in little
oak barrel, while in the other one lies the packaged wine ready
for delivery. The wine cellar is also a welcoming retail outlet
where anybody can also taste our bottled and unbottled wine.
Dott. Matteo Lupi nuovo enologo dalla vendemmia 2014.
Sgaly sponsor della Tirreno Adriatica 2014.
Marche IGP Rosato Rosa Di Cuma diploma di merito al terzo concorso enologico nazionale Vini Rosati d'Italia.
Rosa Di Cuma 2012 diploma di merito dell'Istituto Marchigiano di Tutela Vini.
Rosa Di Cuma 2010 medaglia d'argento alla ottava rassegna vini bio.
Hausum 2008 medaglia d'argento alla settima rassegna vini bio.
Rosso Piceno 2008 medaglia d'argento alla settima rassegna vini bio.
Cuma 2007 medaglia d'argento alla settima rassegna vini bio.
Cuma 2005 vincitore IV edizione "La castagna nel piatto.
Vendemmia in notturna dello Chardonnay.
Concorso enologico ad Ortezzano il 09/09/2007, premiato il vino bianco Hausum per il miglior gusto.