Zappacosta Vini

Over the vestiges of the ancient fathers

The land extends over two different plots of land, on the hills between Chieti and Bucchianico (300/350 m.a.s.l.).

They are predominantly calcareous-clayey, others sandy-clayey.

This, combined with the various temperature ranges, gives the opportunity to best express both dark grapes such as Montepulciano d’Abruzzo and white grapes such as Trebbiano and Pecorino.


The first productions exclusively involve the vineyard in the Chieti area, which borders the ‘Tratturo Magno’ or ‘Via della Transumanza’, “and they go from the ancient tratturo to the plain, almost by an herbal silent river, over the vestiges of the ancient fathers”, as Gabriele D’Annunzio extolled his and our beloved land, which, with its 244 km, is one of the main sheep-tracks that shepherds once travelled with their flocks from one point of the peninsula to another.

Its particular geolocation therefore allows for excellent soil and climate conditions, also boasting an important windy area, a meeting point of sea breezes (Adriatic sea) and winds from the ‘Goddess Maja’ (Gran Sasso).


In 2021, Matteo and Adamo decided to expand their production and return to the old land that had belonged to their dear grandfather Antonio, the forerunner of their business.
They decided to bring back to life part of the now lost land Bucchianico, planting only and exclusively native vines.
The breathtaking view of the gullies, the Majella rising behind them and the excellent soil and climate conditions mean that the property enjoys an excellent location, known for the high quality of the grapes they produce and providing an almost complete overview of wine production.