Italian wine production and its consumption has always been a very important part of the country's culture. Italy is among the oldest wine producing nations, and Italians are known to consume more wine than any other nationality worldwide. This practice may be attributed to the high quality of the vineyards and wine produced throughout the country.
Located at the "toe" of Italy's peninsula, the mountainous Calabria region is home to the most suitable weather to harvest strong plants that produce flavorful grapes and olives.
The Cugini Winery lies in the middle of Calabria surrounded by beautiful vineyards and olive groves with plants that date back to the 1700's. Long considered an area staple, the Cugini Winery, owned and operated by the Bellucci and Sposato families, has been bottling wine and olive oil for the surrounding villages for hundreds of years.
Recently, the family successfully expanded their olive oil production for importing to the United States. Naturally, the international importing of their wine was the next logical step.
The Cugini Wine Guild is the families’ gateway into sharing the wines they are so rightly proud of. The benefits offered to Guild members are plentiful, the main being direct access to high quality, delicious wine from a family operated winery.