Pure air, snowy peaks
and extreme weather conditions.
Freshness... Minerality ... Elegance... Persistence...


Borrowed from French transhumance, ultimately from Latin trans (“across, beyond”) + humus (“ground”).

Which is moving into the scope of the seasonal movement of people, with their cattle or other grazing animals, to new pastures which may be quite far away in terms of distance and altitude...

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The magic of winter transformation
of wine under the snow

"Thanks to an unrepeatable combination of environmental conditions, geological and microclimatic characteristics.

This is the framework in which our original wine aging process takes place.

Inspired by an ancient pastoral tradition, driven by passion and thanks to some technical solutions perfected over time, the Vini d'Altura are able to synthesize the purity of the high mountains "

Bruno Carpitella


In Abruzzo, in the extraordinary environmental framework offered by the highest areas of the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park


Every year, Nature decides: we make sure that the bottles remain at high altitude from the first big snowfall until the melting of snow is complete


The permanence in extreme conditions allows the wines to acquire properties impossible to obtain with traditional aging methods

Our wines

Do you want to get acquainted with Vini d'Altura? The Starter Pack 2020 is currently on sale.

For other products, go to our online store

Remember that Vini d'Altura are sold only by multiples of 6

From June 1, 2021, the wines obtained from the 2020 aging season will be available


Partner wineries of Vini d'Altura

Our tasting proposals

By reservation only


per person

Tasting of 3 different
glass of Vini d'Altura
in food pairing


per person

Summer or winter trekking
with guide and tasting
at high altitude


1 night, 2 persons

Hospitality in B&B
with mini-spa option
and food pairing tasting


All about Vini d'Altura

Agreement signed with the L’Aquila section of the Italian Alpine Club

The CAI Section of L’Aquila has welcomed the proposal of the company Pendeche Srl of Montorio al Vomano, which by some years has launched an interesting initiative aimed at the creation of a limited edition of wines, as part of a broader project called “Vini d’Altura”. Our Section recognizes the role of the Garibaldi Refuge,…

Tastings in the mountain huts will resume in Spring 2021

Due to pandemic and the consequent containment measures, the organization of tastings at high altitude, in the refuges of the Gran Sasso, will resume once we return to normality. Several appointments are planned during the summer, at the Franchetti Refuge, at the Duca degli Abruzzi and, new entry, at the renovated Garibaldi Refuge in Campo…

Experimentation also started on Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In collaboration with Frantoio Gran Sasso of Isola (Te), the experimentation of the ripening process at high altitude was also started on some samples of very high quality extra virgin olive oil. The objective is the study of the transformations that occur with the permanence of the product in extreme conditions, with very low temperatures…

We at Vini d'Altura

Just some opinion on Vini d'Altura

"It's incredible to recognize the mountain's scents in a wine: from undergrowth to limestone rocks and snow"
Ivan Melarangelo
Alpine guide
"This high mountain holiday is an injection of life for wines: it makes them younger"
Alice Lonardi
Export Manager
"When they told me about the Vini d'Altura I was rather skeptical... but I had to change my mind"
Thomas Gabriele

Contact us

For any kind of information on our products, booking a tasting at our winecellar or getting details on scheduled events and trekking (with the optional accomodation at our B&B Scacciapensieri)

Our offices

Contrada Torrito 26
64046 Montorio al Vomano (Te)
N. Rea TE-167332
P.Iva 01958370676

℅ B&B Scacciapensieri
Collina di Bascianella
64042 Colledara (Te)

Abruzzo, Italy

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