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

White wines

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo DOC 2017

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC 2017

[100% Trebbiano]

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Pecorino IGT Colli Aprutini TRANSUMANTE 2018

Pecorino IGT Colli Aprutini 2018 TRANSUMANTE

[100% Pecorino]

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Pecorino IGT Colli Aprutini TRANSUMANTE 2019

Pecorino IGT Colli Aprutini 2019 TRANSUMANTE

[100% Pecorino]

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Bianco IGT Colli Aprutini TRANSUMANTE 2019

Bianco IGT Colli Aprutini 2019 TRANSUMANTE

[100% Lureo]

Red wines

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2017

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2017

[100% Montepulciano]

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Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC TRANSUMANTE 2018

Cerasuolo d'Abruzzo DOC 2018 TRANSUMANTE

[100% Montepulciano]

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC TRANSUMANTE 2010

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2010 TRANSUMANTE

[100% Montepulciano]

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2013

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC 2013

[100% Montepulciano]

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Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC TRANSUMANTE 2015

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo DOC RISERVA 2015 TRANSUMANTE

[100% Montepulciano]

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Garda Marzemino DOC TRANSUMANTE 2018

Garda Marzemino DOC 2018 TRANSUMANTE

[75% Marzemino, 20% Rebo, 5% Barbera]

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Langhe Nebbiolo DOC TRANSUMANTE 2018

Langhe Nebbiolo DOC 2018 TRANSUMANTE

[100% Nebbiolo]

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Morellino di Scansano DOCG TRANSUMANTE 2018

Morellino di Scansano DOCG 2018 TRANSUMANTE

[85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot]

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Salento Negroamaro IGP TRANSUMANTE 2019

Salento Negroamaro IGP 2019 TRANSUMANTE

[100% Negroamaro]

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Sparkling wines

Spumante Brut 2017

Spumante Brut 2017

[80% Trebbiano, 20% Chardonnay]

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Spumante Brut Rosa TRANSUMANTE 2018

Spumante Brut Rosa 2018

[40% Montepulciano, 40% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot]

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

From February 1, 2023, the wines obtained from the 2022 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

Vini d’Altura at Vinitaly – Sunday 10/Wednesday 13 April 2022

This year, after the two editions canceled due to the pandemic, the well-known Verona’s event resumes. The Vini d’Altura could not be missing, the wines that will make you disgust everything that until the previous day you considered a great wine. We will be guests of our partner wineries to tell you about our revolutionary…

Experimentation also started on Extra Virgin Olive Oil

In collaboration with the Frantoio Montecchia in Morro d’Oro (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…

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,…

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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