Rocca del Dragone
The vineyards are located in the province of Avellino, in the Campania region of Southern Italy. Rocca in Italian means a high fortified stronghold which is like a small castle. Today, high up on Monte Petrino, a mountain which overlooks the small town of Mondragone, lie the ruins of an ancient Rocca which was named Rocca del Dragone by the Normans during the Middle Ages. According to one local legend, a dragon lived on Monte Petrino. The locals, fearful of its intents, wanted to hunt it down and kill it. The dragon, however, who wanted no more than to be left alone and was peaceful, built himself this Rocca to protect himself from the fury of the locals. The people were never able to break through the Rocca and never managed to kill the dragon. This estate is introduced by our partner, Orion Wines.