Controvento (“Upwind”) was started in 1978, and is run by the 2nd generation of the family. The 5-ha winery is situated inside Rocca San Giovanni, a protected area which is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. ‘Upwind’ refers to the salty sea breeze that comes in from the not-too-far-away Adriatic sea in Abruzzo. The farm is fully organic, and zero chemicals are used in the winemaking process.