Villa Italia

Importer Of Fine Italian Wines


Located at the base of the Appenines between Ancona and Perugia, the Quacquarini business came to life in the Serrapetarona to give a voice to the grapes of Vernaccia di Serrapetrona. A passion for the work in the vineyards and in the cellar give value to the work as an expression of terroir and "genius loci." The founder of this family business, Alberto Quacquarini, expresses his passion in terms of daring and strength and the belief in the value of his land. Vernaccia di Serrapetrona is a unique wine. It is one of the most interesting grapes in Italy, both ancient and rare. Theories abound to explain the origin of the name Serrapetrona. Some say it is derived from Petronius, an exiled Roman noble who was supposed to have settled in the area, or it could simply be due to the stony (petrus) fields in the surrounding areas. Considered the only sparkling wine that goes through three fermentations, Vernaccia di Serrapatrona is a the perfect selection when it comes to choosing a sparkling wine for the holidays, especially when paired with panettone natalizione with candied fruit and raisins. Please visit their website for further information.


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