Colle del Giglio (The Hill of the Lily). Why the lily? Well, during the breaking up for the plantation of new vineyards, an earthenware frieze reproducing a lily was dug out.
According to archaeologists it might be a motif made in Roman period; we don't know why it was there. Likely it was lost during a transportation, but a popular legend has it that once a magnificent imperial villa stood on these knolls and, as legends are fascinating, Benito Amabili, decided to name his estate Tenuta del Colle del Giglio (The Lily Hill Estate). After all the lily has always been the noblest of all flowers, the symbol of beauty and fertility!

However, Mr.Amabili's bond with the land traces to his childhood when Amabili's great-grand-father, a landowner, infused Benito with the love and passion for land and wine. Benito is proud of this heritage and his dream and passion became a reality when he bought a small winery which was named Villa Ragnola after the brook Ragnola that boards the estate.
What in the beginning was a side business or just a hobby hatched something much more important and ambitious. It changed, developed, matured, became a passion, an engagement until in 2002. Tenuta Colle del Giglio became operational.

The estate, located in the hills crowning San Benedetto del Tronto, consists of 82 hectares of land, partly vineyards and partly wooded. Each vineyard was carefully planned out and studied from a geologic, podologic, climatic, wine growing and producing point of view.
Many varieties of vines are present on the estate, from Montepulciano to Cabernet Sauvignon, from Merlot to Syrah, from Cabernet Franc to Sangiovese, from Chardonnay to Sauvignon Blanc.

The coexistence of so many typologies is favoured by a particularly optimum microclimate characteristic of this area. Another remarkable factor is the splendid Mediterranean scrub that frames the estate!
"Innovation in Tradition" is the motto of our winery. We do our very best to help nature with targeted and timely interventions, as only a modern viticulture respectful of the sacred principles of ecology can do!