Few environments in Italy can boast of characteristics that can compare with Tenuta Colle del Giglio an almost matchless habitat.
Few kilometres from the sea, in the first row of the gentle hills overlooking the Adriatic and San Benedetto del Tronto, four hundred meters above sea level, in the farthest border of Marches, and very near Ascoli Piceno and the Appennines whose mountains are rich in vegetation and charming landscapes. A perfect harmony!
The area and the particular location of the estate are ideal to create a microclimate perfect for viticulture and excellent fruit.


La Tenuta Colle del Giglio non è solo vino. Infatti, oltre a splendidi vigneti, ospita numerosi animali che sembrerebbe proprio abbiano scelto questo angolo come loro stabile residenza.
Tenuta Colle del Giglio is not only wine. Numerous animals seem to have elected this splendid spot as their home. First of all the Gruccione (Meriop Apaster or bee-eater) a rare bird with green, gold yellow, brown feathers. The gruccione, the estate's mascot, arrives from Africa in spring and nests in the 'calanchi' (gullies), and builds its nest in two meters long galleries which the bird excavates with its beak and claws. Its presence is one of the signs of the environment integrity.
But there are other good friends: horses, donkeys, cats. Also pigeons, pheasants, foxes and rabbits are regular 'guests'.


'The Calanchi' (the gullies), which can be found in many parts of Tenuta Colle del Giglio, are a unique characteristic of the local landscape.
Some writers have compared the gullies to the Dantean Bolgia. They are the result of the erosion caused by the atmospheric elements and are a challenge to the most advanced techniques, as nothing can be done to edge them.
Defining the 'calanchi' as ravines or brinks is rather restrictive, as they are stunning, fascinating natural sculptures. They are composed of pliocene clay (98%) and some of them are over 300 metres deep and mudflow settles on the bottom. The formation process of the 'calanchi' is also due to the millimetric movement of the earth's crust. The thin vegetation and the whiteness of the sediment confer the place a moonscape look.