WHO WE ARE
Imagine a land where the green of hills is deeper, where your eyes and mind get lost in an endless landscape of high mountains and a calm and peaceful sea. The Terracruda winery has its roots in this magic land, in a village named Fratte Rosa, perched atop a hill that straddles the border between the two provinces of Pesaro-Urbino and Ancona, in a region that bears a plural noun, the Marches, symbol of endless surprises for visitors.
This region is at the crossroads of quality wine producing areas, where all of the three Controlled Designation of Origin (CDO) labels of the Pesaro-Urbino province are produced, i.e. the Bianchello del Metauro, the Colli Pesaresi Sangiovese and the Pergola. It was Terracruda’s choice to only produce quality wines from indigenous grapes embodying the essence of local terrains – and started up its own projects of CDO wine production and reviving of old cultivars.
Vineyards are planted with methodologies ensuring a low environmental impact. Vines are then accurately selected and grapes handpicked with the most knowledgeable respect for the land and its most precious fruit, the grapes, from which quality wines are produced for consumers to taste a sip of the best that tradition can offer.
WHERE WE COME FROM
The Terracruda winery has a recent origin, but is inspired by an age-old passion. The project was first conceived by three partners, who had a good nose for business and felt motivated by the potentials of an area where wine production was mainly controlled by family run wineries. Without forgetting tradition but with a forward-looking approach, they started up in 2000 with the purchase of more than 20 hectares of vineyards, of which 10 were already planted with indigenous varieties, while the remaining 10 were replanted with local varieties, the Aleatico in particular, used for the production of the Pergola CDO wine. Winemaking however only started 2005 when Terracruda came into operation under supervision of the oenologist Giancarlo Soverchia (in the picture), in a new high-tech facility that was intended to combine tradition with innovation.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
Terracruda is not merely synonymous with quality wines, it also means a philosophy of life. For visitors to gain an across-the-board experience of the territory hosting us, we took the initiative to enrich our offer with a Terracruda holiday farm, a tourist retreat built from an old mansion, which was accurately refurbished and converted into four independent flats. Here our guests may take a first-hand look at the art of winemaking, explore an enchanting landscape, taste the typical products of this land, enjoy the pleasure of food slowly and gracefully cooked in terracotta pots, and even become familiar with the old art of terracotta made from clay and moulded by the expert hands of craftsmen.