As I mentioned the Maddalena family has been farming here for centuries. The winery is located in the basement of their house and their winemaking operation is as small time as it gets. Annual production runs somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 bottles. Miniscule
What is worth noting is that there are very few producers, 3 to be exact, who produce Primitivo within the Falerno D.O.C. Regina Viarum was also the first winery to convert to organic viticulture within this tiny, unknown D.O.C.
Regina Viarum has two total hectares of vine planted right at the base of the Monte Massico. The soil is a mix of some volcanic undertones with clay and sand. Vines are upwards of 100 years old, with an average age of 40/50 years. This vineyard has serious character with some very old vines, some of which are pre-phylloxera to be found. A natural ecosystem grows wild amongst the vines, helping to enrich the soil and create a unique ecosystem.
There are 4,000/4500 plants per hectare with yields around 60 tons per hectare, and 50 tons per hectare of the Barone, the wineries riserva wine.