Rocca del principe
Small, independent grower-producer founded by husband-and-wife team Ercole Zarrella and Aurelia Fabrizio, whose families were growers who used to sell their grapes to other winemakers (including Mastroberardino). But that was all to change when the couple took the helm: early believers in the potential of the native Fiano grape, they shifted their focus to it and in 2004, the family made their first vinification under their own label.
The winery has not looked back since: Rocca del Principe is now a reference point in the region for its wines, particularly its beautiful, age-worthy Fiano di Avellino, a regular recipient of Gambero Rosso's Tre Bicchieri. The winery is also a shining example of the small, dauntless artisan wineries involved in Campania's continued winemaking renaissance.
Today, a new generation is writing the next chapter of the winery’s story. Winemaking is now in the hands of Simona Zarrella, the winery's winemaker-agronomist, who brings a bold, personal perspective to the wines, with the couple's other daughters assuming other key roles in the winery. Excited about their future? So are we!