Visit the Wineries

Pandolfa

Overview

Pandolfa is a wine estate rich in history, with roots going back to the day of knights, intrigues and battles. The name “Pandolfa” is believed to be derived from Pandolfo Malatesta, the Lord of Fano, who headquartered here with his troops before capturing the Castle of Fiumana in 1436. In 1941, the property was taken over by Giuseppe Ricci, an entrepreneur from Forlì who renovated the villa and decided to restore the estate’s land back to farming. He purchased two neighboring farms and planted new vineyards with Sangiovese, Trebbiano and Albana grapes.

Upon Ricci’s death in 1980, his daughter Noelia, who inspired the Noelia Ricci project, realized the wine growing potential of these hills and, driven by a strong vision, planted new vineyards and built a new winery. Today, the Pandolfa Estate is still owned by the Ricci family, in particular, by Giuseppe Ricci’s grand-daughter, Paola Piscopo, who gathered all her enthusiasm to restore the estate to its original splendor. Today, Paola’s son, Marco Cirese, the fourth-generation member of the family, carries on the estate’s history and heritage to make it into a place of excellence, constantly engaged in dialogue with the local traditions and native grape varieties.

Currently, the estate contains around 90 hectares of land devoted to farming, mostly vines, but also olive trees and fruit trees, such as quince, fig, apple, medlar, cherry and pomegranate trees. The vineyards contain mostly Sangiovese grapes and the family continues to use their classic cultivation model that values the land’s centuries-old wine growing tradition. They are located in the Predappio area, near the Adriatic Sea which provides a unique climate for vinification. 

Wine

Grapes

  • Chardonnay
  • Romagna
  • Sangiovese

White

  • Battista Chardonnay Rubicone IGT 

Red

 

  • Federico Sangiovese Superiore Romagna DOC 
  • Pandolfo Romagna Sangiovese Superiore DOC 
  • Pandolfo Riserva Romagna DOC Sangiovese Superiore Riserva 

Rosé

  • Ginevra Rubicone IGT Rosato 

 

Wine Activities

Wine tasting

  • This is a guided tour given in both Italian and English, which includes a walk through the vineyards, tour of the winery and the Villa Pandolfa, and wine tastings paired with their local homemade bread and extra-virgin olive oil.
  • Bookings are made upon reservation. 

Location

Via Pandolfa, 35 47016 Fiumana di Predappio FC Emilia Romagna Italy

Via Pandolfa, 35 47016 Fiumana di Predappio FC Emilia Romagna Italy