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A Family tradition


The origins of Paciacconi Family and its wine go back to the 60’ of the last century when Enrico, headmaster, selected carefully chestnut and cherry wood so as to build the best wine barrel. From the passion of the wine barrel, this manufacturing became a real love for viticulture, embodied by the son Enrico. In the 1980’s were implanted the first vineyard, vinification test and the beginning of the wine trade, becoming the symbol of the Umbria region.

Alessandro, grandson, inherited passion and dedication where the power of nature, seasonal mutation and climate aspects are analysed to create a wine cellar as his first purpose. The Sandonna winemaker is located in a flourishing vineyards which name is related to its geographic area. The building was inaugurated on 2006, which architecture fits whit the features of the landscape and with the family philosophy: humility and authenticity. Thanks to the proximity to the wineyards, the crushing is rapid maintaining the product’s completeness. Moreover, the efficiency of refrigeration allows the control of temperature, preserving aromatic and varietal structure of must.

Sandonna wine cellar prohibits invasive enological processes, on the other hand it adopts traditional method such as spontaneous fermentation, pouring gravity, bottling almost without filtration. This building presents specific area: receiving grapes, vinification (high structure of iron system and cement vat) and finally the real hearth of the company that is the barrel cellar. From here, all wines that need a longer improving process ripen in durmast vat.

Our Wine


Sandonna is located at the border between Umbria and Tuscia region, where green hills present holm oak (from Amelia to Teverina valley). This is a sort of natural terrace of Tevere alluvional origins. The village overlooks at the plain from Orte to Orvieto while the background refers to Monti Cimini.

Colli Amerini is a land of arts, medieval history, culture, related to the nature where farming is still the main sector of the economy. The landscape is characterized by vineyards, olives and plantation with traditional methods. From ancient ages passengers and visitors admired Giove as the following article of 1790 reports: “abundant land of goods of nature for salubrity of air, for multiplicity of good streets, for its fertility, and finally for its amenity surrounded in a certain distance by mountains”.

Our vineyards located on the East side of the village are in a particular position; the climate influence of the river valley combine with the far Appennini mountains giving to Sandonna’s terrain a microclimate considerably windy and cool, suitable for wine production as Roman finds shows (e.g. amphora, millstone)