Over the centuries a passion for the cultivation of grapes and the production of wines has developed, thanks to the characteristics of the Vesuvian soil. The red grape variety Piedirosso and the white grape variety Coda di Volpe represent the living testimony of this passion.
The historian Pliny the Elder mentioned these vineyards in his Naturalis Historia, describing a vine suitable for the pergola growing system and Colombia, later known as “Piedirosso”, among the most common vines of that time.
Today these vineyards produce famous wines protected by D.O.C. certification, such as D.O.C. Vesuvio and D.O.C. Vesuvio bianco and Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio.