In the region between the towns of Castel Campagnano and Conca della Campania, an area where great wines have been made since Roman times, the Barletta family followed their passion for historical grape varieties by taking over some old vineyards and starting an important project to recuperate and restore ancient varieties on the verge of extinction. Being the ﬁrst winery to research the almost extinct Pallagrello (red and white) and Casavecchia clones, the estate of Vestini Campagnano started in 1990 with rudimentary research in a garage-style setting and only a few vines growing in the backyard. Stimulated by the idea that Pallagrello once belonged to the noblest varieties of Europe and was held in high esteem by the Bourbon kings, the Barletta famiily enlisted famed enologist of Campania Luigi Moio to lead their research.
By 2000, Vestini Campagnano had planted organically-farmed vineyards propagated from the original vines discovered here and was producing 6,000 liters of wine divided between Pallagrello Bianco, Pallagrello Nero and Casavecchia under the denominazione Terre del Volturno IGT. Today, they own six hectares of vines and produce about 60,000 bottles per year in these volcanic-material laced, clay-based soils.