In the 1960s, after the death of his father (Registrar of the Court of Tripoli), Antonio Ortu moved to Libya to run his family farm. When Gaddafi took power, Italians were expelled by an official law passed in the summer of 1970. Antonio and his family were forced to go back to Italy, without notice, leaving all of their assets in Libya.
Once back in Italy, they bought a small farm, Estate Poggio del Lupo, located north of Orvieto and began planting the first vineyards for the production of Orvieto wines. Moved by his passion, Antonio started an excellent production of local wines which brought him many awards and recognitions in the late 1990s.
After various vicissitudes, the winery was acquired by the Morgante family, namely, by the siblings Massimo, Manuela and Marco, children of Alberto Morgante, who made his fortune in business with his Marsica Supermarket in Abruzzo in the 1960s. Today, the winery Poggio Lupo is managed by the young Alberto, son of Massimo and nephew of the other two partners, Manuela and Marco.
Poggio Lupo Soc. Agr. Semplice
di Alberto Morgante & C.
Voc. Podere Bruzzagheto, 100
05011 Allerona (TR) – Italy
C.F. e P.IVA 01059110666
Tel. +39 348 58.25.538
“…respecting the land and the culture has driven us to the choice of giving “new” life to a forgotten historic land, still full of surprises. We work on the “rediscovery” of indigenous and international grapes in our territory. We make this possible by focusing only on the highest quality and respecting the wine and the uniqueness of the environment.” Only the Nature knows what we are supposed to do.