Lacryma Christi D.O.C.
"A land between myth and history"
It is said that a piece of Paradise fell into the Gulf of Naples when Lucifer was expelled. Christ, saddened by the loss of the one who had been the best angel, wept. Where his tears fell, vines were born, whose wine was called Lacryma Christi.
We have worked more than 70 years to offer products that combine the rigors of organic production and the warmth of Italian hospitality. We have been using organic methods since 1996, fertilizing this sandy, volcanic soil exclusively with organic products and treating the vines only with copper sulfate and sulfur; our wines do not contain sulfites. We have all the certifications to officially produce organic wines.
"My dream is to share our wines with travelers who want to discover and experience our unique beautiful land. This is why I have continued the footsteps of my parents, who founded our winery back in 1948"
Marketing & Sales
“Continuing in the footsteps of my father and grandfather to give visitors the best experience possible at our family winery, and sharing our carefully crafted products is my strongest motivation"
Sales & Staff support
“I love being part of this amazing legacy that has continued for three generations. Receiving guests from all over the world to show them our family winery is a pleasure"
“Hosting people at the winery is truly special. Cooking lessons are a journey through the senses, in which travelers discover through scents, colors, and flavors the authentic history and cuisine of Mount Vesuvius”
Looking into the future while staying rooted in our past
In 1948, when Italy was recovering from World War II, Giovanni Russo founded a small family winery by the volcanic slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Back then, wine was transported to Naples in horse-drawn wagons, where small rural vintners sold their wines to larger merchants, who then supplied to shops and restaurants around the city.
Giovanni's son, Maurizio Russo, began to work in the family business at a young age as a humble field hand. After years of working for the winery, Maurizio decided to make a change and 18 years ago, he opened the winery doors for visits and tastings, invested in improving wine quality, and limited its distribution exclusively to the winery shop.
More about us: www.cantinadelvesuvio.it
Our Customer Testimonials
Los Angeles, California
It was delicious! Service was perfect, and the view was stunning. We ordered a mixed case of wine, olive oil and vinegar to be shipped home. I look forward to remembering a special experience when the case arrives!
Always well done! Go and sit near the fire and enjoy the food and impeccable service. Lastly, take a tour of the vineyard and take a photo with Vesuvius in the background. Will go back again and again!
Family owned, personal and exquisite experience! The tour, wines and food are top notch! Great cooking workshop! Staff is professional and treat you like family. I've visited more than 10 times! I mostly enjoyed dinner, wine tasting and watching the sunset.
It captures the essence of Napoli! We have gone five times and I have recommended it dozens more! The wine is very good to excellent! Afterwards, you’ll just want to buy a few bottles for home and relax!
We took a tour of the winery and shared a meal in the cantina. Was one of the highlights of our trip! Ordering the outstanding wine online brings back so many good memories of our visit. Highly recommend a visit to this memorable location!
One of our favorites in bella Napoli region. The family is wonderful and makes you feel at home. The food is good and the wine is delicious!
Spent a wonderful day! We toured the winery and sat down to a delicious home cooked meal, accompanied by one of the Cantina's wines. We liked their wine so much that we have purchased it through their website. It was a delightful day!
Climbed Mount Vesuvius first and then visited Cantina del Vesuvio for lunch and wine tasting. Food and wine excellent and well worth the visit! Have recently purchased bottles online and will be making further purchases in the future. Highly Recommended!