Wine Lunch from the estate of Benito Ferrara

Benito Ferrara

Petersham Nurseries Café in collaboration with Petersham Cellar is delighted to host a wine lunch combining beautiful food, a charming setting of the greenhouse and great wines from the estate of Benito Ferrara in Campania, Italy. Starting with a reception drinks and canapes, we will then sit down to a carefully curated meal to enjoy with 3 fine wines from this historic wine producing region

The Ferrara family produces from vines situated in San Paolo di Tufo in the heart of Campania, where they have been making wine since 1880. Ferrara’s vines are planted on steep volcanic slopes at 450-600 metres above sea level, where hand-harvesting is obligatory and where the sulphurous nature of the soil only serves to enhance the aromatic characteristics of the Greco di Tufo, Fiano and Aglianico grape. Everything is organic at the farm, and only a little sulphur and copper are used as the steady, light breezes help to reduce the threat of mould and other predators.y

Campania is the ‘shin’ of Italy’s boot, with Naples as its capital. Campania’s success owes much to the varied climates and terroirs that host around 100,000 of vines. The region has strong historical links to wine and vine, dating back to the 12th century BC, and is one of Italy’s very oldest wine regions. Viticulture is in its element thanks to an abundance of sunshine, dry hot summers, mild winters, a long growing season and volcanic soil.