The Farm

Azienda agricola Pecis is located in San Paolo d’Argon, at the foot of the hill of the same name, 10 km from Bergamo. Travelling the former Tonale highway toward Lovere, as soon as you leave the village of San Paolo d’Argon behind you, you will see the Romanesque oratorio of San Pietro delle Passere appear to your left, surrounded by the estate's vineyards.

Established in the eighties by Carlo Pecis, the business was later expanded by his son Angelo, who now runs the estate with his wife Marialaura and their sons Massimo and Lorenzo.

Two and a half hectares of vineyards surround the chapel – both chapel and land were at one time the property of the monastery of San Paolo d’Argon – forming the core of the estate, to which the property in Cenate Sotto was later added, bringing three more hectares of vineyards.

The red grapes grown here are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Franconia and Moscato di Scanzo, while the white grapes are Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Moscato Giallo. Last but not least, Rebo and Petit Verdot have also been planted.

Aware that the quality of a wine begins “in the field”, the owners of the estate grow the vines on the basis of criteria aiming to limit production per hectare in order to obtain the best possible quality.

The estate produces three different types of wine: still wines, raisin wines, and sparkling wines made by the traditional method.

The winery consists of two separate buildings, facing one another: one part for wine-making, where traditional methods of producing must and wine are supplemented with new techniques. The other building is where the wines are aged (in wooden barrels, in barriques, and in the bottle) and stored. The winery also has areas for receiving visitors and conducting guided tasting sessions.