HISTORY

HISTORY

Moncaro was founded in 1964 in Montecarotto, a small town located in the heart of Castelli di Jesi, the production area of Verdicchio wine. In line with the intention of enhancing the territory, two additional wineries were acquired, one in the Rosso Conero production area, Camerano, and one in the Rosso Piceno production area, Acquaviva Picena. Long-term outlook and desire to innovate are the virtues that make our winery a solid and transparent reality, together with the conviction that there is an indissoluble bond between man and earth, in which we have always believed.

1964

The Cooperative Society is founded by a group of winemakers with the aim of enhancing their production and that of the whole area

1970

Construction of the Montecarotto winery begins

1971

First harvest in their own wineries

1980

First experimentation with organic vine cultivation according to EEC directives.

1987

The winery takes the name Moncaro (a contraction of the name Montecarotto). Moncaro soon becomes the brand name of the wines and immediately identifies with an important qualitative turning point.

1988

First year of production of Verdicchio Classico Superiore “Verde Ca’ Ruptae”

1995

Acquisition of Conero Winery, the name “Terre Cortesi” is born, expression of different “lands”, each one with its own “court”, which distinguishes some of Moncaro's most important wines.

1999

Acquisition of Acquaviva Picena Winery

2000

The first “Tre Bicchieri” by Gambero Rosso

2003

Verdicchio Passito “Tordiruta” wins the Trophy at the International Wine Challenge in London, considered the world championship of wines.

2006

Opening of the new aging cellar in Contrada Busche at Montecarotto

2007

Opening of the new “La Casetta” sales outlet in Montecarotto

2010

TORDIRUTA 2006 vintage gets the ITALIAN BOTRYTIS TROPHY at the International Wine Challenge (London)

2011

VIGNA NOVALI vintage 2007 wins GRAN MEDAL OF GOLD AND BEST WHITE WINE at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, as well as 3 GAMBERO ROSSO GLASSES; in the same year LE VELE vintage 2010 wins the TROPHY BEST VALUE WINE at Japan Wine Challenge.

2016

The 2015 vintage of Verde Ca'Ruptae wins the REGIONAL TROPHY BEST WHITE FOR ITALY at the Japan Wine Challenge. In the same year Moncaro enters the register of companies that adhere to the code of conduct established by BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative), a global reference for monitoring and improving social responsibility performance in the supply chain. In this year green viticulture is growing: Moncaro increases its organic production with the reconversion of 175 hectares of vineyards in addition to the 60 already certified. The reconversion concerns 45 hectares of vineyards in the Conero area and 130 in the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi area.

2019

In collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Marche, Moncaro joins Vitinnova, a project committed to a better management of organic vineyards, using for example Chitosan instead of copper, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of cultivation and production.

2021

Equalitas certification obtained