In this episode Monty Waldin interviews Vincenzo Ippolito, owner of the Ippolito 1845 historic winery in Calabria. Vincenzo talks about the family history and his resourceful grandfather. Ippolito 1845 was among the first wineries who initiated the transformation of Calabria from being a grape producing region to becoming a distinctive wine producing and wine making area! Vincenzo and monty discuss the iconic Gaglioppo grape and its terroir as well as regional food pairings between Cirò wines and “Pasta China” as well as local sausages. Tune in to also learn more about other indigenous grapes from Calabira such as Pecorello, Greco Nero (which makes a distinctive Rosé wine), and Greco Bianco.