In 1955 Emidio’s son Dino founded the company “Santarelli S.p.A.” to bottle Lazio’s classic wines.
These were sold largely in Rome but were also exported abroad, particularly to Canada.
In 1967 Dino Santarelli, fascinated by the Agro Pontino valley, founded Casale del Giglio at Le Ferriere, a hamlet close to the ancient city of Satricum in the province of Latina, some 50 kms. south of Rome. This was virgin territory, quite unlike other parts of Lazio or any other Italian region and ripe for viticultural exploration.
One by one the eleven “Vini & Olii” changed hands, with the exception of Piazza Capranica which was converted from ‘enoteca’ to restaurant and is still owned by the family today.