About Vigneti Vallorani

Located in the heart of Piceno, in the valley of the river Tronto, and under the shadow of Monte Ascensione, Vigneti Vallorani produces the highest quality wines with grapes coming exclusively from its own vineyards.

The vineyard’s agronomic techniques are targeted and carried out manually. The meticulous process of choosing and picking the grapes, the traditional winemaking techniques and a cellar–stocked with every technical device–leads to the production of top-tier wines that are an expression of the territory Piceno and their passion for this craft that has been handed down for three generations.

Vigneti Vallorani was birthed in 1963 when Filomena Fazzini and Livio Vallorani decided to dedicate their future to the land and wine that he loved as a child. Prior to 1963 the family Fazzini had chosen the path of oil and wine. The first harvest and olive oil production of the family Fazzini can be traced to the year 1905.

Over the years Livio and his son Giancarlo, continued to produce wine and olive oil for the local market following the old traditions, which from father to son have come today. Giancarlo decided to pursue organic management of the company and in 2005, the idea of ​​producing in harmony with the surrounding environment became stronger.

Within a few years of hard work the vineyards, olive groves, and winery have become the meeting point between the traditional production techniques and quality standards, safety and hygiene of our day. Today, Giancarlo’s sons Rocco and Stephen join him in continuing history.

Vigneti Vallorani grows only grape varieties indigenous to the Piceno area, such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Pecorino, Passerina, Malvasia and Trebbiano. The density of the vineyards range from 3000 to 5000 plants per hectare. The totality of the vineyards and olive groves are cultivated according to the techniques of organic dall’Isituto Mediterranean Certification.

The winery, recently renovated and equipped with every latest technical device, has been designed in order to comply at all stages of winemaking with the integrity of matter prima. Thanks to the innovative winemaking techniques used at Vigneti Vallorani, they have stabilized naturally thus avoiding use of techniques that inevitably lead to an impoverishment of the wine and the loss of the characteristic aromatic character of the grapes.

The company’s total production is about 20,000 bottles, making it possible at every stage of production (from vineyard management to the bottle cure) to meticulously ensure every detail makes the highest quality wine. In order to reduce the environmental impact of the company, it is powered by a photovoltaic system that allows us over the year to self-produce about 80% of the energy we use.

The result of all these aspects is a collection of Italy’s highest rated wines at affordable prices, brought to you in the United States by Brandon Vallorani through Vallorani Vineyards, LLC (Dallas, Georgia).

George Burns: Happiness? A great cigar…

Vallorani Cigars is proud to offer cigars by the renowned Alberto Medina of PIO Resurrection Cigars. An internationally recognized manufacturer of some of the best cigars outside of Cuba, Medina has been producing unique and powerful blends for the American and European markets for over 16 years. Cigar Journal rated Medina’s PIO Resurrection at a 92, giving it a 4-star rating for their 2013 winter journal. This is the self-same cigar that now bears the Vallorani Cigar label.

Time is of the essence. The Aurelius, full of flavors, won’t have you sitting down for a two hour smoke. We recommend purchasing a copy of Meditations, a stoic tome written by Aurelius while on a military campaign between 170 and 180 AD. Read a few pages for inspiration while you smoke. It is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty in the midst of conflict. Read Meditations while drawing in the rich flavor of The Aurelius and you will see where this remarkable cigar derives its name.

Hand-rolled in Nicaragua, The Aurelius is beloved for its consistently satisfying taste and rugged hints of earth and spice. A perfectly suited cigar to start your adventure off right. As Aurelius so aptly puts it,

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

As great as Robusto The Aurelius is great for after dinner, The Luigi Torpedo is unpretentiously one of the best cigars I’ve ever smoked.

Born in Marche, Italy, in 1891, Luigi Vallorani had an affinity for fine cigars. In the evening he could often be found tending a fire, with a smoldering cigar on the mantle.

Luigi disliked bullies, but during those days the biggest bullies of the twentieth century were rising in power: Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini. My grandfather was required to join a military youth group and was sent to march in a parade in support of Mussolini and Hitler. Luigi wanted no part of his son being pressed into the service of fascism. Having survived the horrors of his own wartime experience, Luigi was determined to keep Eugenio from the impending slaughter. He knew the only chance his son would have to avoid the political upheaval and ensuing bloody war was to be sent back to America to live.

The day of the big fascist parade in downtown Rome, Luigi watched reluctantly as young Eugenio marched. The boys extended their right arms straight out and saluted. It made Luigi disgusted to watch, so, afterward, he proceeded directly to the US embassy and told the officials there how his boy had been born in Kentucky and was an American citizen, and he wanted to repatriate Eugenio in the US. He had Eugenio’s birth certificate as proof and was able to get a US passport issued to him.

Lighting one of his strong cigars, Luigi broke the news to his son that he was going to be sent to live with his mother’s brothers in America. He was sitting by a fireplace and set his cigar on the mantle to stoke the fire. When he reached up to retrieve his cigar from the mantle, he accidentally picked up a scorpion lying there unnoticed beside his cigar. Luigi immediately threw the venomous pest into the fire and realized he had been given the perfect example.

He explained to his son why he was sending him back to America: As was the scorpion on the mantle, Mussolini and Hitler were both venomous men who would bring great harm. Until someone threw them into the fire, Luigi felt it best to protect his son by sending him back to Pennsylvania.

Now you know why we named this tough, handcrafted cigar after the patriarch of the Vallorani family, Luigi. Whether a scorpion, a bully, or a thief, each would learn the hard way that you don’t mess with Luigi. He was a strong, independent man who was not afraid to protect his family and his business. A man with street smarts who isn’t afraid of hard work needs a tough cigar that can keep up with him. The Luigi is just such a stick.

Wine: Good for the soul, good for the mind

We invite you to indulge in a collection of Italy’s highest rated wine at affordable prices, brought to you from Vigneti Vallorani (Marche region, Italy) by Vallorani Vineyards, LLC (Dallas, Georgia).

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Our aim is to capture the potential of this unique territory in our wines, respecting both the local traditions and the environment, hence our decision to grow only native varieties using organic methods. Vigneti Vallorani grows Pecorino, Passerina and Trebbiano (white grapes), Sangiovese and Montepulciano (red grapes) and Ascolana, Carboncella, Frantoio e Leccino (olive varieties).

To reduce the environmental impact all of their buildings are thermally insulated and the winery is powered by a 13kW solar panel system.

The waste-water reclamation provides irrigation for all of the gardens surrounding the winery and tasting room.

Located in the heart of Piceno, in the valley of the river Tronto, and under the shadow of Monte Ascensione

Vigneti Vallorani produces quality wines with grapes coming exclusively from its own vineyards. The vineyard’s agronomic techniques are targeted and carried out manually. The meticulous process of choosing and picking of the grapes, the traditional winemaking techniques and a cellar, stocked with every technical device, leads to the production of top-tier wines that are an expression of the territory Piceno and their passion for this craft that has been handed down for three generations.

Vigneti Vallorani was birthed in 1963 when Filomena Fazzini and Livio Vallorani decided to dedicate their future to the land and wine that Livio had loved as a child. Prior to 1963 the family Fazzini had chosen the path of oil and wine. The first harvest and olive oil production of the family Fazzini can be traced to the year 1905.

Over the years Livio and his son Giancarlo, continued to produce wine and olive oil for the local market following the old traditions, which from father to son have come today. Giancarlo decided to pursue organic management of the company and in 2005, the idea of producing in harmony with the surrounding environment became stronger.

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Within a few years of hard work the vineyards, olive groves, and winery have become the meeting point between the traditional production techniques and quality standards, safety and hygiene of our day. Today, Giancarlo’s sons Rocco and Stephen join him in continuing history.

Vigneti Vallorani grows only grape varieties indigenous to the Piceno area, such as Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Pecorino, Passerina, Malvasia and Trebbiano. The density of the vineyards range from 3000 to 5000 plants per hectare. The totality of the vineyards and olive groves are cultivated according to the techniques of organic dell’Isituto Mediterranean Certification.

The winery, recently renovated and equipped with every latest technical device, has been designed in order to comply at all stages of winemaking with the integrity of matter prima. Thanks to the innovative winemaking techniques used at Vigneti Vallorani, they have stabilized naturally thus avoiding use of techniques that inevitably lead to an impoverishment of the wine and the loss of the characteristic aromatic character of the grapes.

The company’s total production is about 20,000 bottles, making it possible at every stage of production (from vineyard management to the bottle cure) to meticulously ensure every detail makes the highest quality wine. In order to reduce the environmental impact of the company, it is powered by a photovoltaic system that allows them over the year to self-produce about 80% of the energy they use!

The result of all these aspects is a collection of Italy’s highest rated wines at affordable prices, brought to you in the United States by Vallorani Vineyards, LLC (Dallas, Georgia).

Meanwhile, in Dallas, Georgia, you’ll find a hillside on the ridge of the highest point in Paulding County laden with grapevines. In their third year, we look forward to one presenting a high-quality wine made from Italian grapes grown in Georgia!

Waking Up to Better Coffee

Vallorani Coffee started like many other good ideas: as a hobby. A couple of guys at work were tired of delivery service office product. We even switched brands, but the strength just wasn’t making any of us get through that late-afternoon slump.

Personal experience showed freshly-roasted, freshly ground beans tasted far superior to anything found in the local big box stores and even chain coffee shops. So we began experimenting with roasters, a variety of beans from around the world, Burr grinders, and French presses.

For nearly two years, we refined our choice of beans and our roasting techniques, and in established a line of Vallorani Coffee for our local area. Known as Thrasher Coffee Company, (the Thrasher is the Georgia state bird) we have shared our small batch craft product with the world through the internet, local events and stores, and national supermarket chains.

From our eye-opening 4X caffeinated Elysium to our delicious Buon Giorno Italian roast to our Swiss Water Process Decaffeinated Settler, we’ve found our greatest compliment to be “I don’t even need cream and sugar with this!” With over 10 roasts and blends available for selecting, we have a coffee to meet the discerning tastes of any coffee-lover.

You see, it’s not just the beans and the roast that make a cup go from good to great. It’s the freshness. We don’t roast ‘til you order. We don’t have warehouses full of pre-roasted, pre-packaged beans shriveling up getting stale waiting on an order. When we receive your order, we start roasting your beans, hand stamp them with the date – and ship them immediately to ensure you’ll always have a freshly roasted cup at hand. Plus you’ll get a full 16 oz. (true) pound, not the standard 12 oz. We even offer an auto-delivery service to save you time, money, and hassle!

It’s time to wake up to better coffee!