Isabella Pelizzatti Perego was one of the first people to greet us in Valtellina.
Her family’s history in wine dates back to the 1860s when Isabella’s great-great-grandfather Giovanni founded Pelizzatti winery. But tragedy does not discriminate, and it fell upon this family when Isabella’s grandfather was diagnosed with cancer in the 1970s. The family had to sell the brand and some vineyards. Her father, Arturo, worked hard to restart the family business. In 1984, he was able to buy back many of their vineyards and regain their cellar in Grumello. The new name for the winery? ArPePe for his initials, Arturo Pelizzatti Perego.
In 2004, the fifth generation of Pelizzatti Perego took the helm.
When you drive through the Valtellina region, at its center near Sondrio, you will find your eye drawn to the Castel Grumello on the hill. Below it, separated by terraces of vines, you find ArPePe.