Lumavite is located in the small village of Rapagnano in the Santa Colomba district. With just five hectares (a little over 12 acres) planted with Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and Syrah grapes, the average annual production is 2,500 cases.
The owner, Giancarlo Testa, was raised in a world filled with wine as both his grandparents were winemakers and wine merchants. He is dedicated to organic fertilization, green manure of legumes, the use of wild yeasts, and refusing to use pesticides in the vineyard. The vineyard produces excellent wines dedicated to the ancient methods of winemaking from the historic region of Marche. Giancarlo’s philosophy is to respect the land, harvest by hand, select only the best grapes, use wild yeast, and farm using only organic practices.