Since 2006, Daniele and Emanuele Marcelli, along with their mother Clara (whom the winery is named after) and father Raffaele, have been making wine at Cantina Clara Marcelli. The Marcelli farm, which is 100% organic, is in the gentle hill country of the Piceno region, a few miles from the Adriatic and a dozen miles from the Apennines mountain range. The vineyards are at 750 feet above sea level and look East to the Adriatic and South to the Tronto valley. Less than half of the estate is planted with vineyards, and the remainder is arable land, woods and olive groves.
The family grows wine according to century-old farming methods, and their estate is a living example of how sustainable agriculture has never left these lands. The hard work of the local grape growers, matched by the wine making skills of local wine makers, like Marco Casolanetti, are taking the wines of the Southern Marche region to world fame.