Danilo is the heir of a historic family of winemakers from the Marche, in the province of Ancona The family-run business originated in the early twentieth century,  when Danilo's grandfather cultivated the vineyard and the fields of his property. At the time, the grape harvest was given to the local wineries who made wine to be sold in the local market.  

At the end of the 1950’s the company passed on to his son Mario and his wife Maria, who increased the cultivated area of vineyards and began to sell the wine directly,  first locally, then throughout Italy. 

In the mid-eighties Danilo took over the company, enlarged the vineyards  the vineyards even more and increased the production of wine.  It’s  during these years  that the vineyards moved towards organic cultivation. In 2013 the brand Tenuta Mattei was born. Danilo tries to pass on his passion and family traditions to his daughters Beatrice and Veronica.

To date, the Tenuta Mattei owns about 100 hectares of Verdicchio, Lacrima, Montepulciano, Sangiovese and Merlot vineyards. The annual production is about 8500 quintals of grapes with a total production of about 1.150.000 bottles.

The farmhouse where everything begun, the Tenuta, is surrounded by the lush green hills of the Marche region, near the ancient Roccacontrada, now Arcevia.

Here lies the ancestral home of the Mattei family, the historic vineyards and olive groves cultivated in complete respect for the environment and the territory, with organic farming for over 30 years. A small stream flows through the estate between a chestnut grove and a truffle ground.

The winery was built in the early'80s. It has a capacity of 8500 hl, with exclusively stainless steel tanks of different sizes from 600, 300, 200, 100 and 50 hl. It has two presses for the soft pressing system and also a fermentation temperature control system.

It has 250 hl fermenters for red wines and a 50 hl autoclave for the production of sparkling wines. It has a small barrique that is used for the aging of the Reserves and for the production of the Passito.