In 2011, The Donna Paolina winery was born of a collaboration between three stars of Campania. With a celebrated history of making distinct wines in the area, the Alois family was looking to expand their operations in the region and so turned to Gerardo Contrada and Carmine Valentino. Valentino is a renowned oenologist and strives to produce wines that showcase the beauty and essence of his native Campania.
Contrada owns vineyards perfect for making terroir driven wines with the native grapes of Campania. Each varietal is planted in its own single vineyard where the subtle differences in soil and climate make each wine unique. In his Marotta vineyard, he is growing Greco di Tufo, perfectly suited for the sandy, mineral rich soil of this plot. His Parite vineyard is home to Fiano di Avellino, which enjoys the southeastern exposure of the slopes. The Falanghina is planted in the Solopaca vineyard, and finally the Aglianico destined for Taurasi thrives in the clay soils of the Poppano vineyard.