January continued to be a crazy roller coaster ride. Going virtual with my son’s school only lasted a day. He returned the next day but was then out the following day (unexpected surgery due to his appendix bursting), and remained out for a week. He returned to school and then they went virtual the following two days. Mamma Mia… with all the back and forth and recovery time, I finally snuck out of the house for a moment! I spent a day at a winery in the volcanic area of Quarto; snow-capped mountains, ocean, and hill-side vineyards all in one panorama! It was a beautiful day but I still remember the constant, chilly breeze up on that mountain! I also remember the owner being so proud of growing everything that he sells or uses in his food; so proud that he showed us his garden, as well as the animals, where everything came. They served us breakfast when we arrived, took us on a tour, and then introduced us to their wines and delectable foods.
Carputo Winery is located in the most devoted area of viticulture in the Phlegraean, on the the hill of Viticella Quarto. They cultivate the grapes Falanghina and Piedirosso, from which they produce and bottle, baling homonyms wines that have received the coveted award in 1994 D.O.C. The Carputo does not aim at a high production quantitatively, but the strict and continuous quality control to which subjects its wines, guarantees a prominent place among the wine-making companies of Europe.
Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!