The vineyards of Donato Giangirolami Winery

Nature, wine, beauty: who offers more?


The vineyard consists of three areas, two in the DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) area of Castelli Romani, one in the DOC area of Cori, and all are registered in the IGT Lazio vineyards registry.
The common denominator of Cantina Donato Giangirolami is Ninfa, a synthesis of history and nature, of uniqueness and wonder of the land.
The white grape varieties cultivated include Malvasia Puntinata, Grechetto, Sauvignon, Viognier, Chardonnay. For red grapes: Montepulciano, Nero Buono di Cori, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.

A family that lives its bond with nature, the slowness of time and the beauty of the area a stone's throw from Rome through wine

Born in 1957 in the Pontine plain, south of Rome, when Dante bought five hectares to grow vineyards in an area with still many virgin lands, recently returned from the reclamation of the Agro Pontino.

She passed her passion on to Donato, who in 1993 became an organic pioneer.

Today, Federica, Chiara and Laura are the third generation at the helm of the Donato Giangirolami winery.


We are in Ninfa, the most beautiful garden in the world.

The Garden of Ninfa is a place to visit at least once in a lifetime; it has been defined as ‘the most beautiful garden in the world’ by the New York Times and the Daily Telegraph. Just a short distance from Rome, Donato Giangirolami is the gateway winery to discover an enchanting territory.


Pliny the Elder recounts the abundant water sources that converged into a river consecrated to the Nymphs, the deities of the woods and waters, where today the Ninfa Natural Park is located.

The climate is particularly mild and constant, thanks to the presence of the nearby Lepini Mountains, which shield from cold northern winds. The warm winds from the south, laden with moisture and the sea’s salt, are, instead, halted by the mountains, releasing moisture in frequent spring and autumn rains. Thanks to the plentiful water and mild climate, even in winter, our vineyards flourish abundantly in our lands.