In 2020, three sisters brought life to their parents' dream and established Stappa Vineyard. Having grown up working in the hospitality industry and spending summers in Italy, submerging ourselves into winery life was a natural progression. Summers in Italy forged an appreciation for working the land and Alexa Charles' love for making table wine with our father prepared her for the ambitious task of becoming Stappa's associate wine maker.
Stappa Vineyard is not only a winery, it is a way of life. We harvest with our children and our pets. Rooted in family tradition, our wines are made with passion. Together with a charismatic staff, we hope to create authentic experiences for our customers.
Owning a vineyard in a quaint farming town was written in their story long before they became entrepreneurs. Having both immigrated from Italy in the 1970's, Pietro had been a shepard in the village of Gioia Sannitica and Antonietta had her hand in farming peaches and tobacco in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. In 2008, having proudly owned businesses in the hospitality industry, nostalgia set in and they purchased a parcel of land in Orange, Connecticut.
With Orange's rich farming history in mind. Pietro restored the natural beauty of the property. Today over 5,000 vines grow on our property. Our whites are Cayuga white, Vidal blanc, Riesling, Traminette and Chardonnay. Our red's include Cabernet Franc, Marquette and Chambourcin.
Get ready to meet our winemaking team!