The Scacciadiavoli (from scacciare – to banish, and diavoli – devils) winery takes its name from an exorcist that lived in a town at the borders of the property who used the wine for his rituals and was founded in 1884. It is located between Rome and Florence and lies on a hill, with a vertical building on four levels of which one is below ground, and all the production takes place by gravity-flow. Although the winery never stopped its production since 1884, the year 2000 saw the beginning of extensive renovations undertaken without modifying the original building and preserving all the historical architectural structures while introducing new technologies and modern machinery. This was done by the Pambuffetti brothers who decided to take the winery into their own hands and continue the wine making tradition in 2000 – the oldest of its kind in the area.
The property includes an area of 130 Ha of which 40 Ha are dedicated to grapevines. Current annual production is around 250,000 bottles.The vines, at an average altitude of 400m above sea level, are situated on sandy-clay soil of medium depth, highly suited for quality viticulture specialized in late vine varieties such as Sagrantino.
The vines occupy various hillsides in the municipalities of Montefalco, Gualdo Cattaneo and Giano dell’Umbria. The wines produced by the Scacciadiavoli are Montefalco Sagrantino docg secco e passito, Montefalco Rosso doc, Montefalco Bianco doc , Montefalco Grechetto doc. In addition, the company recently unveiled the production of Spumante Brut Metodo Classico Bianco and Rosè from Sagrantino grapes .