Benito Ferrara is run by fourth generation viticulturalists Gabriella Ferrara and her husband Sergio. Gabriella's great-grandfather planted vines on his property, but they only started bottling their own wines in 1991. Today they farm 12.5 hectares in Tufo, a village in south-central Italy that takes its name from the fluffy volcanic rock that is present throughout the region.
Campania's most celebrated wines come from this district in the province of Avellino. Steep mountains rise from the area to the east of Naples and continue towards the border with Puglia. It is thickly forested with chestnut trees, wild mushrooms and an almost-Alpine appeal with snow-capped mountains.
Terra Uva is the estate wine from Benito Ferrara and is terrific. Loaded with golden peaches, a salty tang and a richness of texture that works well with richer seafood and even white meat dishes.