Vigna di San Silvestro
The “Royal Delights”
The importance of the Bourbon dynasty in Caserta is something known to all.
From the Royal Palace of Caserta to the Carolino aqueduct, passing through San Leucio and the redevelopment of the historic center: the marks left by the Bourbons are still visible today.
However, few know that, along the Leucian hills, a wine of absolute prestige was produced in the San Silvestro vineyard.
The immense lands of the Royal Palace of Caserta served not only to impress the many visitors to the Bourbon court, but also for the production of various products.
Flora and fauna once offered a remarkable variety, so much so as to push the king to build a hunting estate. Over the years the structure expanded with a section dedicated to the processing of cheese, honey and, above all, wine. Not very far from that forest, in fact, there was a vineyard of about one hectare, the peculiarity was in its fan-shaped form that allowed the cultivation of various types of vines. With the end of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, those Royal Delicacies were abandoned, only to be partially recovered in the 1990s with the San Silvestro WWF Oasis and now thanks to the commitment and passion of Tenuta Fontana, the wine of the Kings will come to life again .