From the relatively uncharted Cilento Coast in Campania (south of Amalfi Coast, bordering of Basilicata), Bruno De Conciliis farms a handful of high-altitude vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean. The estate was founded by his father in 1996, after Bruno convinced him to abandon chickens for grape growing. Bruno then left Milan, and his career as an architect, to return home and make wine. He’s a pioneer in many respects: an organic winemaker in a place where chemically-based farming has been the status quo since the war. In fact, he’s credited with bringing organic and biodynamic farming practices to this wild and woodsy corner of Italy. Especially remarkable are his fair-trade ethics in one of Italy’s most depressed areas: he employs workers from the community, pays them a fair wage (instead of underpaid migrants, as is common) and offers them year-round employment (in an industry that usually sends workers home after the grape harvest). The Baciocielo is Bruno’s vino di tavola, the light, fresh table wine you want with your midweek pasta. The name means “kiss the sky”, a reference to one of Bruno’s favourite Jimi Hendrix songs. This is your summer BBQ wine: a bit smoky, with Marasca cherry and brambly black fruit, equally at home in a Duralex tumbler or your finest stemware.