A note on Terroir Marche, organizers of a May 2015 fair celebrating Verdicchio and the people who grow it

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From left, clockwise: Paola Massi (Fiorano), Alessandro Bonci (La Marca di San Michele), Giuseppe Infriccioli (Pantaleone), Dwight Stanford (Paolini e Stanford Winery), Corrado Dottori (La Distesa), Alessandro Fenino (Pievalta), Federico Pignati (Aurora), Paolo Beretta (Fiorano), Fabio Marchionni (Collestefano), Silvia Marchionni, (Collestefano), Silvia Loschi (Pievalta), Valeria Bochi (La Distesa). Three more producers have joined the organization since we snapped this photo.

Last week we posted on the Terroir Marche Fair, to be held in May 2015, the first-ever event devoted exclusively to Verdicchio growers.

We first wrote about Terroir Marche — an ambitious group of organic growers and winemakers in the Marches — back in July 2013.

In its own words, the group’s mission is to “promote awareness of organic farming in the Marches [Le Marche], to defend the territory and its resources, and to share the culture and practices of a sustainable and humane economy.”

The group now includes 11 grape grower-winery members.

They’ve also updated their website, including the addition of an English-language version.

Be sure also to follow Terroir Marche on Twitter.

And like the association on Facebook for updates on the fair etc.

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