Staffolo is municipality in Ancona province in the Italian region of Le Marche. It lies 22 miles (35km) south-west of the Adriatic port city of Ancona. Wines can be made under the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico DOC and Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico DOC Superiore denominations.

Terroir : Staffolo lies on the right or south bank of the Esino river. One of the lower elevations. 250-270 metres maybe. 

Contrade: Named areas in Staffolo of wine-growing significance according to Ian d’Agata (2019, p.316) include Coroncino, Salmagina, Crocefisso, Castellareta, San Francesco, San Lorenzo, San Martino, Santa Caterina.  

Neighbouring municipalities: Apiro. | Cingoli. | Cupramontana. | Jesi. | San Paolo di Jesi. 

Tourism: Staffolo itself is surrounded by walls from which a tower rises. The parish church has an altarpiece by a follower of Lorenzo Lotto.

Wine style: Staffolo = softer rounder wines. 

Wineries 

Certified organic: La Staffa. | Villa Malacari. 

Bibliography 

Italian Wine Guide (Touring Club of Italy, 1999).