We can perceive from a fragment of Lucilius how much should be good the wine in ancient Cilento.  The poet, directed in Sicily was forced to stop in Palinuro because of the inclement weather. The food is bad because of the sudden arrival at night; so the poet, supported by a pillow, he consoles himself by drinking a jar of local wine (vertitur oenophori fundus) and, since it is good decides to change his opinion (vertitur sententia nobis) and to remain in Palinuro.
Still, in 1476 in Florence, in Salutati’s home, in a banquet for the Duke of Calabria, along with the finest wines from all over Italy, also wine of Cilento is offered to the cadets of the King of Naples and a few Neapolitan barons.
Another description of the wines of Cilento, in particular wine of Centola and Pisciotta is made in a letter  from Sante Lancerio, winemaker of Pope Paul III, addressed to Cardinal Guido Ascanio Sforza, nephew of the Pope. In the work of the sixteenth century, speaks of the aforementioned wines as in a treaty of wine and sold in Rome in the port Ripetta.
The excellent quality of our wine as well as by a number of writers is evidenced by the significant quantities transported, over the centuries, especially in Naples, the capital of the Kingdom, at the request of nobles and courtiers.
Bearing witness, from Pisciotta and Rhodium refers to marketing of wine in the early 900 with the markets of Milan and even the United States from Centola – Palinuro.
Subsequently, however, probably in order to try to ”improve” the quality of the local wine production, or perhaps to emulate products and models from other places, Cilento began the introduction of exogenous Grapes: Barbera, Malvasia, Sangiovese that have flanked, over the past eighty years, the oldest vines well as Fiano (locally referred to as ” St. Sofia “), the Greek, Aglianico, introduced in the south by the Greeks 2700 years ago and spread across the Tyrrhenian side of ‘southern Apennines and caused the abandonment of local crops that are likely to be lost.