The Est! Est!! Est!!! di Montefiascone is one of the few wines of ancient origin whose date of creation is known: the year 1000. Up until that time, the wine produced from grapes grown on the slopes rising from the shores of Lake Bolsena to the town of Montefiascone was appreciated locally and it was praised by travelers, who remembered it and discussed it in the various other cities they visited. But there was really no trade in the wine.