Wine

Our 12 hectares of vineyard lie just a few kilometres from the Gulf of Manfredonia. We have cultivated them organically since 1993. The older vineyards are trained to the traditional local Puglia pergola, while the younger plantings, put in less than ten years ago, are trained to the spurred cordon. The finest vines are the varieties indigenous to Puglia, the nero di Troia, primitivo, and negroamaro, as well as varieties classic to areas bordering Daunia, such as aglianico and falanghina. The montepulciano too deserves mention, planted as it is in a vast area from the Abruzzo in the north down to the Tavoliere delle Puglie in the south. Sangiovese is also grown.

Historically, Daunia is the homeland of the nero di Troia grape, whose origins are lost in the mists of time. The grape enjoyed its time of greatest popularity in the second half of the 1800s, since the great agricultural estates exported the wine widely as a fine bottled wine. This history is little known but fascinating, considering the high technical level of winemaking that the wineries of that day had achieved. Many traces of that history remain in the local area, all; joined by the common thread of the nero di Troia.