Puglia Wine


Puglia (a.k.a. Apulia) is located in southeast Italy, or as many describe it, the “heel” of the boot. Flanked by the Adriatic and Ionian seas, it’s a spectacularly fertile peninsula, known for growing olives, figs, almonds, wheat and of course, wine grapes. Its Meditterranean climate is hot, with long sunny days cooled off by ocean breezes. The region has been inhabited for many centuries, with wines factoring in throughout. The Greeks, Romans, Goths, Lombards, Byzantines, Turks and Venetians all occupied the province at various stages from several centuries B.C. up until 1861, when it was officially recognized as part of Italy. 
Next to wine, olive oil is its biggest industry, accounting for half of Italy’s production. Red wine has come from Puglia in profuse quantities, and garnered the region a reputation for being a terrific source of “plonk” for a long time. Producers enjoyed success for this mass production, and happily churned out oceans Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Puglia View all

  • Primitivo

    History of the grape: At some point in the 18th century, the grape was brought over to Italy from either Caucasus or ...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Negroamaro

    History of the grape: The name is a combination of the Italian words for “black” and “bitter,” however, the latter de...

Subregions of Puglia

  • Puglia Igt

      The region of Puglia, located in southeast Italy, is divided into the growing regions of F...

  • Brindisi

    Brindisi is a town and coastal wine region in the Puglia province of Southern Italy. The growin...

  • Castel Del Monte

Popular Wineries in Puglia View all

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

    The project Racemi consists in the valorization of Vigneto Puglia: in the research, vinification ...

  • Castello Monaci

    The choice of grape varieties is a combination of local viticultural tradition–indigenous Negroam...

  • Vigne & Vini

    Vigne & Vini is located in Leporano (PUGLIA) within the Salento Area and prides itself on a three...

  • Cantine Due Palme

    Cantine Due Palme is a social co-operative situated in CELLINO SAN MARCO (BR), between the pro...

  • Conti Zecca

    Conti Zecca winery in Puglia, Italy, has a five century history made up of passion, tradition and...

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Puglia on Snooth

  • Neprica Puglia IGT 2008


    A bit dry. Some berry with evident licorice and cocoa hints. Read More

    Wine review by Koren

  • Càntele Primitivo Salento IGT 2006


    I like dry reds, but not so dry that it sucks the moisture out of my face (hello chianti), and the Cantele Primitivo is just the right balance for my tastebuds! Please, if anyone has a chianti to recommend, I would be willing to give it a go. $8.99 at Trader Joe's!! Read More

    Wine review by jmm29

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2007


    This is a nice, easy to drink wine - very earthy...I recommend, even though the Primitivo is a clone of the Zinfandel grape - of which I'm not a huge fan! Read More

    Wine review by JulesLovesReds

  • Vini Menhir Primitivo Salento IGT Quota 29 2006


    fig, black cherry black tea nose, coco charcoal and herbal mid mouth. long finish. needs time. buy it age it 3 years Read More

    Wine review by George Parkinson

  • Most of you know DOC wines from Apulia (Puglia, southern Italy) like Primitivo or Negroamaro, but just few have been there in the "Heel of the Boot" unspoiled region...Astonishing landscapes, deep culture and traditions, but first of all our loved decilious wines to be paired with amazing food...have prompt me to launch first Luxury Wine Tour of... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Luxury Wine Tour of Apulia

  • Trentatre Rosso Cabernet Merlot Montepulciano 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by pyrofloptic

  • Farnese Sangiovese Daunia IGT 2008


    I like the fact that the body is heavier than most wines with these distinctive fruity flavours without the heavy aftertaste of a merlot or melbec. Read More

    Wine review by Mick172

  • Mocavero Primitivo del Salento 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by pcparker

  • Epicuro Salice Salentino Riserva 2005


    A nice blend of Neroamaro (80%) and Malvasia Nera (20%) with plenty of body and smooth aroma. Mature and earthy-frugal taste good for a daily enjoyment. Read More

    Wine review by HGarban

  • Epicuro Salice Salentino 2005


    A nice blend of Neroamaro and Malvasia Nera with plenty of body and smooth aroma. Mature and earthy taste good for a daily enjoyement. Read More

    Wine review by HGarban

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