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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  • Primitivo

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • 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

  • Vinicola Decordi

    Casa Vinicola Decordi was founded in 1921 by the Decordi brothers. With more than 80 years of ex...

  • Apollonio Winery

    Sitauted on the remote part of Italys ¨bootheel¨.

  • Leone de Castris

    https://www.facebook.com/leone.decastrisSalice Salentino, a small village in Salento rich in v...

  • Castello Monaci

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

  • Accademia Dei Racemi

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

  • 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

  • Layer Cake Primitivo 2011


    My request for a recommendation at the local liquor store and adding I am a fan of Zin's resulting purchasing. I'm a big fan of "value" wines and this is certainly a great wine for the price. It does have a full body but is not over bearing. Not dry, very fruity and definitely tasty. I do believe that Zin's should have a slight chill and hav... Read More

    Wine review by schotts

  • Trentatre Rosso Cabernet Merlot Montepulciano 2007


    Interesting blend: acidic, then turns earthy, and finishes fruity. Light and not very dry. Even more interesting is the price, $5.99 at Trader Joe's. When I pulled this bottle off the shelf another store patron told me it was really good, then I got the same from the clerk at checkout. Considering how delicious this is for the price I'll alw... Read More

    Wine review by rtucci9

  • La Corte Negroamaro Puglia IGT Vigne Vecchie 2006


    Bellisimo! Best Wine I've had in a Loooong Time! Friend brought it to me from Italy. My Dad was from the region. If only I knew I would have bought it a long time ago!!! Read More

    Wine review by Fleur de Lei

  • Layer Cake Primitivo 2011


    Layer Cake Primitivo has been one of my favorite wines to open after a hard day at work. I love the cherry and berry aroma. It is very soothing. The wine itself is very fruity, more than I usually care for. Not much on tannins either. This is strickly a wine that I will have prior to dinner, certainly not with a fatty meat. At $16 a bottle, it i... Read More

    Wine review by RVIDI

  • Vini Menhir Primitivo Salento IGT Quota 31 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by spenser444

  • Antica Vigna Masseria Biscardo Puglia 2007


    lovely bouquet and first taste is quite pleasant. A bit tannic, but overall enjoyable. Read More

    Wine review by TnmUp18

  • A Mano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by cocobeans

  • Layer Cake Primitivo Jayson Woodbridge 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by KedaDibandion

  • Feudo di San Nicola Negroamaro Puglia IGT 2004


    This started out closed on the nose and even gave a vegetal hint of fresh peas but, after an hour, opened in bottle, it started to show aromas of plum, a bit of stewed tomato, animal musk and pepper. This may not sound pleasurable to a fan of big fruity wines, but those in search of nuance and complexity would have a great time unveiling the la... Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Bartenura Malvasia 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by amescoop

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