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¨.

  • Cantine Due Palme

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

  • Tormaresca

    Viticulture in Puglia is history and at the same time innovation. Cultivation of wines started...

  • 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 ...

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Puglia on Snooth

  • 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


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    Wine review by amescoop

  • Canaletto Primitivo Puglia IGT Canaletto Primitivo 2002


    I stopped into a local wine shop and found this bottle almost hidden amongst the newer vintages. The price point was right (under $10) and the label looked intriguing. I was not familiar with the Primitiva story, so this was purchased on Blind Faith. When I got it home, I immediately uncorked it and let it breath while I did some online resea... Read More

    Wine review by Tichiganblues

  • Càntele Primitivo Salento IGT 2006


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    Wine review by rmcunningham

  • Antica Vigna Masseria Biscardo Puglia 2007


    Friends in a wine club shared a bottle of this delicious wine a few weeks ago. The first taste hits your tongue so pleasantly you might not want to swallow for awhile. The fruity body is smooth, not sweet, but the flavor explodes in your mouth. The shock and awe are like the discovery of Giotto's Arena Chapal after a lifetime of hearing about Mi... Read More

    Wine review by bayou city

  • A Mano Primitivo Puglia IGT 2006


    Nice Primitivo. Read More

    Wine review by rmcunningham

  • Tormaresca Chardonnay Puglia IGT 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by doroschenkova

  • Riunite Lambrusco Daunia 2006


    I absolutely love Lambrusco. Smooth, sweet and delightful from start to finish.Rionitti beats any of the other brands by far. Read More

    Wine review by Sokramdad

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