Puglia Wine Tour project, as well as that of Palazzo Belsanti, are designed with love and to promote my region and its companies. Waking up in the morning knowing what you are doing is great, doing it in your own land is incomparable.
Years ago, when I started going for wineries, I thought how incredible it could be to show and let people who visit Puglia, live what cultivation and wine have always represented for this territory; during the courses to become a Sommelier, I started to look at wineries, cellars and vineyards with their “Alberelli”, as one can admire churches, palaces and secular olive trees, far more famous than the centenary vines.
Puglia Wine Tour is an experiential means to communicate our history, which tells us that the region has always been vocated and predisposed to cultivation and all to its typicality, through vines and therefore autochthonous wines or grapes that here have found their home, becoming over time, a fundamental part of our territory and our excellente labels.
That said, I don’t imagine any other way to live this story of peasants before, and then wines and winemakers, just through historical, traditional and territorial companies, for this reason during my tours we always visit very small, characteristic cellars, manage from original family, where today are still used “cementini” (cements tanks); these great “wine’s rooms” are crossed finding places that tell of scents and colors always present in the Puglia’s life.
Still, suggestive and almost secret corners that today preserve important and precious wines that defy time, in silence.
With this project that I’d rather call an “ambitious dream”, I would like to officially invite you in Puglia!
We are authentic and extremely hospitable, as our roots and our fathers and grandparents have always been, to whom sincere thanks go, for having left us an important treasure to be protected, loved and jealously guarded.
Welcome to the Puglia of wine!