Cantine Due Palme
The Co-operative "Cantine Due Palme", was founded in 1989 in Cellino San Marco near Brindisi in the Puglia region. It was created thanks to the vison and the drive of Angelo Maci, who is the third generation in a family of winemakers.
Today, the company has 1200 growers who are members of the Co-operative. Its vineyards cover 2400 hectares between the provinces of Brindisi, Taranto and Lecce which are in the heart of the “Salento” region.
Cantine Due Palme has 5 wineries, for a total storage capacity of 450 000 hectolitres: Cantina Sociale Riforma Fondiaria in Cellino San Marco, Cantina Sociale “Angelini” in San Pietro Vernotico, and finally Cantina Sociale “San Gaetano” in Lizzano.
Cellino San Marco is the main headquarters of the co-operative: 45 thousand square meters where the whole process from vinification is carried out.
Within the 2,400 hectares of vineyards surrounding Cantine Due Palme, 90% of the production is in red grape varieties and 10% in white varieties, with an average annual production of about 30,000,000 kilos of grapes and a yield that varies around 10 tons per hectare. Our strength lies in the great tradition of the wine varieties of Salento: we produce the native Negroamaro, Primitivo, Susumaniello, Aleatico, Fiano, Malvasia Nera and Moscato, besides the other non-native grapes.
Six DOP wines are produced according to their regulations: red and white Salice Salentino, Manduria, Brindisi, Squinzano and Lizzano.
The brand "Cantine Due Palme" is known in more than forty countries where it exports 70% of its production. Immersed in an atmosphere of passion, "Cantine Due Palme" has established itself successfully in Italian and foreign markets, assisted by an annual production of about 9 million bottles and to play a key role in the internationalization of Italian wines.
Cantine Due Palme are the only winemakers in Italy top achieve Check-Fruit certification on the production of grapes and wine without the use of pesticides.