Produttori Vini Manduria

The adventure of Consorzio Produttori Vini Manduria begins in 1928, when a small group of winemakers, finding an old settlement, created the "Federation of Wines" which in 1932 took the name still known today. The company's history is connected inseparably with the history of wine "Primitivo di Manduria", considered in its first time a low-ranking wine useful to strengthen the noble French and northern Italy labels, then mistreated and humiliated during the dark years of methanol and finally resurrected when, in the mid-90s, it was decided to operate a turnaround and focusing on quality and the add value of the bottle. Today Consorzio Produttori Vini counts 900 hectares of vineyards, more than a half still bred with traditional system "ad alberello", and it strongly defends the work of 400 small wine craftsmen, the only ones that can boast themselves of the title of "Masters in Primitivo". The company, in addition to the usual itinerary between plant and bottles, offers the opportunity to visit the Museum of Primitivo Wine, a unique opportunity to understand the traditions of the territory through utensils, ancient farming and wine-making machines. The visit to the museum, which is located under the vaults in the oldest wing star of the '800 winery, is an excellent and very useful combination with wine tasting.