However, we'll limit ourselves to the history of Primitivo, lost in the annals of time. This wine is thought to have been sold throughout the Mediterranean by the Phoenicians and then by the Greeks who colonized southern Italy in the 7th century BC and brought viticulture to Southern Italy.

Some have sought lineage to Bordeaux, but since Croatia cultivates the genetically identical Crljenak kaštelanski, a Southern Mediterranean origin is likely.

History
History
History
History
History
History
History

Pliny the Elder described Manduria as a city filled with vines. Such was the fame of the wine that in the Middle Ages, monks from the Orient traded with the Apulia ports of Taranto, Gallipoli, Otranto e Brindisi.

Pilgrims and crusaders coined the word "Brindisi" as they toasted before sailing to the holy land.

The first verified documents about Primitivo's origin date back to the mid-16th century, when a prelate Francesco Filippo Indellicati di Gioia del Colle described the characteristics of the grape in detail and successfully planted an entire vineyard. The grape eventually made its way to Manduria.

History

Pliny the Elder described Manduria as a city filled with vines. Such was the fame of the wine that in the Middle Ages, monks from the Orient traded with the Apulia ports of Taranto, Gallipoli, Otranto e Brindisi.

Pilgrims and crusaders coined the word "Brindisi" as they toasted before sailing to the holy land.

The first verified documents about Primitivo's origin date back to the mid-16th century, when a prelate Francesco Filippo Indellicati di Gioia del Colle described the characteristics of the grape in detail and successfully planted an entire vineyard. The grape eventually made its way to Manduria.

The typical whitewashed 19th century farmhouse complex that was once Masseria Surani continues to blaze against brilliant cool blue skies and verdant vineyards, but is now solely a working winery and cellar.

Our history began in August 2014 with the first harvest on the 80 hectares estate in the Manduria denomination, and ended with our first swim off the golden beaches of the Ionian Sea in late September.