Stone and wine

Land and passion in one sip

What does wine have to do with stone? Actually, a lot. Wine growing and the production of wine belong to the culture and history of the area of Apricena and the north of Gargano. Like the extraction of marble, wine production also has very ancient origins. Cantine Le Grotte winery is the link between us and the territory.

The disappearance of a knowledg

The earthquake of 1627 in the Capitanata area caused the abrupt halt and even the disappearance of numerous activities including wine production.The land of Apricena was known and renowned for its wine, its pleasant climate and the excellent fertility of its soil. Everything was interrupted when the terrible earthquake of 1627 entirely destroyed the current area. This was the first step that marked the end of the wine growing in this area of Apulia located between the Tavoliere plain of Foggia, Gargano and Molise. 

“This land has a healthy, temperate air, and it is abundant with vineyards, which produce excellent wines: the best of Apulia, which is very proud of them.”

Quoted from A.LUCCHINO A.D. 1629 –
Tale of the vineyards of Apricena
A rediscovered culture

In the present day, Cantine Le Grotte winery is recovering said wine tradition by offering high quality labels that respect the territory and the fame that this place has built over the centuries since the times of ancient Rome.

Dream and passion

Cantine Le Grotte winery was founded in 2014 after a five-year soil preparation program and the planting of thousands of native and international vines, following a path for recovering the centuries-old winemaking tradition. Apricena, famous for its stone and marble quarries, goes back to being a reference point in the wine scene thanks to the generous quality and fertility of the soil.

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Technology that transforms

L'inserimento delle nostre tecnologie di lavorazione della pietra nella filiera di preparazione dei terreni per la piantumazione, ci ha permesso di trasformare terreni pietrosi, in terreni fertili, minerali e drenanti, perfetti per l'allevamento della vite.