Apulia, Lucera

The winery is located in Lucera, north of Apulia. This area, inhabited since Paleolithic times, witnessed between the 10th and 13th centuries BC, the development of the Daunian civilization. The area became a Roman province in the 3rd century. In the 12th century AD, Daunia was a privileged residence of the court.

The winery was founded by Alberto Longo with strong determination to enhance the image of and to gain recognition for “Daunia”, a historical and geographical region in Apulia. The “Cantine di Terravecchia” wine project is named after the extraordinary old town of Pietramontecrovino, a small hamlet on the Subappennino Dauno mountains located 450 meters above sea level. The vineyards are situated a few kilometers away from the town, between the Apennine mountains and the Gargano promontory, in a fertile valley dotted with many graceful hills, soothed by a constant breeze that is warm during the day and fresh during the night.

The farm has 35 hectares of vineyards at an altitude of 175 meters above sea level, 27 hectares of which located in front of the Masseria are planted with such native vines as Negroamaro, Montepulciano, Falanghina and Nero di Troia. The vines are all grown in a spurred cordon system, according to modern production rules such as high density of vines per hectare with a very small yield of grapes per plant. Terravecchia wines are all estate bottled and made only from grapes harvested in the estate’s own vineyards.