Visit the Wineries

Tormaresca

Overview

The Tormaresca project began with the dream, now a reality, to discover and enhance the precious native varietals of Puglia, leading the wine renaissance of the region.

Tormaresca’s estate is located in the countryside of Minervino Murge in Apulia, in the DOC region of Castel del Monte renowned for the beauty of its wild, untamed landscapes. It was the passion and trust in the enormous potential the terroirs of Puglia, and especially the areas of Castel del Monte and Salento that inspired the Antinori family to invest in the region. From the very start, their philosophy has been to produce wines that best expressed the unique quality of the indigenous varietals, and today, 26 generations later, the core values of respect of Apulian traditions while maintaining an innovative approach to winemaking are still at the heart of the vineyard’s projects.

Nestled at about 300 metres above sea level, Murgia is an area with challenging climatic conditions that throughout time have always forced its inhabitants to work with great devotion to overcome the region’s harsh winters, extreme temperature fluctuations, steep ravines, thick fogs and close proximity to the Vulture, an ancient volcano. Although local varietals like Aglianico, Nero di Troia and Fiano Pugliese represent the heart of Castel del Monte’s history, today, international varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay have adapted to the area’s calcareous clay soils and cool breezy climate.

The countryside around the vineyard is dotted with perfectly preserved medieval villages whose harbours long ago witnessed departures of armies towards the Holy Land and the coming and going of merchant vessels to the major Mediterranean ports. The Castel itself is a splendid and unique medieval military castle built under the Roman Emperor Frederick II that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. A walk in the castle’s breathtaking domain also affords unforgettable vistas of the mesmerizing patterns of alternating olive groves and vineyards.

Wine

Grapes

  • Aglianico
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Fiano
  • Moscato
  • Negroamaro
  • Primitivo
  • Syrah

Red

  • Bocca di Lupo, Castel del Monte DOC (Aglianico)
  • Trentangeli, Castel del Monte DOC (Aglianico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah)
  • Negramaro, IGT Salento (Negroamaro)
  • Torcidoda, IGT Salento (Primitivo)
  • Fichimori, IGT Salento (Negroamaro, Syrah)
  • Neprica, IGT Puglia (Negroamaro, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvignon)

White

  • Pietrabianca, Castel del Monte DOC (Chardonnay, Fiano)
  • Roycello, IGT Salento (Fiano)
  • Chardonnay, IGT Puglia (Chardonnay)

Rosé

  • Calafuria, IGT Salento (Negroamaro)

Dessert

  • Kaloro, Moscato di Trani DOC (Moscato)

Wine Activities

Wine Tasting

1.Tour & Tasting of 3 wines (80 minutes)

Tour of the estate, visit of Vineyards, press area, Tank rooms, barrel rooms, shop area. At the end of the visit, tasting.

The cost of the above services is 20,00 euro VAT Included

2. Tour & Tasting of 4 wines (90 minutes)

Tour of the estate, visit of Vineyards, press area, Tank rooms, barrel rooms, shop area. At the end of the visit, tasting.

The cost of the above services is 25,50 euro VAT Included

3. Tour & Tasting of 3 wines with buffet lunch (120 minutes)

Tour of the estate, visit of Vineyards, press area, Tank rooms, barrel rooms, shop area. At the end of the visit, tasting.

Buffet lunch with wide range of starters, main course, salad, cake, espresso, water and wines (wines served will be our Neprica and Chardonnay wines).

The cost of the above services is 35,00 euro VAT Included

4. Tour & Tasting of 3 wines with lunch

Tour of the estate, visit of Vineyards, press area, Tank rooms, barrel rooms, shop area. At the end of the visit, tasting.

The menu is to be agreed with you, a standard menu includes typical apulian starters, a main course, salad, cake, espresso, water and wines

The cost of the above services is 50 euro VAT Included

Wine and food pairing

Tasting with typical food products from the town of Minervino.

Old vintages tasting

Vertical tasting of Bocca di Lupo

Cellar visit

Visit of vineyards, vinification area, barrel room

Vineyard visit

Wine tasting event

Conveniences

  • Air-conditioning
  • Heating – in winter
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • WiFi

Restaurant

Vino & Cucina Tormaresca Restaurant

Via Benedetto Cairoli 25, Lecce

Tel : +39 0832 300456

Menu : http://www.tormaresca.it/restaurant

Attractions

Historical Museum “Quando l’Ofanto era color dell’Ambra” – Minervino Murge

Trekking Italia Puglia

Alta Murgia National Park

San Michele Grotto – Minervino Murge

Minerwine Festival – Minervino Murge

Location

C.DA TORRE D’ISOLA, MINERVINO MURGE 76013 PUGLIA ITALY

C.DA TORRE D’ISOLA, MINERVINO MURGE 76013 PUGLIA ITALY