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Favorite Puglia Vineyards

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cs53 May 1, 2012 06:53 AM

I'm going to Puglia from Bari on south, and I'm looking for good vineyards to visit. Are there any favorites?

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  1. erica RE: cs53 May 1, 2012 09:00 AM

    Here is a list of selected wineries to get you started; do you want to taste and buy, or just visit the vineyards?

    http://usa.winesofpuglia.com/index.ph...

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      cs53 RE: erica May 1, 2012 09:13 AM

      Probably both, would love to taste and maybe even tour.

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        bob96 RE: cs53 May 2, 2012 01:25 AM

        The list Erica linked is a fine one, and thanks for it, but really just a small sampling. Not listed, one of the oldest, largest producers--Leone de Castris in Salice Salentino--has a very well developed tour program.
        http://lnx.leonedecastris.com/eng/tour/

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          erica RE: bob96 May 2, 2012 05:31 AM

          Yes, list above too limited; here is a bit more on the wines in general:

          Here is the local cantina for the locally famous (white) wines of Locorotondo; this is located just outside the town of Locorotondo, so will be easy to put on your list if you want to taste, since the gorgeous town of Locorotondo is on every sightseeing itinerary.

          http://www.locorotondodoc.com/eng/eng...

          I believe that the three main zones for wine in Puglia are the Salento towns of Manduria and Salice Salentino, and the Castel del Monte area, near Andria, further to the northwest.

          There are others as well, about 25 in total, and you can see their locations and descriptions of the wine on this list of Pugliese DOCs and DOCG wines; the map is handy.

          http://winecountry.it/regions/apulia/...

          Do not neglect the delicious dessert wines of the Moscato di Trani DOC, a personal favorite!

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      LivingInPuglia RE: cs53 May 2, 2012 11:21 PM

      To get the real deal you should try a wine tour ...... we went on this one and it was a great day and we bought some fantastic wine http://pugliaverde.com/index.php/sapo...

       
       
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        erica RE: LivingInPuglia May 3, 2012 07:42 AM

        More about the wineries you visited and the names of the particular wines you preferred?

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