Brindisi, a taste of History
Brindisi is renowned for its ancient winery tradition; it originated with the Messapian civilization and continued with Greeks and Romans. Writers as Horace and Pliny the Elder already narrated the wines of Brindisi in 30 b.C. The commercial amphorae manufactured in Brindisi during the Roman Empire, testifies the noteworthy winemaking past.
The Estate is composed of two allotments for a total of 29 hectares. The Negroamaro variety is the most extended, over six hectares (aged over 50 years) plus 15 hectares dedicated to younger vineyards.
We also cultivate Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Susumaniello, Minutolo, Vermentino and Primitivo.
The limestone and clay-rich soils, the favorable climate conditions, the proximity to the sea and to the protected area of the Cillarese Park, contribute to the high quality grapevines which give birth to our elegant wines, rich in aromas and flavors.
The new Winery
Tenute Lu Spada Winery rises in the immediate proximity of the Cillarese faunal protected area and the natural park surrounding its lake. It is located only two kilometers away from the Adriatic Sea, immersed into our vineyards.
The whole complex has been designed to be eco-friendly and sustainable, short chain oriented and devoted to organic cultivation.
The complex comprises multiple units; some of them will represent the heart of the company’s activities, the so-called “corte”.
The main building, newly constructed, is dedicated to wine production; this area takes inspiration from the old winemaking facilities that used to be numerous in Brindisi town.
Next to the winery, a barrique cellar will preserve our wines so that they are able to mature and age.
On the main street, across the communal road 14 that goes down to the park and in between the vineyards, we have recovered an ancient building, now dedicated to wine promotion and wine tasting.
All around this building, we planted an orchard made of autochthonous varieties and an orange, lemon grove as the old “marancito”.
From the rooftop of the building, it is possible to enjoy the view over the lake, the vineyards and the orchard.
An additional preexistent rural artifact will host the wine shop and the offices.
The entire complex with its vineyards, the olive tree grove and the orchard will be made available for events, initiatives, experiential tourism. Our team will be glad to host and entertain wine lovers, young people and children.