The winery, with its essential, geometric design, has been guarding the treasure of Castello Monaci since the late 1970s.
It boasts a barrel cellar of over 1000 barriques, hewn from the same white tufa rock found deep in the soil of the vineyards surrounding the Castle.
The winery is equipped with modern winemaking equipment, including a refrigerated crushing system with small-capacity, double-cell, temperature-controlled steel tanks. This makes it possible to vinify limited quantities of grapes separately, and thus bring out their individual character.
Since 2000, the estate’s oenologist has been Leonardo Sergio, whose experience and sensitivity allow him to capture and select the best that nature offers us, and to interpret it in its most authentic form. Watch the video
The Castello Monaci Wine Museum is located next to the Castle, in a building built by Antonio Provenzano in the 1930s, at the time used as a storage cellar.
Its collection of finds and tools bears witness to farming life in Salento in the mid-twentieth century, and gives an idea of how wine was produced at the time.
Visitors can enjoy a magnificent gallery of antique photos and an illustrated educational tour, as they follow the long journey of the vine from the Caucasus to the Mediterranean.