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Torrevento

The winery is located in Murgia, Puglia in a beautiful monastery built in the 1700s. It is close to “Castel del Monte”. This castle, with its mysterious octagonal structure built in 1220, was used as a hunting residence by Frederick II (“Stupor Mundi”) of Swabia and its image is used on the Euro cent and as logo of the winery.

Torrevento has grown to be one of the largest Puglian wine producers, with about 400 hectares under vine. Like most large Puglian wineries, they started out selling cistern wines, inky tannic things with high alcohol contents that other winemakers further north would buy by the cisterna (a tank truck is an autocisterna) to bolster whatever it is that they were making where they happened to be.