Born from the very grapes of Nova Siri, Matera, the Taverna wine range captures the depths of Southern Italy in every drop.
Hand-picked, squashed, fermented and matured in the Basilicata’s Cantine Taverna winery, every grape is carefully selected to create each exceptional and highly distinctive bottle of wine.
With sizzling temperatures, calcareous soil and mountainous landscapes, Basilicata has the secret recipe for producing some of Italy’s boldest ﬂavours.
Taverna was founded by the Lunati family in the early 1950s and has since, under the direction of Pasquale Lunati, continued to produce DOC and IGT wines in the province of Matera.
Found in the instep of Italy’s boot, Basilicata, is a small, unspoilt mountainous region, rich in natural beauty and dotted with rugged hill towns, castles and ravines.
As a result of Basilicata’s dramatic history of invasions, its architecture, cuisine and even modern day traditions are heavily inﬂ uenced by the Greeks, French, Spanish and Arabians.
The region is divided into two provinces, the Provincia di Potenza which is the regions capital and the Provincia di Matera, home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sassidi Matera.
Basilicata’s favourable temperature and climate, along with its volcanic soil and mountain yields have enabled the growth of a selection of quality native grapes used to produce distinctive wines.
Basilicata has the cuisine to match the standards of its wine, with local specialties ranging from Senise Peppers, Lucanica Sausages and Matera Bread through to locally farmed cheese and fresh pasta.
Taverna produces over 100,000 bottles of wine every year and it is distributed to countries all over the world including, England, Germany, Belgium, USA, Canada, Japan and China.