Our Lands: our Philosophy
Tenuta Zicari, represents in Apulia a farm with ancient traditions. It is located in the heart of the famous producing area of Taranto with its 200 hectars of soil between Taranto and Faggiano, in the lands of the Primitivo of Manduria DOC. Tenuta Zicari is the owner of an old fortified farm located between Massafra and Crispiano, on the way of the “Cento Masserie” (“Hundred Farms”). We want to enhance the value of our lands in order to make Apulian products popular around the world. Our main production is based on native vines, looking after to the selection of Primitivo and Negramaro grapes, together with other native or international vines. Tenuta Zicari programme of a global research of quality together with a careful “zonazione” (“division into zones”) has been representing for many years the winning choice, creating a modern and a functional farm, but with the extreme respect for ancient traditions.
Both our grape-harvest rigorously conducted by hand and the great care in the vinification represent some of the many expressions of love for our land: Apulia. The passion for this land handed down from generation to generation dates back to XVIII century, when the Zicari family came to Apulia and decided that it had to be their land forever. All the traditions of this part of Italy, unique in its kind, and the love for vines, have intensified, with the passing of time, the desire to produce in Tenuta Zicari vineyards and wine of extraordinary quality.
Tenuta Zicari has chosen for its wine names, after having conducted historical researches on the places and their legends, only names coming from their original land. We want to remember all the men who walked these lands before us, men who gave us the chance to live this beautiful reality, a story made of land, sun and love for traditions and wine.