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The Leone de Castris family has been making wines in Salice Salentino from over three centuries, a small village in the region of Puglia, rich in vineyards and olive trees.

In 1665 Duke Oronzo, Earl of Lemos started the company on the very spot where today’s cellar stands. At the beginning of the 19th century the winery had become to export bulk wine to the United States, Germany and France until, with Piero and Lisetta Leone de Castris at the helm, the company started bottling its own wines. Soon after, in 1943, they were the first to bottle Rosé wine from Italy, called Five Roses, rightfully becoming a legend in the history of the Italian winemaking tradition.

 

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CLASSIC TOUR

Guided tour to the historical offices, wine cellar and Museum ‘Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris’.

- presentation of the winery with reference to its history
- visit to the wine cellar and vinification area
- illustration of the process from the arrival of the grapes at the winery to the bottling system
- guided tour inside the Museum of Wine ´Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris´

´THE GREAT TRADITION´ TOUR

Guided tour to the historical offices, wine cellar and Museum ‘Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris’ with a wine tasting of  three historical
wines of the winery: Messapia Verdeca Igt Salento, Five Roses Anniversario Rosato Igt Salento, 50° Vendemmia Salice Salentino Doc Riserva.

- Wine tasting of three historical wines of the winery
- Guided tour to the historical offices, wine cellar and Museum ‘Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris’

THE ´FOOD EXPERIENCE´ TOUR

Guided tour to the historical offices, wine cellar and Museum  ‘Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris’ followed by  a light lunch buffet and a wine tasting of  three historical wines of the winery: Messapia Verdeca Igt Salento, Five Roses Anniversario Rosato Igt Salento, 50° Vendemmia Salice Salentino Doc Riserva.

- Light lunch buffet and a wine tasting of three historical wines of the winery
- Guided tour to the historical offices, wine cellar and Museum ‘Piero e Salvatore Leone de Castris’

Food and Wine

 

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