A family affair
After spending years handling vineyards for some of the more productive companies in the area, Giuseppe Papadopoli senses that the Apulian wine market is changing.
It’s time for the family to take a new and personal direction.
The purchase of the first own hectares marks a turning point, the name of that contrada (=district) is Giustini.
The first bottle
By a careful and manual selection of Negroamaro grapes we obtain our first label: Vecchio Sogno.
It means «Old dream», the grandfather’s dream to have one day his own winery.
It’s the transition from commodity to brand, from the economics of bulk to the direct relationship with the end consumer.
The products are increasingly appreciated, the company keep growing and we can finally make the dream come true.
Our wines find their home just in San Giorgio.
We have an indissoluble connection with our land and with each of the indigenous varieties we work.
The goal is to preserve their tipicality and characteristics in order to enhance and never distort them.
Minimal interventions in the vineyard and targeted refiniments in the cellar give our wines the aroma and scents of the grapes from which they come to life.