Piarulli Vini ed Olio

Our Region

Hystorical Notes

Puglia has been a land of ancient wine and olive growing traditions since the times of the Phoenicians and the Greeks. The same Homer, in his poems, mentioned this region as a place of "eternal spring" and it was these particular climatic conditions that favored an abundance and variety of refined wines.
The cultivation of the vine was already practiced since the times of the Greek colonization in the VIII century before Christ. Later, the Apulian wines had their moment of maximum splendor with the ancient Romans until the decline of the Western Roman Empire also led to the decline of the Apulian oenology.
A revival of viticulture took place in the seventeenth century with a new start in the cultivation of native vineyards, which, however, were completely destroyed by phylloxera at the end of the nineteenth century. With time new replantings were carried out and nowadays Puglia is one of the Italian regions that produces the most wine.

Photo of Region
In symbiosis with nature

Our relationship with the region

Piarulli Vini ed Olio is located in Corato, a town in the province of Bari. The municipal territory extends over the eastern slopes of the Murge, in the heart of Imperial Puglia, a land loved by the Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, at an altitude of 232 meters above sea level and insists on the perimeter of the Alta Murgia National Park.
The winery stands exactly in an area of the Apulian hinterland called "Murgetta",halfway between the city of Corato and the UNESCO site of Castel del Monte, which overlooks one of the most famous wine-growing areas of the Puglia region. The D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. Castel del Monte wine labels, related to the area of Northern Bari that extends itself from Alta Murgia to the Adriatic sea, derive actually from this monument.

It is a territory full of pure beauty, characterized by the presence of olive groves (not surprisingly, Corato gives its name to the very famous cultivar "Coratina" from which a very precious extra-virgin olive oil is extracted) and vineyards.
These lands have a typically Mediterranean climate with usually mild and rainy winters and hot, but at the same time dry summers, ventilated by the breeze of the nearby coastal areas, are the ideal habitat for the cultivation of native vineyards such as: Bombino Bianco, Pampanuto, Bombino Nero, Nero di Troia. Over the years, these grapes have been accompanied by varieties of Chardonnay, Falanghina, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Aglianico, Montepulciano, Primitivo and Pinot Nero.

Castel del Monte
Vineyard with trullo view
Artistic photo trullo with glass
Historic barrel with glass of wine
Historic barrel with glass of wine
Olive Tree