NEWS

 

TOUR: We are in Toronto and NYC from Feb 27-March 3, 2017.  Contact us for more information.

EVENT: The Great Gig in the Wine, Tasting Day 2017 at the Hotel Miramare Stabia - Castellammare di Stabia (NA) Italy - March 6, 2017. Click here for more information

EVENT: Vinitaly 2017, Regione, Basilicata Expo Area, Verona, Italy - April 9-12, 2017. Click here to learn more.

EVENT: Vinitaly Canada 2017, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 2-3, 2017. Click here for more information


 

OUR STORY

 

My family has farmed the vineyards in the village of Venosa since the beginning of the 1900s. For decades, we sold the grapes and wines exclusively to locals and cooperatives in the area. It wasn't until 2003 that I realized the great potential of old, indigenous aglianico grapevines, which are grown in the volcanic soils of Mt. Vulture, an ancient extinct volcano. 

Along with my wife and sons, I built a new winery near the 16th century Madonna delle Grazie monastery on the hills that surround Venosa. We decided to bottle our first vintage wine with the name "Cantine Madonna delle Grazie". 

Today we work a 8.5 hectares of  vineyards all planted with the aglianico grape variety. We take great care to both respect and nurture the unique ecosystems of these hills, which rise to an elevation of 400 to 500 meters. 

Cantine Madonna delle Grazie is our work, our life and our home. I am very proud that after I'm gone, my sons will continue the traditions, values and the culture of our ancestors, producing wine with a deep and genuine respect for the environment. 

- Giuseppe Latorraca

 

OUR REGION

 

A double name (Basilicata and Lucania), a double sea (Tirreno and Ionio) and the doubled value of history and nature, bounded together, make Basilicata a unique region of Italy.

Vulture, the ancient volcano, stands as a witness of the long history of this place. It's volcanic activity (from about 2.500.000 to 300.000 years ago) has generated two scenic lakes (the Monticchio natural settlement) and determined the mineral and pedagogical characteristics of the territory. It's grounds are still the perfect, fertile environment for grape growing.

At the bottom of Mt. Vulture, sits the Roman city of Venosa, home to the poet Horace (from 1st century BC), who famously wrote the phrase "Carpe diem".

 

OUR WINE

 

We are proud custodians of beautiful old vines.

At Madonna delle Grazie winery we do not use pesticides, insecticides or herbicides. We focus on small and individual parcels of aglianico vines and more recently we've explored the strengths of the Vulture area by making a rosè and a blanc de noir aglianico.

In every vintage we are keen to understand the uniquely character of our wines produced from individual blocks of vineyards where the age of the vine and diversity of soil play a very important role.

To respect the identity of the grape we minimize the amount of interventions throughout wine making process. Our policy of minimal intervention allows the wine to progress naturally.

Our aim to make wine that has grace and intrigue, and we love to enjoy it with food.

 

Learn More >

 
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LEARN ABOUT DROGONE

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Drogone

LEARN ABOUT SAGARIS

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Sagaris

LEARN ABOUT LEUCONOE

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Leuconoe

 
 
 

CONTACT US

 

Come to see us anytime. We are open from: 
Monday to Saturday 9:30 AM TO 8:30 PM;
Sunday 10:00 AM TO 1:00 PM.
Tastings are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact us by email, phone, or the form below.

Cantine Madonna delle Grazie is a registered trading name by:
Latorraca Giuseppe
via Appia c.da Vignali , s.n.c.
-85029- Venosa (PZ)
Basilicata - ITALIA
Mob:    +39 320 6342851
+3927 7643572
Email:     info@cantinemadonnadellegrazie.it

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