Carlo, Marco & Sebastiano De Corato
The winery bears the name of the noble Rivera family (who farmed the property for centuries prior), but it has been owned and operated by the De Corato family since 1921. Beginning with Giusseppe a farmer with entrepreneurial spirit and then into the hands of Sebastiano his visionary son, followed by his son Carlo and now 100 years later to the current generation brothers Marco & Sebastiano. Needless to say, Pugliese winemaking is in the blood.
Located in the Castel del Monte area, the estate vineyards span 75 hectares and are planted to many native vines like Nero di Troia, Bombino Bianco & Bombino Nero. Stretching down the peninsula into Manduria & Salento they source fruit from age-old growing partners for their Primitivo & Negroamaro, which are better suited in the hot and dry plains that slope toward the sea. Over the years each generation contributes something new to push the family business into the modern era be it solar energy or temp-controlled cement tanks, yet never losing sight of traditional varieties and winemaking known in the territory.
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