We, equally different

    With the main aim to give life to a winery firmly linked to their territory, Raffaele and Marianna gave birth to Agricole Pietraventosa. Both coming from different kind of job not strictly linked to the agricultural world, they gain their experience directly in the field. Tireless, they carry on the winery by applying to different business activities, from the vineyard to the cellar, as well as taking care of the administrative / accounting, sales, marketing and business promotion sectors. Raffaele always had the aim to follow the footsteps of his grandfather, winemaker in Salento during the first half of the last century. Raffaele, after his engineering graduation, has always worked as a designer for a company producing wine making machines. This allowed him to deal in depth with the manufacturing processes both for small and for large and automated social wineries, leading him to aquire an exaustive know-how in a world very linked to traditions, but at the same time, aimed at innovation. His job gave him the opportunity to meet many winemakers from all over Italy, including our beloved friend Oronzo Alò, our winemaker and consultant. The attachment to their own roots, the willfulness that distinguishes them and the awareness of being able to do more to enhance the characteristics of Primitivo grown in Gioia del Colle, led them to plant a little less than five hectares of vineyard from 2003 to 2006, to take over another small vineyard of about 50 years old , harvesting for the first time 4000 kilos of grapes in 2005, for the production of the first bottle of OSSIMORO