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Tenuta Rubino, Puglia

Wines with a modern style, but paying homage to traditional varieties and values.

Tommaso Rubino started the Tenute Rubino project in the 1980's. A firm believer in Salento's potential, he set out to acquire a substantial production area and succeeded in securing four estates with the goal that each would show Salento wine at its very best.

In 1999, son Luigi and wife Romina Leopardi formed Tenute Rubino with a brand new winery and headquarters in Brindisi. The four estates, Jaddico, Marmorelle, Uggio and Punta Aquila stretch from the Adriatic coast to the hinterland of Brindisi in Salento, Puglia.

The rediscovery of autochthonous grapes from Puglia is Tenute Rubino's planting philosophy but innovation is represented in the wines which have a modern style, but still paying homage towards tradition. In the vineyard most of the work is entrusted to women. It's a job full of tasks which require care, skill and attention, and the Brindisi women have achieved a truly unique degree of experience. Tenute Rubino recognises manual labour as an essential factor for achieving quality and prestige.

The Women's harvest is a project to promote work in the vineyards as one of the key factors of the entire production process. All this translates into an event, organised every year in the estate of Jaddico, on one of the first weekends of September. A day of celebration in the countryside, open to journalists and to the public, during which they celebrate the great work of the women of Salento.