The agricultural firm Conti Zecca tells a story of five centuries of passion, tradition and innovation that has led it to become one of the most important wine producers of Salento and of Apulia. It was the year 1580 when the Neapolitan family, Zecca, decided to move to Apulia, more precisely, to Leverano, in the heart of Salento, and to embark upon an intense agricultural enterprise in their own companies.
Over the centuries, the productive tradition evolved further, as evidenced in 1884 by Pope Leo XIII’s decision to confer the title of Count, in recognition of the excellent results achieved.
In 1935, Count Alcibiade Zecca decided to vinify the grapes from his estate, and this was how the wine cellar of Leverano came into being. Today, the heirs, Counts Alcibiade, Francesco, Luciano and Mario Zecca, dedicate themselves with passion in the management of the family business, as well as their four estates (Cantalupi, Donna Marzia, Saraceno and Santo Stefano), overseeing the entire production process with meticulous care: from the selection of the wine varietal, to the most suitable pedoclimatic environment, to the bottling and to the marketing of the finished product. This is achieved according to a corporate protocol based on the best precision farming techniques, with the purpose of matching environmental, social and economic sustainability, by carrying out fewer procedures in the vineyard and allowing the simplification of the work.
The annual production of the Conti Zecca Company is around 2,800,000 bottles. A wide range of red, rosé and white wines are produced: from the “Vini delle Tenute”, estate wines, (Tenute Donna Marzia, Cantalupi, anto Stefano and Saraceno) to the “Vini delle Selezioni”, selections of wines, divided in single varietal in purity (Negroamaro, Primitivo, Malvasia and Fiano) and Blend (Nero, Terra, Venus, Luna e Sole). The grape varieties used are those provided by the disciplinary IGT and DOC that always characterize the Conti Zecca production, in which each line maintains its own identity that renders it unique and different from the others.
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The Conti Zecca agricultural firm aims at the promotion of their wines by opening its doors to tours and wine and food tastings spread throughout the course of the year. It is possible to make visits to the firm’s wine cellar and to the vineyards, in order to get to know the whole wine production process and to discover the work that lies behind every single bottle.
The Conti Zecca winery was founded with the intention of establishing direct contact with its clients. In an elegant and cozy ambience, it is possible to taste, as well as to purchase from the wide range of the Conti Zecca wines.
The Conti Zecca company proposes initiatives and activities that can create synergy among the various segments of the tourist and food and wine sectors, in a territory like Salento which has a rich landscape, artistic, naturalistic and centuries-old traditions that has led it to become one of the destinations most appreciated by local and international tourists.
Visit programme: -welcoming of the visitors and the presentation of the firm; -illustration of the transformation process of grape into wine; -guided tour to the winemaking locales -tasting at the wine shop On request, tours can be conducted in English or in French.
Visiting hours + tasting: from Mondays to Saturdays at 10:00
Visit to the cellar + 2 glasses of wine for tasting + finger food (tarallini, friselline e local goat cheese) Euro 6,00 per person
Visit to the cellar + 3 glasses of wine for tasting + typical produce (tarallini, local goat cheese, friselline, capocollo DOP of Martina Franca) Euro 13,00 per person .
Visit to the cellar + tasting menu (min. 10 persons) Price on request
From Mondays to Saturdays: 8:30 – 13:00 / 15:30 – 20:00 Sundays: 9:00 – 13:00
From Mondays to Saturdays: 8:30 – 13:00 / 15:30 – 20:00
Reservations are required for all services. Please telephone our landline +39(0)832-925613 or mobile phone number (+39)388-8209643 or write to email@example.com