The 125-acre Ognissole estate, near the town of Fragagnano in Apulia’s Manduria region, was established in 2000 by the founders of Feudi di San Gregorio. Over the past 20 years or more, Feudi di San Gregorio, in southern Italy’s Campania region, has played a leading role in fostering a winemaking revolution that extends across southern Italy, and has led to a remarkable resurgence of regional wine industries.
Along with the guidance of renowned consulting enologist Riccardo Cotarella, arguably Italy’s foremost winemaker, the Ognissole range taps into the enormous potential of local, ancient varieties in an effort to bring prestige and recognition to these treasures of the south. Until recently, grapes such as Primitivo di Manduria and Verdeca – cultivated from antiquity – faced the risk of obscurity due to the homogenization of the international wine market. In a trend that marks a radical departure from the past, Ognissole seeks to revitalize this ancient area, bringing Apulia to the forefront among world-class wine regions.