la tradizione non è il conservare la cenere
bensì il tramandare la fiamma viva
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About Us

The passion for winegrowing in the original XVII C. “masseria”, bought by the ancestor Vito at the end of the XIX C., has been handed down in the Tateo family for several generations.
The “masseria” – typical Apulia farm -  set in a wood of secular “fragni”, a kind of oaks from Balkan origin, which gives the name to the winery, has always been the pulsing heart of this 40 hectares farm located on the hills around Bari, called Murgia, 290 meters high,  where everything has always depended on natural rhythms and its vineyards as well as olive, almonds and cherry trees. The harvest was the result exclusively of human passion and hard work. After II World War, the land where screw tree was grown was incremented up to 14-15 hectares, and in the fields there were “trulli” as a shelter for agricultural tools.

In 1958 Ninì decided to turn all grapes production into wine and he broadens the hypogean cellar of his middle XIX C. stone house  located in the city centre.
Wine production went on till the beginning of the ‘80s when, due to health problems, Ninì decided to close the cellar, also because his only son Natalino had started his job as a lawyer.
However, the joy of grape harvest  and the consequent transformation of grape into wine is too strong a memory in Natalino’s heart and mind, grown as he was playing in the vineyard and canteen.  Therefore,  he decides, with the help of his wife Marisa, a health-care manager, and his son Vito, an university  student, to start again in order to bring back to life past emotions so that “the flame, not the ashes” of the family heritage can be handed down to posterity.
Hence, planting new vines,  making a new cellar according to the latest techniques as well as restoring the old “masseria” by renovating every corner and enhancing those stones that, one next to the other, have been there since 1600.
It goes without saying that everything  has been done respecting the original environment, nothing upset, essentiality and rigour being our passwords.

So borns Cantina dei Fragni.

Azienda Agricola Masseria Procida
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