Cantine Madonna delle Grazie
The Latorraca Family has farmed the vineyards in the village of Venosa since the beginning of the 1900s. For decades, they sold the grapes and wines exclusively to locals and co-operatives in the area. It wasn't until 2003 that Giuseppe Latorraca realized the great potential of old, indigenous Aglianico grapevines, which are grown in the volcanic soils of Mt. Vulture, an ancient extinct volcano.
Along with his wife and sons, he built a new winery near the 16th century Madonna delle Grazie monastery on the hills that surround Venosa. They decided to bottle their first vintage wine with the name "Cantine Madonna delle Grazie".
Today they work a 8.5 hectares of vineyards all planted with the Aglianico grape variety. They take great care to both respect and nurture the unique ecosystems of these hills, which rise to an elevation of 400 to 500 meters.
Cantine Madonna delle Grazie is their work, their life and their home. Guiseppe is very proud that after he is gone, his sons will continue the traditions, values and the culture of our ancestors, producing wine with a deep and genuine respect for the environment.