Puglia is “the heel” of the boot of peninsular Italy. It is bordered by both the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, giving it one of the longest coastlines of any region in Italy. The flagship red grape of Puglia is Primitivo, a distant cousin of California’s Zinfandel grape. The wines made with Primitivo are luscious, heavy and definitely “food wines”. Another successful and important red wine from Puglia is Salice Salentino, a powerful red wine made primarily with Negroamaro. We are very proud to work with Cantele and Masseria Li Veli, both family-run estates in the heart of Puglia, whose elegant wines offer exceptional value for money.