The winery

The first harvest is still on my mind. It was September 2004. It was almost like a party for all my family. I was just twenty and fully responsible for the success or failure of our first grape harvest. Everything ought to be perfect. The first fermentations of white Malvasia, collected close to the cellar, the first decanting. The first labels with our brand name and the first cases shipped overseas. Joys, worries and fears. Somebody appreciated our job, others didn’t trust it. However, year after year, harvest after harvest we have succeeded. I am still looking personally after the exclusively hand-made grape harvesting, in boxes. Just like in the past, the whole family participate actively, following the whole process in the vineyard.

Every year we harvest only the grapes grown in our vineyards, about 1000 qli of local grapes such as Nero di Troia, white Malvasia, Bombino bianco etc. And every year we bottle and refine in our underground cellars about 70000 bottles to be shipped both on a national and international level. Is it that all? No, absolutely. We not only work in our vineyards and cellars, but also outside, by promoting our territory, supporting our productions, continuously looking for local Apulian vines as well as experimenting innovative wine-making technologies aiming at drastically reducing the human impact on wines.

The cellar

There are two main ingredients in this story: the Mazzone family and their passion for this land. Everything started in the ‘70s when Domenico, Francesco’s father, Giuseppe and Massimo inherited from their father little but selected plots of land near Ruvo. Vineyards, orchards and olive groves were the typical scenario at that time, that eventually has become the farm reality. However, the factory took its shape after Francesco, the elder son, got his diploma as an enotecnician at the institute in Locorotondo and later on the title of enologist at Ancona university: from that moment on the dream became true. The building of the underground cellar, realizing new and modern vineyard installations, the purchase of the first casks and barrique made of French oak from the Garbellotto factory, the glittering steel tanks for vinification, were the first real step towards the future new life.


Our History


The foundation of the factory

The Mazzone farm was founded by Ciccillo (farmer) and his son Mimmo (farmer). Both the grape and olive productions were intended for the big factories of that time.



The factory starts growing

Francesco, the first son of Mimmo and Rosaria, moved to Locorotondo when he was 14 in order to start his viticulture and enological studies at the local school.



The first label

The cellar is built, the first working machineries are bought and also the first white Malvasia production started. The first label is Immensus. Francesco becomes eno-tecnician.



The first red wines

The first red grapes wine making is started. The first labels are Barrique and Rovi from Sangiovese grapes.



New vineyards

New espallier vineyards of Nero di Troia, Bombino bianco and Minutolo are implanted. For the first time our wines are sold abroad, particularly in the U.S.A.



The Filotorto is born

A new label Filotorto is created, pure Nero di troia, which is still today the most representative wine of the Mazzone production.



Francesco's degree

Francesco graduates in “Viticoltura and Enologia” at the Marche University



Dessert wine is born

The winery participates to the Wine Week in New York. The first passito label Collezione jazzisti is created.



Luciana arrives

Luciana starts working in the winery as Customer service Excecutive.



The outlet is opened.

The winery outlet is opened.



Prize-giving at Merano wine festival

During the 4th November celebrations- the National Armed Forces Day, Mazzone Winery is an official partner of Italian Embassy in Washington.



Prize-giving at Merano wine festival

Mazzone farm participates as a guest at the Sarasota winefest. Its nero di troia “Filotorto” and white Malvasia “Immensus” are prize winner attt the Merano wine festival.