Leone de Castris

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Founded in 1665 by the Spanish Duke Oronzo, Earl of Lemos, in the Italian region of Puglia, Leone de Castris has been exporting wine since the beginning of the 19th century. The wines are the product of culture, innovation and a centuries-old tradition of dedication and passion.

Leone de Castris’ entire range of wines has won awards and received prestigious recognition from all over the world. Their products are present not only in European markets, but also in the USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, and more.

Location of Vineyard

Located close to the winery is Leone de Castris’ high-end restaurant and hotel, Villa Donna Lisa, where they host travelers, foreign delegations and Italians wishing to visit the winery. For centuries Leone de Castris has worked only in Puglia, producing only Apulian products. While some may view this as a limitation, for Leone de Castris, it is a specialty to be proud of. Their mission is to make the highest-quality products possible in the land where they were born and raised.

Winemaking Philosophy

Leone de Castris’ Five Roses Rosato was first produced in 1943. It was the first rosé bottled in Italy and the first to be sold in the U.S. For several generations, each de Castris had five children, hence the name, Five Roses. Along with their famous rosé, the winery produces a wide range of red and white DOC wines (Salice Salentino, Primitivo di Manduria) and interesting IGT Salento and Puglia wines.

Wines

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Messapia Verdeca Bianco Salento IGT

Other White Grape or Blend

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Five Roses Rosato Salento IGT

Negroamaro

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Villa Santera Primitivo di Manduria DOC

Zinfandel/Primitivo

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Maiana Salice Salentino Rosso DOC

Negroamaro

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50th Vendemmia Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva DOC

Negroamaro

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Donna Lisa Salice Salentino Rosso Riserva DOC

Negroamaro

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