It all originates from a dream of our father, Bruno Garofano - a well-known oenologist - who in 1998 decided to put his experience at the service of us children, to start a winemaking business in the heart of one of the most suitable areas of Puglia.
We are in the historic center of Manduria and ours is a simple philosophy, valid both in the three hectares of vineyard and in the cellar: no shortcuts, very few targeted interventions .
Our goal is to produce wines in limited quantities, interpreters of the best expression of our territory because, with us, nothing goes into the bottle if it is not of excellent quality, our starting point and final destination . We focus a lot on the natives, with a special attention to the primitive.
With our father's car, we follow the entire production process, one cultivating and taking care of the vineyard, the other - as a biologist - following the technical part of the production and especially supervising the fermentation. We made the choice - determined and courageous - to return to the land, and for us this is the best of all possible worlds. We like to be called farmers: we believe in this territory and we proudly carry forward its voice, convinced that it has immense potential.
At Antico Palmento, producing wine is the art of accompanying a natural process, with fidelity to traditions and the courage to look to the future.
Our wines are essential and authentic, stripped of all the superfluous and able to go straight to the heart . What do they smell like? Of a united family.
Mariangela and Gabriele Garofano