About the Winery
Villa Schinosa is located outside the spectacular coastal town of Trani. The aristocratic Capece Minutulo family of Naples bears a true love for farming and winemaking. Today, they produce wines from the varieties typical of Southern Italy exclusively from their own grapes. Whites are grown predominantly in tufaceous limestone-based soils, while clay-rich soils are preferred for red varietals, with an average vine age of 20-25 years old. All farming is sustainable and without chemicals. At the current time, the winery is undergoing conversion to organic farming.
Their winemaker, Cristoforo Pastore, is a second-generation enologist and native of Puglia with a captivatingly impressive command of southern Italian varieties and their origins, which he attributes to his father’s strong knowledge and love for all things ‘local’. He is an encyclopedia when it comes to his home turf, knows the grape Uva di Troia intimately and has the deepest knowledge of where it grows best. He is at home in beautiful Trani, with his office just next to the Moscato vineyard of Villa Schinosa