A ruin, just a few abandoned piles of stone on the Tavoliere plain. Thirty years ago, the Contessa Staffa masseria, or farm, was just that, and it took immense labour and efforts to restore it to life. Today, its courtyard is the piazza around which revolves our daily life, its rhythms marked by the seasons and the harvests. Autumn sees the crushing of the grapes, then in winter it is the turn of the olive oil and the artichokes, and with the return of good weather we see the tomatoes and the vegetables that are enjoyed so fresh.
Around the courtyard are the storage areas for the products, the wine cellar, and the barrel area for ageing the wines. The masseria, dating back to the 1700s, is located between the city of Cerignola and the sea, just a few kilometres from Saline di Margherita di Savoia.
The soils, of alluvial origin, are fairly dry, with abundant gravel and limestone. The weather is mild in the winter, very hot and always windy in the summer: the tramontana and scirocco winds, the first from the north and the second a hot wind from the south, blow through the vineyards, creating ideal condition for both grapevines and olive trees. Refreshing crispness and full flavours are, in fact, the hallmarks of all of our products.
The Contessa Staffa masseria is open year round to its friends and visitors.