About us

about us

Producers of great wines since 2015

Ours is a story of transformation. Through constant commitment and deep dedication, we have transformed a piece of land that was in a state of semi-abandonment into a vineyard of excellence.
We have taken over an area historically suited to viticulture that has the right soil and climate characteristics for the development of high quality grapes. It is also located on the route of the ancient Via Appia, a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage status and a destination for pilgrims and lovers of ancient roads and slow tourism.

The renovation is not limited to the land and the vineyards, but also extends to the experience we offer to those who choose to visit our vineyards. Following a major renovation, we transformed an old 16th century farmhouse into an elegant tasting room where we welcome our guests after a walk through the vineyards and a stop on the lake view terrace.


Our Structure

The vines, carefully selected to suit the unique soil and climate of this area, grow luxuriantly between Lake Cillarese and the Adriatic Sea. The breeze from these waters helps create an ideal microclimate for optimal grape ripening, giving our wines a distinctive character and unique profile. We have chosen to cultivate mainly the indigenous varieties of Brindisi and Salento. With the purchase of this land we inherited a hectare of Negroamaro over sixty years old, cultivated with the alberello system, with which we produce a wine, Masada, which is somewhat of a symbol of our winery. We also grow Susumaniello, Malvasia Nera di Brindisi, Primitivo, Minutolo and Vermentino.


Environmental Sustainability

Since the Company’s foundation in 2015, we have taken significant steps to improve our ecological impact. We have planted 1,057 new trees and the cultivation of 67,500 vine plants. A recent study conducted by the University of Florence indicates that one hectare with 4,500 vine plants has the capacity to absorb over 16 tonnes of CO2 per year. Consequently, through our vines and trees, we absorb about 600 tonnes of CO2 per year. To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to the environmental benefit obtained by about 2,700 cars each travelling about 20,000 km in a year.

Furthermore, we have implemented a sustainable energy solution by self-producing our own energy through a photovoltaic power plant. This approach not only reduces our environmental footprint, but also reflects our dedication to self-sufficiency and responsible resource management. By integrating these environmentally sustainable practices into our operations, we aim to contribute positively to the environment and inspire others to adopt sustainable practices in their own projects.



Our Team



After a long experience in politics and administration, together with Vittorio Bruno Stamerra and other partners, he decided to undertake the wine business with the intention of recovering the ancient tradition of the territory and valorising its native vines. He passionately conducts the work of the company with the aim of bringing new generations closer to the wine production chain.


Pizzolante Leuzzi

An oenologist from Salento known for his expertise and experience, he is a great connoisseur of the territory’s wine sector and its many complexities and potentialities. His oenological management, he signs the wines of Tenute Lu Spada with style, tradition and passion.



From Mesagne, a degree from the University of Bologna in Agricultural Science and Technology, a Master’s degree in sustainable farming practices to be implemented right here on the Adriatic-Ionian coast and a second Master’s degree in olive growing. He has worked for multiple companies and public bodies throughout Italy. In 2016, he joined the team of Tenute Lu Spada providing nutritional and phytosanitary consultancy of the areas under vine.




From Brindisi, a degree in Bologna, Master’s degree in Business Management and Marketing from the University of California, he worked for an American multinational in Ireland before returning to his hometown where in 2019 he met the Tenute Lu Spada project.