Founded in 1999 by the Falvo family, Masseria Li Veli has earned a reputation worldwide for producing premium, authentic wines characteristic of Puglia, helping to transform the image of the region. Set over 33ha, Li Veli’s vineyards are planted to indigenous grapes, including some rarely-seen local varieties.
Located on an ancient Messapian site dominating the fertile and sunny Salento plain in southern Puglia, between the Ionic and Adriatic Sea.
All wines are produced in the large cellar built in a light coloured stone, carparo, similar to the local pietra leccese. Beyond the main entrance is the barrel cellar, protected by a large glass door and located on the ground level beneath groin vaults.
All of the estate’s wines feature a quartet of little crosses on their labels – this was the original and distinctive signature of the first illiterate owner on the property deeds – in a lovely nod to their humble origins.