Our Castle

If the world were as “puer Apuliae” Frederick II once dreamed, it would be a world dedicated to tolerance, the appreciation of beauty and the fruits of the earth. His Castel del Monte, considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world, sits resplendent on the hill, surrounded by vineyards. We cannot know what wines were served during dinners based on game, but we like to imagine that Frederick II once toasted Puglia with a glass of Nero di Troia

Our castle

If the world were as “puer Apuliae” Frederick II once dreamed, it would be a world dedicated to tolerance, the appreciation of beauty and the fruits of the earth. His Castel del Monte, considered by many to be the most beautiful in the world, sits resplendent on the hill, surrounded by vineyards. We cannot know what wines were served during dinners based on game, but we like to imagine that Frederick II once toasted Puglia with a glass of Nero di Troia

Our Cooperative Winery

The Ruvo di Puglia winery was founded in 1960, by an original group of 27 winemakers who decided to set up a cooperative to increase their negotiating power when selling grapes, as the buyers were traditionally large national groups. Over the years, the cooperative has changed its objectives, developing from a simple producer of must to a winery able to produce excellent bottled wines. In 2010 new oenological equipment was introduced, designed to enhance the qualities of the native grape varieties of Puglia which express the unique power and elegance of an inimitable terroir.
Today the cooperative is one of the most important of its kind in Southern Italy, with over 500 partners and a harvest of over 10,000 tonnes of grapes.

Our brand

“Cantina della Riforma Fondiaria” is our cooperative’s historic name, and it is from this the acronym “Crifo”, the word we have always marked our wines with, is derived. The Gryphon, a mythological creature sculpted by ancient architects onto the facade of the Ruvo cathedral to protect the village and the faithful, completes our brand identity and ensures we never forget where we came from.

Our Brand

“Cantina della Riforma Fondiaria” is our cooperative’s historic name, and it is from this the acronym “Crifo”, the word we have always marked our wines with, is derived. The Gryphon, a mythological creature sculpted by ancient architects onto the facade of the Ruvo cathedral to protect the village and the faithful, completes our brand identity and ensures we never forget where we came from.

Our land

“Cantina della Riforma Fondiaria” is our cooperative’s historic name, and it is from this the acronym “Crifo”, the word we have always marked our wines with, is derived. The Gryphon, a mythological creature sculpted by ancient architects onto the facade of the Ruvo cathedral to protect the village and the faithful, completes our brand identity and ensures we never forget where we came from.

Our values

In this area of Puglia a rural world, with the values of authenticity, the love of work and respect for nature lives on. The challenge faced by Cantina di Ruvo di Puglia has been to transmit these ancient values while integrating them with the progress and innovation in winemaking and logistics. Today we can say, thanks to commercial success, awards and prizes won on a national and international level, that this challenge has been met with success.

Our values

In this area of Puglia a rural world, with the values of authenticity, the love of work and respect for nature lives on. The challenge faced by Cantina di Ruvo di Puglia has been to transmit these ancient values while integrating them with the progress and innovation in winemaking and logistics. Today we can say, thanks to commercial success, awards and prizes won on a national and international level, that this challenge has been met with success.