Conti Zecca tells a story spanning five centuries, a story made of passion, tradition and innovation which led the company to become one of the most important wineries in Salento and Puglia. It was 1580 when the Zecca family from Naples decided to move to Puglia and more precisely to Leverano, in the heart of Salento, to start an intense agricultural activity on their properties.
Over the centuries the production tradition evolved so much that Pope Leo XIII in 1884 conferred the title of Earls on the Zecca family, in recognition of the excellent results achieved.
In 1935 Alcibiade Zecca decided to make wine on his own using the grapes from his estates: thus he founded the winery of Leverano. Today the heirs, the brothers Alcibiade, Francesco, Luciano and Mario Zecca, passionately manage the family business and their four estates (Cantalupi, Donna Marzia, Saraceno and Santo Stefano), following with meticulous care the entire production: from the selection of the vines and the most suitable soil and climate conditions up to the bottling and marketing of the final product. All this process follows the company protocol based on the best precision farming techniques, fewer operations in the vineyard and easier procedures, thus integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability.
The annual production of Conti Zecca is around 2,800,000 bottles. A wide range of red, rosé and white wines is produced: from the "Estate's Wines" (Donna Marzia, Cantalupi, Santo Stefano and Saraceno estate) to the best wine selections, divided into 100% monovarietal (Negroamaro, Primitivo, Malvasia and Fiano) and blend wine. The vine varieties used are those expected by the IGT and DOC regulations that have always characterized the Conti Zecca production, in which each line has its own identity that makes it unique and different from the others.