26.01.2024

The socio-economic sustainability of the territories and the strategic value of training for the new generations. The Equalitas certification, another piece added to the company’s “young” profile. Contributing to the social and economic sustainability of wine-producing territories through the development of individual skills and relationships with the local community. This is the approach rigorously pursued by Tenute Rubino, certified by Equalitas in January 2022. The company’s sustainable commitment in all stages of the supply chain involves continuous monitoring of its performance, responsible use of natural...

04.11.2022

With fun and unusual international pairings, we will take you to the 23 countries where the Tenute Rubino brand is present and, acting as a ‚Äėtasting guide‚Äô, we will take you on a journey of discovery to places near and far, stopping off at the many countries where our wines pair in harmony to local gastronomic culture: for years Tentute Rubino has been an ‚Äėexperience ambassador‚Äô, taking Apulia to the World and the World to Apulia. The international tour of our wines, glass by glass,...

08.07.2022

Falstaff continues to reward wines, varieties and territories with scores supporting the quality achieved in Apulia, Italy’s largest vineyard. Rubino regards Falstaff as an irreproachable point of reference for the German speaking market and for the Brindisi company their annual competition is a fundamental event for those who wish to gain a professional and prestigious presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Consistently entering its wines has enabled to record its evolution from harvest to harvest, with a selection of vintage references, confirming their character and...

07.04.2022

Rubino believes in the economic recovery and pushes its focus on the export market. Introducing new wines and concentrating on communicating through art. For the 54th Edition of the International Exhibition dedicated to Italian wine, Luigi Rubino’s company turns the spotlight onto several initiatives promoting the oenological identity and soul of this specific territory. In the limelight are the four new labels and the Rubino Art Project, a project dedicated to art and all its different expressions. Trust and resilience, for a Vinitaly relaunch. The...

02.12.2021

Visellio XV Harvest, Palombara and Punta Aquila achieve high scores, confirming Primitivo‚Äôs value as the prince of grapes in Apulian winemaking. The international critics bestow extremely respectable scores for Tenute Rubino‚Äôs wines, confirming once again that the quality and oenological identity achieved by the Brindisi-based winery has reached beyond Italian borders. It certainly can‚Äôt go unnoticed the judgement expressed by FalstaffWeinguide – among the most followed specialist wine and gastronomy publications in Austria, Germany and Switzerland ‚Äď on the three labels of choice: Visellio XV...

09.11.2021

Monday 8th November, in the exclusive setting of Borgo Egnazia, Palombara 2019 vintage was unveiled, produced on the agricultural estate of Lizzano in the heart of the DOC Manduria. Palombara is the result of a much broader project, a journey of enhancement and synergy which Tenute Rubino has always found through its connection with Art, the culture and creative point of reference. The presentation of the Palombara Project included the participation of the artist Dino Sambiasi, who created the artwork depicted on the wine label....

24.09.2021

The prestigious Gambero Rosso Guide ‚ÄúVini d‚ÄôItalia 2022‚ÄĚ has awarded the celebrated Oltrem√© Doc Brindisi 2019 vintage with the Tre Bicchieri recognition, for the fifth year in a row.¬† A true record in continuity for Tenute Rubino‚Äôs Susumaniello, a moment of great acknowledgment, demonstrating the important connection between the judgement of wine critics from a renowned guide and the daily appreciation shown by many wine- lovers who choose to share their special moments with it. Susumaniello, a constant in the Apulian ampelographic scene Susumaniello is...

17.05.2021

An unforgettable and emotional vertical tasting Tenute Rubino‚Äôs Cru takes centre stage in an extraordinary vertical tasting, with a selection of its best vintages (2016, 2012 and 2010) which have shaped the story of this powerful and intense Primitivo. Pure Salento, bottled and offered to true wine enthusiasts.     Brindisi- A journey back in time, starting with the vintage currently on the market, the 2016, to the 2010. A unique and unforgettable wine sensory journey, dedicated to a true star of the Apulian winemaking...

15.04.2021

Single varietal Susumaniello sharing the story of coastal viticulture Salento soul, Brindisi tradition: it’s in this precise area of Puglia that Susumaniello, black grape varietal, has found its natural home. A traditional variety with a versatile nature, it perfectly expresses the coastal viticulture when vinified as a rose’. After ageing for 5 months in stainless steel and another 2 months in the bottle, Torre Testa is ready. A wine with a clear identity and which is immediately recognisable for its freshness, sapidity, long finish and...

25.03.2021

AN EXTRACT OF SALENTO DEDICATED TO GREAT ENTHUSIASTS. It was the year 2000, and among the vines of Uggio, with its first harvest, Visellio was created, a single-variety Primitivo, intense and powerful. Today we celebrate the 15 harvests of this wine that time has led to become a renowned expression of Primitivo Salentino in its Brindisi version: the most elegant, more structured and austere. Through the years, Visellio, harvest after harvest, selecting only the best vintages, has written its own story, that of Tenute Rubino’s...

24.02.2021

Jaddico is Tenute Rubino’s love letter to its most important wine estate. The name is an homage to the area north of Brindisi that is home to a large part of the vineyards. This area, afterall, can boast a thousand-year-old viticultural vocation, and the Jaddico estate was once part of four-thousand-acre Romanfundus, as attested by the numerous archaeological findings unearthed here and in the nearby estate of Marmorelle. Proximity to the sea and constant ventilation, together with its sandy soils all concur in making this...

27.11.2020

Elegance, prestige and exclusiveness. This is our gift idea for the 2020 holidays, from sparkling wines to important reds. Precious bottles to be shared with loved ones, in the comfort of your own home, or as a gift to old friends. Minimalism and elegance are the hallmarks of the gift packaging for this long awaited Christmas. Starting with the gift boxes dedicated to Oltreme’, an impressive wine from the Apulian wine making tradition, presented to wine lovers in collectible gift boxes. Two of the gift...

14.10.2020

Gianc√≤la is a white wine from Salento, one of Tenute Rubino’s top-quality labels. A wine that combines sensorial intensity with a distinctive elegance and a surprising longevity. Those who have the chance to savour the earliest vintages ‚Äď preserved in the knowledge that time can only enhance its texture and aromatic profile ‚Äďexperience a pleasure that seems almost paradoxical, as Puglia is best known mainly for its red wines to lay down.¬† So yes, what we are dealing with is a maverick, an unusual an...

24.09.2020

Wednesday 7 October a unique event in our cellar, an afternoon dedicated to yoga and wine! Soft lights and sweet background music will accompany you during this sensory journey made of emotions, sensations, aromas and flavors: Tenute Rubino opens the doors of its cellar to host yoga classes. An exclusive appointment in the charming corridor overlooking the barrel room, where the scent of incense will become one with that of the wine that is slowly maturing in the barrels. And it is in this atmosphere...

03.04.2020

Saturnino is back and it is time to get the party started! The new vintage will spirit you away to the sweetest Apulian summer, a kaleidoscope of memories that smell of sea breeze. Saturnino is one of Salento’s most sought-after rosé wines, the crowning gem of a tradition that Luigi Rubino has innovated by creating a dedicated production protocol. Only a few hours of contact of the skins with the must, to extract all the aromatic charge of the Negroamaro grapes. Saturnino is obtained from...

03.04.2020

A new report from Monica Larner, esteemed contributor to the magazine founded by Robert Parker, enthusiastically celebrates the Cru of Luigi Rubino’s company. Varietal typicality and modern viticulture: this combination is the key to success. ‚ÄúPuglia is the clicking song of summer cicadas, the pungent smell of red earth and dry hay, the flickering shadows of wispy olive branches and the incandescent light that reflects off whitewashed villages‚ÄĚ, with this arresting image Monica Larner, wine journalist and Italian reviewer for The Wine Advocate, introduces her...

29.03.2020

Salende brings to mind a foreign traveller who, upon visiting Salento for the first time, falls in love with the region and chooses it as his home. A monovarietal Vermentino, this grape has found in the countryside of Brindisi a terroir that allows it to express unusual nuances ‚Äď not unlike a caressing summer breeze, bringing back memories and emotions we had almost forgotten. The wine charms us with its pervading and vibrant energy, akin to the liveliness of the countryside surrounding the Ugg√¨o estate...

24.03.2020

A sunset rendezvous on the seafront of Jaddico, as the sun paints the sky pink and the sea breeze gently whispers through the vines. It is with this image in mind that we present to you our Torre Testa Rosato 2019, a rosé cru endowed with exceptional freshness, sapidity, persistence and a vibrant Mediterranean personality.  A wine able to express all the authenticity of a terroir made unique by its proximity the sea: Jaddico is, in fact, an estate devoted to maritime viticulture. After an...

13.03.2020

A journey across Puglia‚Äôs viticultural history   From as early as the 1st century BC, the land that is now home to the vineyards of Jaddico and Marmorelle was at the heart of a thriving viticultural tradition. The Adriatic coastline has been a land of confluence, a cultural crossroad since ancient times, especially the stretch of land that runs from Brindisi to Santa Maria di Leuca, due to its strategic location and geographical conformation. On the shores of the Adriatic Sea, along the Brindisi coast...

26.09.2019

Three glasses for Oltrem√® 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, Gambero Rosso’s prestigious Vini d’Italia 2020 wine guide rewards the Susumaniello Project with its highest award for the year‚Äôs most innovative wines. Luigi Rubino: “Quality confirmed vintage after vintage, for a label supported by the growing appreciation of wine enthusiasts worldwide”. Brindisi, September 26, 2020 – Once again a prestigious wine guide rewards Tenute Rubino‚Äôs Susumaniello Project. For the fourth consecutive year, Gambero Rosso has awarded its coveted Three glasses for Oltrem√® 2018, including it...

11.09.2019

The heart of Tenute Rubino‚Äôs ‚ÄúSusumaniello project‚ÄĚ, Torre Testa receives Vitae‚Äôs Four Vines from the prestigious Italian Sommelier Association Brindisi ‚Äď September 2019. From its beginnings in 2000, the Susumaniello project has been the heart of Luigi Rubino’s winemaking philosophy, the meeting point of tradition and innovation in an area, the countryside of Brindisi, known for its thousand-year old viticultural vocation. The native Susumaniello is in fact an authentic heirloom variety of the Salento region, one which Tenute Rubino has rescued from oblivion. The emblem...

02.04.2019

Vinitaly 2019. Celebrating the winery’s 20th harvest, the success of the Susumaniello Project and a newly restyled packaging for the Crus: all the latest news from Tenute Rubino at Verona’s wineexpo At Vinitaly 2019 , Tenute Rubino will celebrate an important milestone: 2019 is the year of the company’s twentieth harvest. As in the past editions, Tenute Rubino will attend this important wine fair and welcomes all visitors to Pavilion 11 (Puglia) corridor G3, to share its joy for the success of a wine-making project...

05.03.2019

Puglia’s Promise Beyond Primitivo Remote, rugged, rural and not as sexy as its Italian counterparts in Sicily, Rome or Florence, Puglia has been somewhat of a wallflower. Read More

05.03.2019

The Brindisi-based winery flies to D√ľsseldorf to celebrate its first twenty vintages and a great performance in Germany and other Northern European markets. All the latest vintages, new eye-catching labels for the Crus and great scores received from Falstaff in its Primitivo Wine Trophy. Luigi Rubino: “Today’s wine lovers seek identity but also a fresh and contemporary drinking experience”. Brindisi ‚Äď March 5th 2019. Prowein 2019, which will take place in March 17-19, marks the beginning of this year’s calendar of international wine fairs. Tenute...

21.01.2019

Organized by Wine Academy Italia, the prestigious international wine qualification will be hosted in Puglia for the first time   To say wine is to say, above all, culture. As if studying a unique world encyclopaedia, learning about wine means coming to know about all the different areas of production, the numerous native varieties, different farming and winemaking practices and how each play a role in shaping the finished product. A vast and complex field that requires specific training for those who want to become...

20.12.2018

From JamesSuckling.com a score of 91 points to Jaddico Riserva 2015 and Visellio 2015 From the words of James Suckling, one of the world’s most influential wine critics, one more important recognition ofTenute Rubino‘s commitment towards promoting the finest grapes of the Apulian region, with a particular focus on the native cultivars of Salento, developing a modern approach to viticulture appreciated by consumers all over the world. In his latest review of the best wines from Southern Italy and Sardinia forJamesSuckling.com, the American journalist and...

18.12.2018

Join Sommelier Jessica Altieri for an exclusive Sip Some Puglia featured segment with Tenute Rubino. Tenute Rubino distributes and markets its products in over 20 foreign countries under the leadership of Luigi Rubino. Join Luigi, Romina Leopardi and the team that makes this family owned vineyard a special place to treasure and enjoy. Read full article here >

05.11.2018

There are many native Italian varietals and they never cease to amaze. In the region of Puglia, the time has come for Susumaniello, which has successfully been cultivated in Salento by Tenute Rubino. Read full article here >

02.10.2018

Quattro Viti for Torre Testa 2016, Tre Bicchieri for Oltremé 2017 and Cinque Grappoli for Visellio 2016: high praise from Italy’s leading wine guides Autumn is the time dedicated to wine guides and Tenute Rubino is proud of the excellent ratings received in recognition of the company’s commitment to promoting the richness and quality of the Apulian wine region. Italy’s most distinguished wine guides confirm the value of a wine-making project focused on the respectful and innovative rediscovery of Puglia’s traditional wines. Once again, Susumaiello...

17.09.2018

An easy to prepare dish and a glass of  Torre Testa Rosé: a delicious yellow pepper tartlet with Apulian Burrata meets Tenute Rubino’s signature Susumaniello Rosé The journey continues with the third instalment of Opera Food’s video recipes featuring the wines of Tenute Rubino, a journey through the flavours of the Italian region of Puglia and its culinary traditions. Today, we stop in Lecce to visit the elegant Osteria degli Spiriti where we’ll discover a dish created by chef Tiziana Perangeli: a yellow pepper tartlet...

30.08.2018

Falstaff releaseS the results of its ‚ÄúItalian ros√® TROPHY‚ÄĚ: TORRE TESTA ROS√Č and SATURNINO have enticed the tasters of the prestigious german magazine and are now included in their LIST OF italy‚Äôs finest Tenute Rubino’s summer has been full of surprises and important international awards. One such recognition is the one expressed by Falstaff magazine, a leading wine&food publication available in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, in praise of the estate‚Äôs Torre Testa Ros√© and Saturnino, which have passed with flying colours the tasters‚Äô evaluation of...

14.06.2018

Un altro importante riconoscimento è stato ottenuto da Tenute Rubino: siamo lieti di comunicarvi che il nostro Saturnino 2017 è stato premiato con la Medaglia d’Oro del concorso mondiale del vino TASTING.COM ottenendo il famigerato punteggio di 91 punti.

18.05.2018

Susumaniello is an Apulian native variety enjoying a moment of great popularity thanks to its enticing organoleptic qualities. In just over a month the release of a new limited edition will strengthen its budding reputation. Stay tuned! It takes time to create wines of great depth. Years of study, attention to cultivation practices and optimal harvesting times plus a strong commitment to the work in the cellar, where micro-vinification and blending processes are repeated until the desired, dreamed-of wine is finally achieved, the one able...

17.11.2017

In Japan, comics are recognised as an art form in a fully authorial sense. They are not a niche interest limited to a small and specific readership, quite the opposite: in the Land of the Rising Sun, Manga are considered worthy of the same serious consideration as, for example, literary fiction and they represent an important tool of collective catharsis through which the structures of reality are decoded and processed. It is no surprise, then, that a Manga series such as Kami no Shizuku (Drops...

11.04.2017

THE BRIDGE Once again, it has been a very long day. Every second of it was lived to the full. Cell phones have run out of juice, even the phone chargers look tired from having fulfilled their duty countless times. His shirt has long lost its freshly-ironed morning crispness, looks like it has had enough of being tucked in and straightened up for the millionth time. – I can‚Äôt wait to get to the hotel- he tells her. ‚Äď Me too ‚Äď replies¬†Romina, his wife....

04.04.2017

We don’t know if, after so many years, Luigi Rubino has a clear memory of the first time he set foot with his father onto the land of Jaddico. Like all children, he had yet to gain full knowledge of his future passions and aspirations. He couldn’t know that the person he’d become would be inseparable from this deep, sandy soil kissed by the sea. The same soil, that of the area lying just north of his hometown of Brindisi, his future self would touch, study, breathe in...

18.10.2016

How was¬†harvest 2016?¬†Many people ask, mindful of the heavy rains that have affected some areas of Salento in the second week of September. A few days after completing the operations in the vineyard, ¬†we decided to listen from the voice of¬†Luigi Rubino,¬†the¬†balance¬†of this ¬†troubled vintage. Surprises are¬†right behind the door. “First, it is worth specifying that we cannot use the word troubled for harvest¬†2016 – says the founder of Tenute Rubino – We had heavy rainfall from¬†September 5 to 10, but until then, the weather...

03.06.2016

Happiness is at home in the¬†streets of Ceglie Messapica. Back to the¬†Festival of Games and traditions, organized by the very active boys of Casarmonica, cultural association which since last year has also been involved in the animation of our¬†Womens’ harvest. Casarmonica manages more than¬†150 volunteers¬†who, for the duration of the long weekend (starting today, June 16), will organize the games along the streets of the old town. Their work is essential to allow¬†acrobats, break dancers, parkour and skaters from all over the world to showcase...

15.10.2015

We continue our journey into the colour of the wine by analysing the characteristics of white wines. Refreshing and pleasant, very often white wines enchant the eye through their bright colours, a proof of their vivid acidity. All in all a good presence of acidity and minerality is what every producer aims to in the making of a white wine, whose main purpose is torefresh the palate of the consumer by stimulating salivation. Greenish yellow This colour indicates young wines with strong acidity. Never as in this...

29.09.2015

In the sensory analysis of wine, one of the most commonly overlooked aspects is the visual examination. Think about it, as soon as a glass of wine is served, people start looking for scents right away, often without even looking at the content of the glass. Instead, visual examination is of fundamental importance for understanding the wine we are facing and provides us with useful indications on the product: ‚ÄĘ Alcohol content and structure ‚ÄĘ Winemaking techniques ‚ÄĘ Grape variety ‚ÄĘ State of development More...

17.09.2015

Making wine is an art, you know. More and more people are fascinated by this art, which in this period is in full swing. Being here in the cellar, where everything happens, observing the various stages of winemaking is a privilege of great importance for any winelover. Unloading of grapes, destemming, crushing and fermentation, the operations are various and challenging. Glancing over the pipes that run between a machine and the other one, we are driven by curiosity¬†“as a fly drowning in wine, looking for...

08.08.2015

Let’s continue our journey through the sights and good flavours of Puglia. In the last stage we drove across the area North of Bari, now is the turn of the Murgia, the most central part of the region, one of the few hills in a land dominated by plains. Today’s route starts from Castel del Monte, where our previous trip had ended and heads to Gioia del Colle. This land is home to Primitivo grapes, thanks to the work of selection that took place in late 18th century by Don Filippo Francesco...

29.07.2015

Puglia is actually one of the most desired Italian travel destinations. Sea, gastronomy, hospitality and culture create an irresistible mix, which drives visitors to return and very often to dream of spending the rest of their life in the heel of Italy. As good residents in love with this land, we try to suggest places and traditions to experience first-hand during a holiday in Puglia, with a privileged eye towards wine tourism, our main field of action. The Bari Palese Airport is the main gateway to the region, hence today’s itinerary...

12.07.2015

We recently spoke about how to cool down wine quickly. Now, let’s try to understand which is the ideal serving temperature for each wine. Temperature strongly affects the perception of edibles. Cold, in particular, prevents us from clearly evaluating all of their organoleptic characteristics, making them less scented and less tasty. This feeling is evident when we taste ice cream: as soon as we extract it from the freezer, it is way less tasty than when it starts to melt and drawing lines on our cone. Thus, we can say...

02.07.2015

The smell that comes out of the kitchen whets the appetite, the table is well laid and guests are coming. Everything is ready for the dinner on the terrace you were waiting for a long time. Now you can finally use your brand new outdoor table, causing once more wonder and admiration among diners. The wine has been carefully selected to best match each course. Everything is going great, when your conscience hits you with a sudden thought: no one put the wine in the fridge....

23.06.2015

Dear Friends, the temperature is rising and naturally, our diet is changing towards a different style, in order to avoid digesting issues. Thus, let’s shunt the baked pork shin recipe (yes, we know that you were getting rather clever at it) and start to prepare delicious rice salads, cold pasta and light recipes in general. Just like changing the wardrobe from winter to summer, our wine consumption habits must vary accordingly. We would like to give you three easy tips to appreciate wine at its best, even when the temperature is above...

15.06.2015

Since a few weeks, our vineyards have a charming green colour. The vegetative phase of plant growth has gradually been substituted by the blooming one and walking through the rows is a regenerating experience. A couple of weeks ago we spent some time at the Jaddico estate, with this and other purposes in mind. Because even if we work for a farm, when you spend all your working time inside the office, you risk losing the fundamental connection with the land, with the soil. Our ladies were busy with green pruning the vines and taught...

09.06.2015

  Dear friends of Tenute Rubino, welcome back. It is now three months since¬†Vinitaly 2015¬†and we started missing the temporary blog experience, because we really liked it. So much that we decided to reactivate this informal, intimate communication channel, with which we can tell you about¬†people and episodes related to the magical art of winemaking. Here in¬†Salento¬†summer is already ongoing, even though the calendar says it is not true. In these hot days, the attendance of¬†Ros√©xpo¬†and¬†Negroamaro wine festival¬†engaged us totally, getting to sacrifice even the...

10.03.2015

Last week we received great news: our Punta Aquila 2012 was awarded silver medal at the MUNDUS VINI International competition. A prize that coincides with the official presentation of a new special packaging of the same wine, now available in a very smart magnum bottle too. The 1,5 litre bottle is the most common amongst special formats, its name suddenly reminds of grandeur. A magnificence that is emphasized even more while rising through the inviting scale of special sizes. The usage of the French word grandeur is not casual, because throughout...

05.03.2015

Francesco Schirinzi, Sales area manager for the Brindisi province, is in charge of the important task of representing¬†Tenute Rubino on its very own territory, on the land on which the company‚Äôs vineyards and headquarters lie. A territory full of natural treasures, of which the monumental olive trees valley is one of the main gems. The millennial olive trees valley a UNESCO World Heritage site. When I first read about it, I taught ‚ÄúWow, I wish it were!‚ÄĚ. How much would our territory benefit from such...

03.03.2015

Massimiliano Lucia is Sales area manager Italia at Tenute Rubino. His job requires frequent and long journeys. On the road, music is a loyal travel buddy. Vinitaly is about to start and the team that is going to represent Tenute Rubino in Verona is already packing. In order to relax during the long journey from Brindisi to the heart of Veneto, I’ve cherry-picked a few songs, for a great wine playlist. Songs and wine, a perfect match. How many songs do you know about wine? Here in Salento there is...

01.03.2015

  Angelo Turi is in charge of wine tourism and online communication at Tenute Rubino. Sommelier and journalist, in this post he gives us meaningful considerations about consumption choices when it comes to wine, and not only that. Certain choices can change your life. Choosing a wine instead of another is not one of those, perhaps. Nevertheless when we choose a wine, either at the supermarket or at the restaurant and in a bar, we are unconsciously taking a position. At the end of the...

22.02.2015

Luigi is Tenute Rubino’s owner. The company named after his family has a mission: to promote the quality of native local varieties. Within this productive philosophy, Susumaniello is THE product of Tenute Rubino, a company that is preparing for Vinitaly 2015 with a clear vision: consumers ask for authenticity, Susumaniello is the answer. The Susumaniello grapes are Brindisi wine fingerprints. Tenute Rubino is located in the middle of Salento, the land at the very end of Puglia formed by the provinces of Lecce, Taranto and Brindisi. While Negroamaro...

21.02.2015

Romina Leopardi is head of Marketing and Communications at Tenute Rubino. All the choices that concern the corporate image are under her control. Thus, her voice is the most appropriate in order to tell the story of the preparation of Vinitaly 2015, from the point of view of an exhibitor. Vinitaly is one of the main appointments of our yearly schedule. To take part in the fair means to participate to the biggest gathering of wine stakeholders in Italy, thus having the chance of renewing...

20.02.2015

  The road that leads Tenute Rubino to the¬†2015 edition of Vinitaly¬†will be told in first person by those who will travel the long journey¬†from Brindisi to Verona. New and old friends will tell stories about the company and its projects while traveling the 923 Km that divide the region of Puglia from Veneto. They will pass through the small cities and beautiful landscapes of Molise, Abruzzo, Marche and Emilia Romagna, regions that are home of some of the most precious jewels of Italy: beaches,...