Donato Mastrodomenico:

«A challenging yet rewarding land»

In the late seventies, Donato Mastrodomenico, an Apulian agronomist and a passionate winemaker, fosters the land development of the Notarchirico locality, in the countryside of Venosa, in Aglianico del Vulture vineyards, giving impetus to the enological vocation of the territory.
In the late nineties, he takes the boldest step of his life planting this precious local grape variety in Acquarossa Piano della Mezzana, locality in the countryside of Rapolla on the land of his wife, Dina Grimolizzi – an energetic and genuine Lucanian woman – showing foresight and deep dedication.
His plan demands a great deal of time and effort, however the expertise and courage of Donato, better known as the Professor by locals, manage to give shape to an ambitious project.
«A challenging yet rewarding land», he often says.
Over time, his intuitions prove successful and together with his son and daughter, Giuseppe and Emanuela, decides to vinify his own grapes with the aim of producing only high quality wines, resulted from a volcanic and wild territory: the Vulture, in the heart of Basilicata.

Tradition, innovation and respect for the environment: the Farm to Fork traceability project.

In 2011 Giuseppe, graduated in Engineering Management from the Polytechnic University of Turin, develops a futuristic partnership with the European Consortium Farm To Fork, creating a pilot project capable of tracing our products, from the grape growing to wine bottling. An ambitious project funded by the European Union, which involves companies and universities scattered all over the Old Continent.
Starting from the year 2011, the consumer has been able to consult, through a QR code, the entire history of a single bottle: the pedoclimatic conditions, the date of harvest, the refinement, the final bottling. All data are captured by a network of sensors (WSN) conveniently designed and implemented on the ground.

Likos 2015

1th Prize Radici South Italy 2019
Vinous 92
Parker 91

Mòs 2016

Vinous 87
Parker 88

Fonte del Ceraso 2019

Vinous 90


Shekàr 2012

Medusa Awards 2015
Excellence of the territory


The Territory

Our cellars are entirely dug into the volcanic tuff and they are located in Barile, a small town on the eastern slopes of Mount Vulture, in Basilicata. They are located along the ancient road network, from the Via Herculia to the Regi Cammini (Royal Paths), up to the national road that once connected Contursi to Barletta. Furthermore, Barile is part of important Italian Associations, having been recognized as City of Wine and City of Oil.