MONTEMAJOR WAS CREATED WITH THE DESIRE TO GIVE TO THE SOUTH, OR RATHER TO THE ENTIRE MEDITERRANEAN AREA, A COMMON UNDERSTANDING, WHICH ENCLOSES ITS

HISTORY, TRADITION AND TERRITORY. 

MONTE MAGGIORE IS A 261 METERS HIGH HILL LOCATED NEAR TO THE LEFT BANK OF OFANTO RIVER IN THE PROVINCE OF FOGGIA. 

THIS ISOLATED MOUNTAIN STANDS ON A PLAIN,

FAR FROM ANY TOWN NEAR THE TRATTURI ROAD, THAT LOCAL SHEPERDS USED FOR CENTURIES . 

THIS AREA IS KNOWN FOR THE “BATTLE OF MONTE MAGGIORE” BETWEEN THE NORMANS AND BYZANTINES, WHICH MARKED AN IMPORTANT VICTORY ON THE FIRST CONQUEST OF SOUTHERN ITALY AT THE EXPENSE OF THE GREEK EMPIRE IN FACT, APULIA IS THE PLACE PAR EXCELLENCE WHERE THE EASTERN AND WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES MEET EACH OTHER. 

EIGHT HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF COASTLINE SURROUND A SUNNY STRIP OF LAND, LIKE A DELICATE AND SEDUCTIVE LACE STRETCHING FOR ALL THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA, AS IF IT WAS SO CLOSE TO TOUCH THE WORLD AND THE SOUTHERN BALKANS.

IN THIS REGION IT IS NOT DIFFICULT TO FIND THE TRACES OF THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST. APULIAN HISTORICAL ROOTS DATE BACK TO THE RICH AND FERTILE GREEK CULTURE. TO THE LATIN LANGUAGE OF THE ROMAN AND CHRISTIAN LITURGY, WHICH IS NOW CELEBRATED EVERYWHERE IN SOUTHERN ITALY, APULIA ALSO ADDS THE GREEK LANGUAGE, WHICH BECAME INCREASINGLY DOMINANT.

AN EVIDENCE OF THIS PHENOMENON IS THE “GRIKO” IDIOM WHICH IS STILL PRESENT IN THE COUNTRIES OF THE SO-CALLED “GREEK SALENTO” IN THE OTRANTO AREA. 

THE LANGUAGE BECAME OFFICIAL ESPECIALLY WITH THE ADVENT OF THE BYZANTINE DOMAIN OVER SOUTH ITALY (CONVENTIONALLY DATED BETWEEN THE YEARS 871 TO 1071 AD).

OVER THAT PERIOD, BARI BECAME THE CAPITAL OF THE EMPIRE AND THE SPREADING CENTER OF THE GREEK CULTURE IN THE WEST.

HOWEVER NOT ONLY APULIA BUT ALSO CALABRIA AND SICILY HAVE A STRONG CENTRAL ROLE IN THE BYZANTINE EMOIRE IN WHICH THEY WERE INTEGRATED IN TERMS OF POLITICS, RELIGION, CULTURE AND LANGUAGE.SO THE HISTORY OF SOUTHERN ITALY IS ALSO THE HISTORY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN, THE SMOOTH EXPANSION OF THE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THE EAST AND THE WEST.SCHISMS AND CONFLICTS ARE NOT OF REMARKABLE EQUAL IMPORTANCE, AND HERE THE LINKS AND POINTS OF CONTACT BETWEEN THESE TWO WORLDS CAN BE FOUND.

IN ITS TRADITION AND CULTURE, THE SOUTH, HAS GONE THROUGH POLITICAL AND CULTURAL INTERSECTIONS AND HAS ALWAYS GRADUALLY AFFIRMED AND DEFENDED ITS OWN IDENTITY.

WITH ITS PORTFOLIO, MONTEMAJOR REPRESENTS THE SOUTH WITH ITS WINES, TO VALORIZE A PLACE RICH IN HISTORY AND CULTURE. ALL MONTEMAJOR WINES ARE THE MIRROR OF THE SOUTHERN UNION BETWEEN LAND AND SEA. THESE LANDS CREATE A LEGACY OF EXCELLENCE THANKS TO ALL OF ITS ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES.