Mark and Elvezia
Puglia is not only Old World, it is Old Italy. A place where there is always time for a visit, where families eat together every day, where you know your neighbors because you grew up with them. It is also the home of simple great cooking. Everything is fresh, in-season, harvested ripe and prepared simply to accentuate the intrinsic taste. We adore Puglia and make A•Mano the same way a great Puglian cook prepares a meal – with Love!
We work with the best vineyards and do everything possible to maintain the purity of their flavors. Tradition is vital in Puglia, and our winemaking is traditional, natural and respectful. We use the native yeast that grows on the grapes. Our fermentations are kept cool to preserve the flavors of the vineyards. Everything possible is done to preserve the flavors, not manufacture them.
Elvezia is from Friuli in the far northeast of Italy, and Mark is Californian. We made Puglia our home because something is still possible here that is fast disappearing in the rest of the wine world – hand made (A•Mano) great wines that are affordable.
Here times runs slow, family and friends still get together for a long lunch even in the middle of the week; quality of life is important.
You shop for the most wonderful, fresh, ripe seasonal fruit and vegetables and can find extraordinary homemade bread baked by grandma in a wood oven.
Doesn’t it sound wonderful? That’s why we adore it, made it our home, chose this region to make A•Mano.