The word “Pantun” comes from the local dialect and means quagmire. This was a quag area, there was also a small river in the past so our soil is very fertile. Our 8 ha of vineyards are located among the hills of Mottola, a small country near Taranto. We are on the both sides of a 360 metres high valley facing the Ionian sea on the south and the Murgia Barese plateau on the north. This is a suggestive area of rocky churches and ancient village built in the rocks.
Jutta and Mimmo started their work as farmers in 2000, when they gave birth to their first son Giuseppe and decided to start living on what the ground offers them and their beloved friends.“in 2000 we had an estate of 4 hectars of crop and olive oil trees, then we decided to plant some fruit trees and some different plants of the Mediterranean maquis to empower the the soil biodiversity and 1 hectar of vines we grafted with the Primitivo scions of our area. Today, we have 8 hectars including vineyards, olive groves, a small wood, a garden and a small arable land. Our main grape is Primitivo, and we have only a small vineyard of Greco Bianco, a local grape in the way of extinction and verdeca’s grape. Our olives varieties are leccino, cima di melfi and coratina that give us a bitter, fruity and delicate oil.”The Mediterranean scrubland is the basis of our ecosystem, with its bushes of lentiscus, rock rose, myrtle and strawberry tree, the holm oak and carob trees rooted in red, rocky, clay and calcareous land.