Masseria Celentano's Alberto Longo winery, highly regarded in national wine guides, is located in Lucera within a 19th-century agricultural company that was renovated to produce high-quality wines. The facility, which previously served as the Cavalli family's ancient winery from 1906 to the 1960s, now features modern technology to manage all production phases from winemaking to bottling. The impressive barrel room maintains optimal natural temperature and humidity for wine aging.
Surrounding the winery are 35 hectares of vineyards, divided between Fattoria Cavalli (8 ha) and Masseria Celentano (27 ha), both located near the ancient city of Lucera. The vineyards boast Falanghina, Montepulciano, Bombino Bianco, and Nero di Troia grape varieties, which reflect the region's rich history and natural beauty. The vine training Guyot system combines high vine density per hectare with low grape yield per plant, adhering to strict production rules.
The winery is committed to producing wines of excellence and promoting its territory's natural, historical, and cultural richness, including supporting the prestigious Cacc'e Mmitte di Lucera DOP, established in 1976. The manual harvest for the Alberto Longo line and mechanical harvest for the Masseria Celentano line result in approximately 80/90 quintals of grapes per hectare.
The region's unique microclimate, characterized by Balkan winds and significant temperature shifts between day and night, allows the grapes to achieve physiological ripeness while maintaining a balance between sugar and acid content, yielding structured yet fresh, fruity, elegant, and pleasant wines.