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The mill was built in the second half of the XIX century. It consists of three blocks, owned by three wealthy families from Corato (Ba, Apulia, Italy) and used as furnishing depositories, originating from Alta Murgia’s fields. In the early XX century, the socialist ideas acquired the Cooperative’s establishment. During these ages, the Cantina Sociale di Corato assumed relevance in the supply of wines, produced by Murgia’s autochthonous vineyards. In the Fascist period, the Cooperative finally became a mill, producing oil and wine through the processing of grapes and olives, in order to be included in the fascist corporatism. After the liberation, since the Italian Republic’s constitution, the mill, led by Don Nicola La Monica, returned to the role of cooperative. After the year 1954, Don Nicola La Monica has been replaced by the lawyer De Girolamo, as the new president. Don Nicola La Monica with his business partners and supporters, decided to establish a new cooperative, by taking over the distillery, situated in Via Giappone (Corato, Ba).

 The Ex-president with the S.I.S organization (Associazione Italiana Spiriti di Roma) founded the Cooperativa Lavorazione Prodotti Agricoli. Until the 1980, the Cooperative, as partnering wine and oil mill, had a considerable increase. In the 1980, with the financial State’s support, Via Giappone’s Cooperative and Via Catel Del Montes’s Cooperative merged into a single one. It happened especially because the Cooperative of Via Castel Del Monte had serious financial issues. Today the Cooperative has 830 business partners, it produces wine, oil, almonds and cereals; also it deals with manufacturing and packaging.

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The stone building dating from 1875, houses the Cantina Sociale, the only existing example and running of XIX century silk factory. By the early '900 works and transforms the olives, the grapes and the grain of our land, in the beautiful scenery of the Alta Murgia.

A treasure chest where all year are preserved and processed raw materials of great value.

Our land is excellence for olive cultivar "Coratina" and the precious Extra Virgin Olive Oil, known worldwide as the best and incredible characteristics.

This is also land of wines DOC Castel del Monte and the extraordinary variety of grapes of Puglia, such as Nero di Troia or Bombino Nero, from which we produce excellent red and rosé fine wines.

In these lands, historically claimed by karst Murgia steppe, all products become excellent; rich land and solar location for the cultivation of cereals that abound on the gentle slopes of the Murgia hills; land ideal for the cultivation of the almond tree, from which we collect and sell the fruit, precious ingredients for sweet recipes from around the world.


More than a thousand members of the cooperative following disciplinary scrupulous for the delivery of agricultural products, olives, grapes, cereals (wheat, barley, oats, etc.), almonds. All quality products that we transform into wine, oil and typical products of the place. Our sales network is continuously expanding throughout the region and nationally, with brand retailers and points of purchase points in selected grocery stores.


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