• a wine-producing region in the extreme southeastern corner of Italy with a large number of DOC areas, including eight in the ‘heel’ of Italy, the Salento peninsula, where the region’s best wines are produced. Apulia makes large quantities of wine, especially red wine, and grows a wide range of grape varieties, dominated by Primitivo and Negroamaro. Primitivo from Apulia is generally considered the original source of the Zinfandel grape variety that is used so much in California, US.