Rocca dei Mori is a second project of Apollonio. The estate is located in Monteroni di Lecce.
The Apollonio story goes back to 1860, when Noè Apollonio first started to produce and sell wine. The following generation, Marcello, opened new establishments, set up vineyards, gathered grapes, made wine and marketed it. In 1960, Salvatore, Marcello's son, took over the company and transformed it into the present day Apollonio wine company. In 1975 he begin to bottle wine with his own brand name. Since 1995, the company has been run and managed by Marcello (marketing) and Massimiliano (enologist) who have expanded their estate, introduced advanced technology for wine production, and created their world-wide distribution.