Antichi Vinai produces only wines from Etnean and native sicilian vines. A precise choice in order to praise the character and tradition of vines that in this island were born or live since hundred years and absorbed characteristics and spirit of it in a continuous exchange of tastes and fragrances.
The Pianetto Estate is situated inland from Palermo in the mountaines 650 metres above sea level. The grapes benefit from the difference in temperatures between day-night that is characteristic of the place. Good rainfall from November to March, clay soil on gentleslopes.
Based in San Cipirello (Palermo - Italy) and deeply rooted to its own earth, Calatrasi has been driven ever since its foundation by a strong spirit of innovation. Under Maurizio Miccichè's direction a young motivated staff of 45 peoples from all over the world is changing the world of winemaking with an international approach.
“Character” is the password of Bruno Fina and his family. Fina’s wines are the result of a land that is loved and fought for, they have the taste of the passion and of that grapes that have been wisely turned into wine, thanks to the dedication of the work in the vineyard.
They have the familiar warmth and the experience of who has always done wine and has always know how to narrate it. This is how you transmit the hereditary character of the territory and the harmony of the men that search for excellence on a daily basis.
The Caravaglio Antonino Agri Firm represents an example of eolian industry and comes from old country roots. Antonino Caravaglio, after having finished his agrarian studies, decided to dedicate himself to the vineyard of his family, in the Capo Gramignazzo little village, near Malfa, 100 meters above the sea level.
Founded by the Vaccaro family, the Case Alte winery has been producing wines for three generations in Camporeale, a small town located in the Val di Mazara which has belonged to the province of Palermo since 1954, after a long dispute with the province of Trapani.
Situated in the heart of Tuscany’s Brunello winemaking region, Castiglion del Bosco is one of Tuscany’s largest contiguous Estates. It is located in the Val d’Orcia 12 kilometers northwest of Montalcino, in the Provence of Siena, just 95 kilometers south of Florence and 200 kilometers north of Rome.
To say CORVO is to say Sicily in over thirty countries around the world. The company from Casteldaccia, pioneer of the oenological renewal of the island, once again strengthens the bond with its land by offering a series of wines with a modern taste that does not neglect the respect for traditions.
One hundred and forty hectares of family vineyards set in specific and diverse areas according to microclimatic conditions, the constant study of the soil, aimed at finding the best varieties to be chosen for their specific features, the continuous research activity both in vineyard and in winery: these are the main assets of our company.
Donnafugata grew out of the commitment of a family in Sicily that has always believed in the extraordinary enological potential of its land and has had 150 years of experience in producing premium wines. Convinced that it is always necessary to be open to change in order to grow and improve, Giacomo Rallo and his wife, Gabriella, launched a new production project in 1983: Donnafugata.
All over Sicily images and emotions tell the stories of the hundreds of races which have lived there. The vine has grown with them since the dawn of time shaping the landscape of the island. "Therefore, wine has always been a fundamental component of Mediterranean civilizations" (V. Manfredi), an essential part of the diet, but, it plays a leading role in myths, in religious and social rights, in economy and commerce. Pellegrino and Duca di Castelmonte wines represent all the main features of this land, the synthesis of places, the memory and traditions of great civilizations, will help you to understand the very soul of Sicily.
The Fazio Wine Company is in the commune of ERICE and lies in a territory which has produced wine for thousands of years and recently obtained D.O.C. The vineyards owned by the Company stretch over the rolling hills towards Mount Erice and like green lace-work make the countryside unique in its beauty.
The Firriato Winery was founded in the mid-1980s in the heart of the province with the most vineyards in Italy. The oldest tradition of this company is its youth and the producers, Salvatore and Vinzia Di Gaetano, summarize the ability to do business in tenacity and stubbornness.
Irias is a Sicilian brewery where attention to the quality of raw materials and innovation in respect of tradition represent the two cornerstones of the business. The brewery is located in an evocative setting facing the Aeolian Islands and behind the Nebrodi Mountains.
The Mandrarossa vineyards are born in the stretch of Sicilian coast overlooking the Mediterranean, furrowed by the soft and sunny hills between the temples of Agrigento and Selinunte, since the times of Magna Graecia the cult of the vine has been handed down.
The history of the Mazzei family is closely linked not just to the history of winemaking in Tuscany, but to the political and cultural history of the entire region. The first documents that name the Mazzeis – originally from the winemaking area of Carmignano – date back to the early eleventh century. The family coat of arms, bearing three wooden hammers, tools emblematic of the cooper’s trade, also dates back to this time. In the fourteenth century, the coat of arms instead displayed three iron maces that still adorn it today. Since the very beginning, the Mazzeis have been winemakers and active participants in Florentine cultural and commercial life, even holding important posts in city government
Azienda Vinicole Miceli completely renovated the complex in 1995 with conservation interventions in the dammusi, now used for hospitality and promotional events, and in the cellar which was equipped with state-of-the-art steel systems, all with temperature-controlled tanks.
"The peasant culture is an immense patrimony of unity with nature and patient respect for reality". It is from this passion for the land and in particular for the harvest that the Michele Satta winery was born in 1983, at the same time as the Bolgheri DOC founded in 1984, of which it will become a protagonist.
Azianda Agricola Milazzo has long specialised in cultivating vines and producing vine our forebearers have been doing so for the last 150 years. We are situated on the hills to the North-East of Campobello di Licata in the province of Agrigento, Sicily in area particularly suitable for grape growing. It encompasses over 30 hectares - some 75 acres - and a small part of it was once in the Barony of Ravanusa, where the best native grapes were grown and where even nowadays there are some varieties, which several years of study and experimentation have shown to be essential to achieve top quality wines.
The Morgante Winery is located in the pristine countryside of southern Sicily. Grotte is a town in the province of Agrigento that was at one time famous for an abundance of sulphur mines. The Winery represents one family's initiative to employ five generations of viticultural experience and for the first time, make their own wine from the fruit of their vineyards.
The Murgo estate is located in a privileged position on the southeast slopes of Mount Etna on the east coast of Sicily, at a height of 500 meters above sea level. The complex, belonging to the noble family of the Barone Scammacca del Murgo, is surrounded by extensive vineyards, and has a panoramic view of both Mount Etna and the Mediterranean sea. Since 1981, Emanuele Scammacca, Barone del Murgo, helped by sons, Michele, Pietro, and Matteo, has been modernizing both the winery and the vineyards to improve the quality of his wines, which are now considered some of the foremost in the Etna area. The family holds a particularly special reference to the Brut as it is one of the most important wines that they produce in the traditional method champenoise.
The new Palari farm, in the beautiful Villa-settled Geraci dating back to the 1700s Sicilian, HAS taken anew the output of this ancient and noble wine with the aim of finding quality qui Back That made Faro worldfamous wine. Our vines extend Palari Themselves in the district in S. Stefano di Briga Messina, planted with grapes autoctonous, Whose names are just as old as evocatively fascinating: Nerello, nocera, cappuccio tignolino, core e palumba, acitana, galatena and many others. All thesis grapes enter in the process of producing controlled-appellation wine Faro.
Eight years after landing in Tuscany, where he established Tenuta di Trinoro, Andrea Franchetti acquired Passopisciaro ("Fisherman's Path"), an ancient vineyard and winery, on the slopes of Sicily's Mt. Etna. In the town of Castiglione, he planted 40 acres of vines on the north side of Etna, at an elevation that peaks at just over 1,000m. And while the lava-strewn slopes of Etna were a hot bed in the 1920's, it is only in the last 10 years that vintners began to reexamine the area as ripe for quality wine production.
The Pertinace winery is located in the locality of the same name, in Treiso, one of the four municipalities of the Langhe famous for the production of Barbaresco DOCG. The wines produced follow the trend of the Piedmontese wine tradition characterized by a classic and elegant style.
From many generations the Planeta family has been dedicated to farming in the area of Sambuca di Siclia and Menfi, in the province of Agrigento, and it as always been in the forefront of developments in Sicilian agriculture. The future production of wine began in 1985 on the shore of the Lake Arancio, near Sambuca di Sicilia, with the main aim being to demonstrate the value of Sicilian wines.
Among the hills of Corleone, in the Malvello and Patria districts, in the heart of the D.O.C. Monreale, the rows of vines from the "Principe di Corleone" winery unfold on sight, cultivated by the brothers Pippo, Vincenzo and Lea Pollara who have made their love for grapes a passionate profession.
Rizzuto Piconello, a magnificent valley surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in between Cattolica Eraclea and the estuary of the river Platani. The nerve center of the wine cellar sits in the middle of vineyards and is designed using cutting-edge technologies for making red and white wine. It is a structure located for local production and bottling of wine, and is used to welcome guests and sell their products.
For six generations of "Pantelleria" winemakers, the Salvatore Murana farm has been aiming to raise awareness of the unconditional passion for the Pantelleria area, dedicating body and soul first to the cultivation of Zibibbo grapes and then to its wine production.
The Azienda Agricola Spadafora is situated in the hilly area of contrada Virzì, within the Monreale district, between Palermo and Alcamo. The estate extends over 180 hectares, 100 of which are vineyards. Great attention is also placed on olive-tree and prickly pear growing, the latter covering about 3 hectares. The Spadafora family boasts a secular tradition in the sector, four are in fact the generations linking the name to the wine industry.
Tenuta delle Terre Nere is located in Sicily, on the northern slopes of the Etna Volcano. The estate is made up of roughly 20-21 hectares, of which 15 are vineyards. Roughly 4.5 of these have been uprooted (in the Calderara cru) and will be replanted by 2007, having let the soil "rest". Two vineyards, for a total of roughly 11-12 hectares are in the Calderara Cru. 1.5 hectares of Calderara is prephylloxera, the rest (which has not been uprooted) is about 40-50 years old. The trellessing is "en goblet" or self standing, but in wide spacing: 2.2 x 1 meters. The elevation here is between 650 and 700 meters above sea level.
In 1624 Don Giovanni Antonio Marrocco et Orioles whose family since 1328 had ruled as Lords of the Manor of Serramarrocco, situated in the heart of Sicily, was created by King Philip IV of Spain as the first Baron of Serramarrocco. This high honour was bestowed by the Spanish Monarch, who ruled the Kingdom of Sicily at that time, in recognition of Don Giovanni Antonio’s considerable military and civil service as Captain of Justice of Salemi.
Located in the North East of Sicily, not far from Librizzi, Tenuta Gatti is a 217 hectares estate on the slopes of the Nebrodi mountain range. This setting of great natural beauty is still a pristine corner of true Sicily. Since 1825, five generations have cared for the land. The estate hosts a variety of plantations (citrus, olive, chestnut and hazelnut trees as well as forests) but is particularly proud of its vineyards, which spread over 17 hectares.
The Zisola estate is a Sicilian winery of the Mazzei family, which produces a Sicilian red wine from Nero d'Avola grapes. The Mazzei family are acclaimed in Tuscany for producing two wines of incredible value; the superb Chianti Classico Castello di Fonterutoli and Belguardo from Maremma. Their expertise and commitment to quality shines through into their Estate in Sicily where they exploit Siciliy’s flagship red grape variety Nero d’Avola to its peak capacity. Their vineyards are located in Noto at the south tip of Sicily, contiguous to Syracusa and the town of Avola, the grapes apparent birthplace. The vineyards are found 130 metres above sea level, on a western/south-western exposure, thereby benefiting greatly from their altitude and proximity to the Mediterranean Sea.
The history of the Chiaromonte estates dates back to 1826, a few years after the official recognition of the primitive vine. A story that starts from the past, set in the wine events of Terra d'Acquaviva. A passion that has never subsided, a return to origins with respect for traditions and with a keen eye on the modernity of technological innovations and .... a pinch of experimentation that has led to surprising results.
Tenute Orestiadi is a Sicilian wine company founded in 2008 in Gibellina, in the Belìce Valley, which is characterized by a close relationship between viticulture and art. In addition to the collaboration with the Orestiadi Foundation and the Brera Academy of Arts, in fact, in the barrel room a museum of contemporary art, the Barriques Museum, came to life.
Vasari is an organic winery located in the northwest parts of the island of Sicily.
The Vasari family has cultivated this estate since the 1700′s. While their cellar uses modern facilities, it is located in the old farmhouse which dates back to the start of the estate.
Volpe Pasini, located in the heart of the Colli Orientali del Friuli denomination area, has been considered to be an excellent wine producer ever since the times of the Venice Republic and it is certainly one of the oldest wineries of the Italian North-East. The heart of the winery, with its offices and cellars, is composed of a manor, whose origins go back to 1596, and by a beautiful complex of buildings surrounding the manor itself.
The Azienda Zenato has always forged strong links with local history and culture, both that of centuries past and that still forming today, and links just as deep with the land that gives us the wines we produce. Equally important to us is a passionate dedication to vigorous research and innovation, to relentless quality improvement. All of this has made Azienda Zenato an ambassador for quality, for dedication, for a frank and simple way of life.