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 fortune of Marsala wine began thanks to the English, who had already produced and sold Port, Madeira and Cherry in 1773, stopped in Marsala and tasted the local wine. By using the same techniques to produce other sweet wines the English launched this new product on the market. This was the beginning of Marsala's adventure in the world. In 1880 Paolo Pellegrino notary, and grape grower founded the company.
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. Since the first vineyards was planted the Planeta family has concentrated on three important goals: - to gain recognition to the indigenous grape varieties; - to adapt the best international vines to the particular conditions of Sicily; - o restore the fascinating and historic Sicilian D.O.C.;
Nestled amid the hills around Corleone, in the districts of Malvello and Patria, the rows of vines cultivated with great dedication by Pippo, Vincenzo and Lea Pollara wend their way across the slopes. It is here, in the very heart of the Monreale D.O.C. zone, that the three siblings have turned their love for wine into a profession. The family's passion is channeled into the endeavor to produce ever-improving versions of traditional Sicilian wines that have the capacity to express the true winemaking potential of the island.
Tenuta Rapitalà, 175 hectares of which 105 are vineyard, in the area of Camporeale, extends over the gentle hills between 300 and 600 metres high, where clay and sand alternate and merge. The perfect aspect and the special composition of the soil make it ideal for the cultivation of the finest vine varieties. The toponomy of clearly Arab origin (Rabidh - Allah "River of Allah" for the stream which flows through the vineyards) testifies that this land has been inhabited since antiquity. Today on this ancient ground rules undisputed the landscape of vines which follow each other unceasingly forming an evocative geometry of lines.
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.
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.
Our story began in 1830 when the brothers Don Lucio and Don Carmelo Mastrogiovanni Tasca bought the Regaleali estrate, formerly a feudal domain occupying nearly 1200 hectares in the countryside surrounding Sclafani, on the border between the provinces of Palermo and Caltanissetta. A family, an estate, an international success; Count Tasca D'Almerita has been has thriving enterprise for more than 150 years and is appreciated today throughout the world for its award-winning wines.
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.