The company located on the slopes of Etna, halfway between the Ionian Sea and the mountains, in a natural context rich in biodiversity, where the best varieties of fruit and vegetables grow luxuriantly thanks to the fertility of the volcanic soil and the generous sun of the our land, for over 10 years has been producing jams, jellies, mustards, sweet and sour and chutneys with passion and in a totally artisanal way.
Fruits and vegetables are carefully chosen, manually selected and cleaned directly by the hands of the artisans with skilful care, without the aid of any machinery. Blending, concentration and potting, on the other hand, make use of the most modern systems and technologies in a mix of tradition and innovation always aimed at achieving the best result.
Antica Cioccolateria Bonajuto: since 1880 the oldest Sicilian master confectioners
Bonajuto chocolate is solely composed of cocoa mass, sugar and spices, the latter being the last link with those distant peoples whose history in a certain sense belongs to us and whose beliefs about the beneficial powers of chocolate have been handed down over time.
The history of our chocolate unfolds along a single common thread which, historically proceeding backwards, unites Sicily and in particular the County of Modica to Spain and finally finds its roots in the wonderful Meso-American ceremonial civilization, that of the Aztecs, the ancient inhabitants of Mexico.
Ancient Sicilian stone mill from the 18th century
Located in Longi, a small mountain town nestled on a natural terrace inside the Nebrodi Park at 620 meters above sea level and on the slopes of the mighty Rocche del Crasto, the Antico Mulino a Pietra is an 18th century plant that the young local entrepreneur Mirko Lazzara has been managing since 2009, choosing to invest in the area. Since then he has been in charge of his management full time and with great professionalism.
The mill is composed of two French stone millstones (much harder than granite with almost no wear) dating back to the eighteenth century, the best that can exist.
It is one of the few milling plants in the world that fully respects and preserves the beneficial properties of the grain of wheat.
Aroma Sicilia Farm
Farm expert in the production of Pistachios and products derived from it, in Bronte, a small village in the province of Catania famous throughout the world for the quality of the Bronte DOP pistachios.
Specialized in the production of dried fruit, AromaSicilia also produces Hazelnuts, Heart Almonds and Etna Nuts. Their top quality products are perfect both for those who own an ice cream shop and for those with a sweet tooth, who want the best from each ingredient.
The work in the fields is hard and still completely manual but the great passion for agriculture pushes the company to continue cultivation as tradition dictates. In fact, over the years the fruit is loved, it grows and is accompanied by the pistachio harvesting cycle.
Those born in Bronte have a strong bond with the land, the pistachio fruit marks the time, work, color and flavor the typical Sicilian dishes.
Lorenzo Mirabito farm, the only one on the Island of Salina registered with the D.O.P.
The Dott. Lorenzo Mirabito farm is located in Malfa, on the Island of Salina, a place characterized by particularly fertile and mineral-rich soils of volcanic origin and a temperate climate influenced by the sea which contributes to the reduction of thermal excursions and increase in humidity.
These characteristics make Salina the greenest of the Aeolian islands, particularly suited to agriculture and the first place in the world where capers, typically spontaneous plants, have been grown.
The Dr. Lorenzo Mirabito farm has been cultivating and producing capers and cucunci on its land for more than fifty years, respecting the traditions and principles of organic farming, using only natural fertilizers and in the total absence of chemical fertilizers
The company is registered in the Register of Producers of Capers and Cucunci of the Aeolian Islands PDO, held by the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of the Sicilian Region as delegated by the MAAFF and, following the prescriptions of the D.O.P. open field, they are annually subjected to control by the institutions in charge in relation to their number and their production capacity.
Pietro Clementi is a Veronese lawyer who has been practicing for over 50 years. Originally from Illasi in the province of Verona, during the hard years of the Second World War, in the house of his grandparents, also lawyers, he became passionate about viticulture. Viticulture, in those years, was made up of oxen pulling the plow, harvesting grapes in wicker baskets and manual pressing. Precisely these artisanal gestures were the reason why the Veronese lawyer decided to become a winemaker.
In addition to the profession of lawyer, Pietro was also municipal administrator of Verona and mayor for over nineteen years of the municipality of Marano di Valpolicella. And it is in this town that he decided in 1969 to buy a manor house dating back to 1600, in the Contrada di Gnirega with twenty hectares of property, at the time divided into vineyards and woods.
The first steps in production were taken right under the small cellar of the house. In these years the lawyer was helped by his sharecropper called "Musciol", a mild and precise man, and by other producers in the area, including Santo Aldrighetti who for over thirty years has produced wines in Valpolicella.
Over the years he then began to make his way trying more and more to renew the structure, to get closer to the philosophy of grape selection and to replant the older vines with younger vines. The wine produced by the lawyer Clementi was intended for convivial moments with family or friends and for political moments, with his supporters, who during the events had the opportunity to taste "the Amarone del Sindaco".
Piedmontese winery Roberto Voerzio from the municipality of La Morra
The winery was founded in 1986 in La Morra, a small town in the heart of the Langhe, in the province of Cuneo, which has always been known for its prestigious vineyards, some of which bear the same name written in the municipal books since 1350. It began by taking as an example some large historical producers and has remained family-run, where all the work of the vineyard and the cellar are carried out on the basis of years of experience. Their wine tells a different story every year based on the climatic trend of the season. The choice to produce their wines in the most prestigious crus leads them to be one of the first companies for quality in the production of Barolo, Dolcetto, Barbera and Nebbiolo.
Artisan company producing Bronte DOP pistachios and other Sicilian dried fruit
Unity is strength and teamwork is essential when you base everything on quality and transparency. The Bacco company pays particular attention to the control of the entire supply chain: from the strictly hand-picked Bronte pistachio to processing and the finished product.
Tradition and innovation are an inseparable combination! The precious and extraordinary dried fruit harvested in the Bronte countryside on the slopes of Etna meets in Bacchus the wisdom of craftsmanship and the use of increasingly advanced machinery to ensure an extremely tasty, healthy and genuine finished product.
Brontedolci, Sicilian laboratory of traditional sweets
An ancient tradition has been handed down to us. The one that comes from our land, Sicily, and from the peoples who, over the centuries, have built the history of this wonderful island.
It is a tradition in which cooking mixes with different customs, beliefs and cultures. This is why Sicilian cuisine is so rich. For this reason Brontedolci is proud to be among the custodians of this heritage and to be able to share it with the rest of the world.
The Brontedolci family was born from the bond between Antonino Caruso and the brothers Pietro and Giuseppe Bellitto, who have always been friends. They are the ones who created Brontedolci, a pastry shop that, over time, has become a second home. Today, Brontedolci also welcomes the children of the three founders into one large family.
A small piece that adds to a thousand-year history: that of the Sicilian confectionery tradition
More than 20 years have passed since a family, present for generations in the coffee sector, gave birth to the Caffè Borbone brand, a brand that would soon become a real point of reference for all coffee lovers.
Since its inception, Caffè Borbone has taken care of every detail of its products, from the raw materials to the variety of the offer, up to their image, to give life to a product that meets and satisfies what has been the company's mission from the very beginning: become the coffee ritual a moment of pleasure and relaxation.
Not a cup drunk early in the morning or a minute before returning to work but a 360 ° sensory experience in which to take refuge and pamper yourself to relax alone or in company.
The corporate mission stems from the centuries-old cult of Neapolitan coffee, which since its spread has always been "something more" for the Neapolitan city.
Sicilian winery specialized in the production of Biodynamic wines
In Sicily, in the heart of the Madonie park, a few kilometers from Palermo, there is a small jewel set between the sea and the mountains: an ancient Benedictine abbey where already in the 12th century the resident monks produced excellent wines, among the most popular in Sicilian baronial and bishop's tables.
Abbazia Santa Anastasia cultivates native and international varieties. Thanks to the company philosophy, the indigenous yeasts and the pedoclimatic characteristics, the grapes have peculiarities typical of this part of Sicily and allow the production of unique wines, expression of the terroir that originates them.
In the cellar all the qualities produced on the estate are processed, refined and aged. The structure is equipped with modern oenological equipment, while maintaining a close link with tradition and with a production philosophy based on respect for its ecosystem. The rooms are thermoregulated and well insulated through the use of special construction materials such as cork, wood and others of natural origin. The aging of the wines goes through steel, vitrified concrete or wood.
Company consisting of 7 hectares of vineyards planted with Grillo, Nero D'avola, Nerello Mascalese and Catarratto grapes
Alessandro Viola is a seasoned oenologist with important work experiences in Italy and Europe, including a collaboration in the past with Donato Lanati. He personally takes care of all the phases, from the agricultural management of the vineyard to the vinification operations of the grapes, having himself a degree in viticulture and enology.
The philosophy of the company's wines is very simple, to make wine using grapes as the only ingredient. This is not purely due to ethical reasons but to a conviction matured over the years, according to which making pure wine is not only possible but also fundamental to obtain the best result.
Azienda Agricola G. Milazzo, A story of artisanal viticulture.
A story which began in the seventies with about twenty hectares of vineyards located in the hills north-east of the small village of Campobello di Licata, in the Agrigento area. A family company, built by passionate winemakers. Giuseppina Milazzo, her husband Saverio Lo Leggio and their son Giuseppe Lo Leggio, all grown up in the winery, have been running the winery for more than eleven years.
Gocce di Sicilia has selected this award-winning winery for its customers, with a wide range of products, where, in addition to the whites and reds of excellent personality and character, there are exceptional bubbles, declined with different expressions of the Classic Method.
Cantine Baglio del Cristo di Campobello, Sicilian white wines and red wines
After decades spent cultivating harvests, the vision of a new enological path is born. With the awareness of having the right resources, the right place, an extraordinary microclimate and qualified people. Thus the idea of the Christ of Campobello comes to life.
Respect for a unique and precious territory, individual vinification for each vineyard. These are just some of the choices made by Cristo di Campobello, in a philosophy that privileges quality from the very beginning. Thanks to the tenacity of women and men, their arms, their heads, their hearts, their work - day by day, all year round.
A young reality generations of winemaking
The company was born from the tenacity of "Don Pino", a man of yesteryear, who handed down his love for the land and wine to his son Francesco and son-in-law Michele.
The Cottone and Laudicina families revived the "old farms" by transforming them into a modern cellar in which technology and tradition come together to capture the energy and warmth of our land of Sicily
Barone di Villagrande winery, bond between family, history and territory
The history of the Nicosia family is linked to that of the Villagrande district. A wine estate on the east side of Etna at 700 meters above sea level, overlooking Taormina and the Ionian Sea. For generations the vineyards have been grown in unique climatic and landscape conditions. Mountain vineyards, surrounded by oak and chestnut woods that create intense and easily recognizable aromas.
The roots are rooted in a land with a strong volcanic matrix: the land of Etna Bianco DOC Superiore. Rich in iron and copper, with a good level of potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, very little nitrogen and totally free of calcium. Temperatures and rainfall are influenced by the effects of the active volcano and altitude
Barone Montalto works to leave a mark on the wine world, through research, innovation, and above all commitment to quality
Barone Montalto was born in 2000 in Santa Ninfa, in the province of Trapani. Constant passion has always been the driving force behind the company's project. Montalto wines come from the great tradition combined with a young character. Barone Montalto has grown over the years, together with the vineyards and the satisfaction of the customers, who continue to choose these wines with increasing confidence.
Making wine is a noble and ancient art. To achieve this goal, the Montalto winery has created a young team, driven by a passion for the land and respect for traditions, but also open to innovations.
Only Sicilian auoctone grapes
The artisanal character of the Barraco company is guaranteed by the exclusive control, by the producer alone, of the fundamental agronomic and oenological practices. This condition allows continuous research and experimentation aimed at achieving an interpretation of wine that is increasingly faithful to the place, the microclimate and the human experience that produce it.
The artisan of wine Nino Barraco has decided to leave free expression to the terroir of his vineyards and the grapes they give, for this reason his wines are always produced with indigenous vines in purity.
undisputed icon of the excellence of Tuscan wine
Brunello di Montalcino wines from Tenuta Il Greppo of Biondi Santi have fascinated wine lovers all over the world. In central Tuscany, south of Siena, to be precise, in this settled part of the region, a hill suddenly rose from anonymity that stretched from Arbia to the Ombrone river
On the sides of this hill, in the 19th century, lived a farsighted young man from the Santi family, who, among his many interests, has wine and viticulture as the first and most important. Since the basis for every good wine is the raw material from which it is produced, in this case the local Sangiovese grape, Clemente Santi gave priority to selecting the best Sangiovese found on his property.
The wine he produced in the mid-19th century was already of a remarkable level. As were the occasional bottlings produced a few generations later between the two wars.
These created the name and fame of Brunello di Montalcino which made it, together with Barolo, the most prestigious wine in Italy, a refined and expensive wine. A fame that has created great prosperity together with the notoriety that has now spread the name of wine to the four corners of the earth.
Hauner farm, located on the wonderful Mediterranean island of Salina
The company bears the name of the founder Carlo Hauner, a painter and designer from Brescia who landed on the island in 1963 and fell in love with it and decided to move and enjoy the wonderful views that only these uncontaminated territories could offer.
His passion for wine leads him in a short time to put together about twenty hectares which he cleans up, restores the ancient terraces and revives them as vineyards, also introducing some innovations: he withers the grapes on the vine and experiments with cooling techniques during the fermentation.
Small revolutions that fascinate experts, starting with Veronelli, and that bring Hauner's Malvasia to the table of prestigious restaurants, first in Italy and then in France, the United States, Great Britain, Japan and other countries.
Thus, in the eighties in Lingua, the charming hamlet of Santa Marina Salina was born, the new Hauner winery, equipped with a modern refrigeration system and steel barrels alongside the wooden ones for aging, with an overall capacity of 1200 hectoliters.
Casa Grazia was born from a dream that embodies a destiny.
Style and elegance, perfumes and sensations, strong aromas, great flavor, immense freshness are the gifts of our land.
Maria Grazia directs one of the largest and most important Sicilian companies with courage, passion and enthusiasm, flanked by Emilio, Miryam, and her husband Angelo who is in charge of checking the bunches of her vineyard between the rows.
Casa di Grazia enhances the potential and uniqueness of an island, producing wines that are symbols of Sicily in the world. A sip of Sicily to be savored.
The Case Alte winery produces wines that express love for their land and their vineyards
For three generations the Vaccaro family has been producing wines in Camporeale, a small agricultural center in the province of Palermo; a hilly area, characterized by particularly favorable pedoclimatic conditions which give rise to an extraordinary production of wines with excellent organoleptic characteristics.
In 1853 Francesco Ciavolich in Miglianico built, in front of the residence building, the first winery, now one of the oldest and most evocative in Abruzzo, where he can make his own grapes from the surrounding land. At the end of the 1800s an important marriage marked the future turning point of the farm on the Loreto Aprutino side: that between Giuseppe Ciavolich and the noblewoman Ernestina Vicini of Loreto Aprutino.
In the 1960s, from the hereditary division of Donna Ernestina, the family received the agricultural estate of Loreto Aprutino (Pe) consisting of about 50 hectares. Here, Giuseppe Ciavolich, grandson of the founder, planted the vineyards of Montepulciano, Trebbiano and Cococciola, which Chiara continues to cultivate today, to pass on an ancient history through wine, the red thread connecting past, present and future.
The company was founded in the Lodoletta area, a flatter area in the middle of the Val d'Illasi, in 1990. The exposure of the area to the sun and the wind make this area ideal for the production of Valpolicella and Amarone. The Estate and the Cellar are one appendix of the other, interacting with each other and well integrated with the surrounding environment.
Winery of the Princes of Spadafora
The founder of the farm is Don Pietro dei Principi di Spadafora, who inherits the estate from his uncle Michele De Stefani, a talented farmer and breeder of racehorses. The estate suffered a lot of damage during the 1968 earthquake but Don Pietro is committed to both the reconstruction and the redevelopment of the company, re-evaluating the native vineyards and bringing allochthonous vineyards to Sicily for the birth of quality wines.
The current owner is Francesco Spadafora, son of Don Pietro, married to his wife Claudia, flanked by his daughter Enrica.
Donnafugata Winery is the most elegant in Sicily. Strong red Sicilian wine and lovable Sicilian withe wine from Donna Fugata.
Wonderful wine in artistic and beautiful bottles. Drinking a glass of Donnafugata wines is a pleasant voyage in the truly heart of Sicily.
The Domain eDonnafugata was born in Sicily from the initiative of a family that with great passion has innovated the style and perception of Sicilian wine in the world. The goal is to offer the world wines that stand out for their pleasantness and complexity, wines capable of convincing and making those who taste them happy. The excellence of Sicilian wine from a company that with 384 hectares of vineyards, which touch the whole island, starting from Marsala, the cellars of Contessa Entellina in south-western Sicily, Vittoria, Etna and Pantelleria.
Let's enjoy Donnafugata wine!
Duca di Salaparuta: style icon since 1824
Historic Sicilian winery, which from 1824 to today, is a symbol of elegance and innovation. The Duca di Salaparuta wines, with their unmistakable style and attention to detail, are a symbol of a constant search for innovation and a deep bond with the territory.
The Duca di Salaparuta group brings together three historical brands, which represent Sicily and Italy in the world: Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta and Florio.
Integrated into a single reality by the Reina family, today the Companies constitute the first private winegrowing group on the island and tell the story and the land, through suggestive places such as the estates and the historic cellars of Marsala and Casteldaccia, but above all , through the wines.
Three brands, each witnessing a territory and its peculiarities, and a complete range of wines able to satisfy every consumption and pairing occasion.
The Fuligni company covers about one hundred hectares, fully cultivated, in an almost continuous strip of land on the north-eastern side of Montalcino, where historically the most classic production of Brunello has arisen.
The vineyards have a total extension of fourteen hectares and are located primarily in the "I Cottimelli" area at an altitude ranging from 380 to 450 meters above sea level. Here the land, predominantly exposed to the north-east, belongs entirely to the geological formation of S. Fiora (galestro), of Eocene origin and is made up of a prevalently stony skeleton. Other vineyards, more specifically destined for the production of Rosso di Montalcino and igt wines, are located further east, around the 18th-century villa “San Giovanni a Semiti”, now used as farmhouse accommodation.
The "Fausta Mansio" of Olaf Consiglio is a small farm that extends over a property of 10 hectares, organically cultivated with olive groves and vineyards.
Moscato di Siracusa was one of the first Sicilian wines to obtain the D.O.C in 1973.
In the following years, however, due to a strong economic crisis that loomed in the area and a consequent real production inability on the part of the companies in the sector, the latter were forced to almost totally eradicate the existing vineyards to replace them with new citrus groves, considered more profitable at the time.
But Fausta Mansio, anticipating the legislation that establishes the loss of the D.O.C. in the absence of production for a period of over 40 years, at the end of the 90s he decided to bet on the potential of our native vineyard and to replant the Moscato di Siracusa, in order to recover one of the most significant traditions of our province, bottling the first production in 2001.
Feudo Branciforti di Bordonaro, in the most planted area of Italy
Between Mount Erice and the Egadi islands, on soft hills located at an altitude between 300 and 400 meters above sea level, the lush rows of Tenuta Gelso Grande stretch out, the heart of the "Feudi Branciforti dei Bordonaro" production.
We are immersed in the Trapani countryside, where peasant knowledge has built, over time, a history based on agriculture that has its most authentic expression in quality winemaking. This is where a production philosophy takes shape that declines tradition with an oenological design naturally suited to excellence. The Sicilian wine history is imprinted in this area, this pristine place celebrates the combination of the green of the vineyards and the blue of the sky. A unique and unrepeatable whole in full respect of nature.
Feudi Branciforti dei Bordonaro "writes another page of this wonderful tradition with a production philosophy dedicated to quality. From the grape harvest to the delicate winemaking processes. It is a slow process that reaches the end of the last ten days of September with the harvesting of red grapes. The goal of such care is fully reflected in the winemaking processes aimed at enhancing the organoleptic characteristics of each individual grape variety.
Etna winemakers for four generations, passionate and in love with our volcano and wine.
The Grasso family has always lived and worked on Etna. A small reality, six hectares set between Etna and Nebrodi, in the beautiful Calderara district, on the north side of Etna.
The company cultivates only native varieties: nerello mascalese and nerello cappuccino for the reds and rosés; carricante, catarratto and white minnella for whites.
We are located 650 meters above sea level; the soil is composed almost exclusively of volcanic stones which give the wine a unique minerality and flavor.
We keep an authentic Terroir: Sicily
When innovation and technology enhance the value of nature, wines are born that show perfect and meticulous care in all aspects of the production cycle from the vineyard to the cellar.
Harvest after harvest the challenge is to be able to maintain high standards of excellence, with the scruple of enhancing the unique characteristics of each type of grape from exclusive production contexts.
No standardized operations are carried out every year in the cellar: de-stemming, pressing, punching down, pumping over and refinements are not sequential steps but unique interpretations that are careful to reveal and enhance what nature has shaped during the growth and ripening phase of the bunches.
The cellar is organized in such a way as to preserve those organoleptic values of the grapes, seeking those characteristics of uniqueness that Firriato wines, already in the conception phase, are able to express. At each stage, the team of technicians, cellarmen and all employees has the task of carefully preserving the excellence of a raw material which, for its integrity and organoleptic complexity, has no equal.
The state-of-the-art processing facilities, the refrigeration technology and the adequate capacities of the wine vessels are all ordered according to a production specification tailored to each batch of grapes capable of giving the wine in the glass that personality consistent with the identity of the territory from which it comes to life.
Founded in 1833 by Vincenzo Florio, the Cantine Florio di Marsala overlook the sea of western Sicily.
Enveloped by the energy of the winds, made savory by the sea, the cellars welcome, beautiful and silent, the oak woods where the Marsala Florio refine in an apparently motionless movement.
Hundreds of barrels, vats and kegs, each with its own story, breathe the sea through the tuff floor, in the high naves where perfumes and architecture mix.
In this wonderful place, where the Sicilian idea of beauty is distilled, the winemaker Tommaso Maggio, through the wise use of space, time and oxygen, creates Marsala in its many organoleptic forms
Great "little cellar" of Etna. Girolamo Russo Cellars
Old sapling and row vines in the newer vines, on the north side of Etna between 650 and 780 meters above sea level, cultivated with respect for tradition and following the dictates of organic farming.
There are 18 hectares of vineyard area, located in 3 different districts: San Lorenzo, the largest and highest; Feudo and Feudo di mezzo, all included in the territories of Castiglione di Sicilia and Randazzo.
The native vine is Nerello Mascalese [with small scattered quantities of nerello Cappuccino]. The age of the vines varies from 40 to over 100 years of age, except for a recently planted part, with a yield of about 35 q. per ha. due to the failures created over time and an incisive thinning
and selection during the harvest.
Graci, from the slopes of Etna a winery that produces splendid examples of Etna's wine quality
The vineyards of the Graci winery are located in the heart of the Alcantara Valley, in Contrada Arcurìa, in Contrada Feudo Di Mezzo, in Contrada Muganazzi, in Contrada Santo Spirito and in Contrada Barbabecchi, at an altitude between 600 and 1,000 meters above sea level. sea level.
Only Etna vines are grown, respecting the territory, tradition and the peculiarities of the vintage. Only native vines: Nerello Mascalese, Carricante and Catarratto. Great attention to sustainability. Cultivation of vineyards in certified organic regime. Very careful selections and search for full maturity by limiting the yields in the vineyard to a minimum. Rigorous approach in the cellar in search of precision and finesse. The vinifications and refinements take place in concrete tanks, in vats and large barrels produced with very long seasoned woods. All the work is aimed at supporting the personality of the vineyards while keeping intact the differences and nuances between one vintage and another, in the belief that only by supporting and respecting the natural expression of a great territory, can wines be able to excite.
The agricultural company and the Horus winery are the synthesis of an entrepreneurial experience that began in 1974
In the Hyblaean territory between Acate and Vittoria, characterized by a warm and Mediterranean climate, mitigated by the sea breeze, there are one hundred hectares of land, of which thirty are planted with vines and the remaining with almond and olive groves.
The right balance between temperature, altitude and distance from the sea contribute to the uniqueness of this environmental context which has encouraged us to enhance and enhance the qualities of native and traditional varieties: Nero D'Avola, Frappato, Grillo, Insolia and Moscato.
The ethics of production, respect for the environment and the landscape, through sustainable and lasting viticulture, characterize the identity of the Horus winery.
Guarding means preserving the territory, maintaining traditions and respecting the person
From these values and from the love for a wonderful land like Etnea, where the vine was brought by man more than two millennia ago, the wines of I Custodi are born, fruit of the generosity of the warm volcanic soil and its minerality, of the cold of Muntagna and the sun of Sicily.
Healthy vines of all ages, supported by their chestnut pole, which densely populate (8000 plants per hectare) inaccessible dry lava stone terraces, are cultivated in harmony with the environment that surrounds them only with the strength of the hands of I Vigneri , wise Etna winemakers. In a natural, organic way, as has always been done on Etna for hundreds of years, without synthetic chemicals, respecting people, the landscape and nature.
Noto, the Baroque, nature, wine: here is Marabino
In south-eastern Sicily, in the Buonivini district in the heart of the Val di Noto, at a latitude further south of Tunis, stands the Cantina Marabino! The thirty hectares of land on which the vineyards extend are of low hills, and enjoy an excellent exposure and a very sweet microclimate from autumn to spring, in summer the climate becomes hot and arid with average temperatures among the highest in the island, this is the area that boasts of being the sunniest in Europe with always clear and clear skies.
The predominantly calcareous clayey soils are characterized by particular pedological variations with chromaticity ranging from calcareous white to clayey black, with an excellent supply of mineral elements. The altitude varies from 30 to 80 meters above sea level, with a distance from the sea of less than 7 km.
Cantine Martinez di Marsala: high quality liqueur wines
The Martinez winery was founded in 1866 in the extreme tip of Western Sicily, in Marsala, territory of the homonymous DOC. The Martinez winery takes its name from the family that founded it and which for six generations, through a combination of innovation and tradition, has made its products unique. Over the years, the Martinez winery has remained faithful to the product for which it was born: Marsala, the most prestigious Italian fortified wine.
The journey of the Martinez winery began almost 150 years ago, thanks to the initiative of its founder Carlo Martinez. The history of the company follows that of the family, through the succession of faces and personalities that have given life to a unique and excellent tradition.
The founder Carlo Martinez found in the liveliness of Marsala, at the time the hub of commerce and wine production on the island, the ideal place in which to build his entrepreneurial dream, together with his brother Francesco. The Martinez winery grows every day with its own wines and with its own wines it matures without haste.
Masseria del Feudo is not just a company, its is family history.
Values and ideals that continue to be nurtured by Francesco and Carolina, fourth generation oriented towards the promotion of viticulture and agriculture, in a land where innovation finds support in tradition.
Their business philosophy translates into social responsibility towards the environment and respect for production quality.
Paolo Calì's winery produces wines that are ambassadors of the territory and that tell the story of those who produced them
A winemaker pharmacist who has bet on a project and has focused on his own territory by dedicating himself to the cultivation of the vineyard and the production of wine, recovering the centuries-old family tradition in these same lands.
The vines are grown on sea sands, shaped by the wind and rain like dunes, heated by the summer sun until they become inaccessible. Paolo Calì has decided to plant and cultivate only Sicilian native vines, such as Frappato, Nero d'Avola and Grillo. And to vinify them by enhancing the peculiarities of the soil and climate, which guarantees significant temperature excursions. With the ambition of producing real wines, free from conceptual schemes, free not to pursue fashion and free to excite, having the privilege of bringing what he thinks and what he believes in on the tables and in the glasses.
Pasquale Forte has a passion with ancient origins. The earth
The Calabrian parents owned land, vines and olive trees. Then the transfer of the family to Lombardy, his studies, the entrepreneurial adventure, which continues today, lead Pasquale Forte's ambition towards other goals, other satisfactions.
But the land and its chosen products, wine and oil, represent an irresistible attraction for him.
Custom designed as well as the machinery and vats, the cellar is a unique environment spread over five floors, of which only two are entirely above ground. The structure allows the management of flows by gravity thanks to the wells that connect the different floors. A choice that limits the use of pumps and allows grapes, musts and wine to slide towards the aging barrels, minimizing mechanical stress.
A laboratory to monitor the entire supply chain, from raw material to finished product with chemical and biodynamic analyzes.
The Quintarelli Giuseppe company is one of the most renowned in the field of Amarone production
Nestled among the vineyards of Valpolicella, the Quintarelli Winery represents the "History" of Amarone and the fine red wines that have made this hilly area near Verona famous. The story says that from a Recioto barrel "forgotten" for years in the cellar, thus carrying out all the residual sugars, the famous red wine, symbol, together with Valpolicella, of Veronese winemaking excellence was born.
Like all “grown-ups”, who need no introduction, the Quintarelli family carries on over time the noble work of their grandparents Giuseppe “Bepi” and Franca with dedication and almost mystical reserve. In fact, there is hardly any indication to reach the winery, nor a company website, as if to protect an intimate and still magically familiar dimension.
Within the framework of a small family-run estate, Salvatore Ferrandes manages organically his terraced land on the island of Pantelleria, where the family, of Spanish heritage, has been present for more than six hundred years. The favorable climate, the generous fertility of volcanic soil and the careful craftsmanship in processing allow to obtain particularly high quality products such as capers, raisins and the Passito of Pantelleria.
Tassi di Montalcino Tuscan winery
The Tassi company finds its roots in the figure of Guido Franci, founder of the family. Guido, was born in Greppo in 1910 and since he was a boy he has worked as a sharecropper for the Biondi Santi family, taking care of the vineyards, the estate and the various activities of the farm.
Between the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1960s, after experimenting with different types of activities including bird making, he decided to devote himself full time to beekeeping, which has always been his great passion, founding the Franci company. .
Driven by the love for Montalcino and its land, inherited from his grandfather Guido, and aware of the need for continuous entrepreneurial innovation, in the following years Fabio began to manage the historic Enoteca located inside the Montalcino Fortress to which he then added other quality commercial and hospitality activities, seizing opportunities for growth and improvement every day.
The cellar is entirely built in laminated wood and has been built on two levels to fill the tubs with concrete by gravity, without using pumps. The temperature inside the room adjusts itself thanks to a ditch that runs along the entire perimeter.
Tenuta Benedetta, a small company born thanks to the love for Sicily
The founder, Daniele Noli and his wife Laura are the owners of this small company that bears the name of their daughter Benedetta who, immediately, took part in this project that she shares with her parents. Daniele, pharmacist, inherited from his father the passion for wine, he graduated in viticulture and enology and is in charge of production, Laura helps him in the administrative part.
The property consists of three vineyards: Vigna Benedetta, Vigna Laura and Vigna Mariagrazia, from which three spectacular wines are born. Unico di Benedetta, the first Sangiovese on Etna, Rosso di Laura, splendid Etna Rosso and Bianco di Mariagrazia, elegant Etna white.
Azienda Agricola Tornatore, winemakers in the blood since 1865
In 1910 Giuseppe, grandfather of the current owner, built a house with an adjoining millstone in the Piano Fiera district with adjacent 2 ha of vineyards to which another 2ha on the north side of Etna are added in the Piano Felci district at an altitude of 1,000 meters above sea level. A family with deep roots in the territory of origin, which in subsequent generations has never neglected attachment and respect for it and for traditions.
The company falls on the northern slope of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The soils are of volcanic origin and derive from the disintegration of the lava masses, ashes and lapilli.
Generally they are soils formed on the spot (native) or transported by rainwater, which in certain flat areas on the slopes of the volcano, have originated vast sandy, blackish, deep and very fertile extensions. The climate of the northern side of Etna is characterized by mild temperatures, affected by the influence of the mountainous reliefs to the north (Nebrodi mountains).
The result is a late environment as a result of the exposure and the prevailing altimetry which favor strong thermal excursions.
The combination of soil, climate and the wisdom of the winemakers have made the northern slope of Etna an ideal area for the production of wines of the highest quality but above all special and unique.
Producing a good quality wine is an art, and like a true art it requires Experience, Ability and Passion
The Vasari family has been involved in the production of quality wines since 1628 in the hills overlooking the valley of the Mela river in the municipalities of Santa Lucia del Mela and Merì.
A journey through time that, from generation to generation, accompanies the skilful and meticulous work of the Vasari family in the constant search for an exclusive product with authentic flavors.
History is a dip in art, it evokes events and emotions that have generated culture and passions, marking time and the generations that have followed.
It is precisely art, in all its facets, that inspired the Vasari family who, following their vocation, managed to create an indissoluble bond between the fruit of the intellect and that of the earth, transforming them into wine of great value.
Among the oldest in Italy, the cellar tells through its walls and those of the museum the story of a family but, above all, that of a territory that is the protagonist of great deeds.
Palazzo Basile-Vasari, today under the protection of Cultural Heritage, has welcomed illustrious names from Michele Basile (1832-1907), scholar and writer, to the futurist Ruggero Vasari (1898-1968), one of the major founders of the artistic and cultural movement of the twentieth century century.
Even today, the roots of culture influence the skilled work that Ruggero Vasari and his young nephew Michele carry out in the cellar with a modern and innovative vision.
Aeolian winery with wines of the highest quality
In Lipari, in the splendid Aeolian Islands, on a plain 350 meters high supported by the ancient kaolin quarries, there is an excellent enological and landscape project.
The property is located on the northern slopes of Etna, within the hilly belt that extends between Solicchiata and Randazzo, historically the area of choice for the great red wines of the entire Etna area. The estate consists of over 55 hectares divided into 24 plots in six districts, with a total vineyard area of about 25 hectares in production and with 7 hectares in breeding.
Indigenous winery of the Little Island of Pantelleria, mainly dedicated to the processing of the Zibibbo grape. We point out the Arbaria, Passito di Pantelleria with a Great Mention at Vinitaly.
The company Cugini Caruso S.r.l.s. deals with the wholesale of non-alcoholic beverages, located near Tremestieri Etneo, in the province of Catania. Each drink proposed is a tribute to the family, to Sunday lunches and is made with high quality ingredients and raw materials
Company founded in 1964, in Torrenova, in a small town near the Nebrodi park. The founder, from whom it also takes the name of the company, has always prepared its products with organic ingredients, certified and self-grown in respect of the environment.
The fish canning industry Di Caro Pasquale S.r.l. since 1960 it has been a leader in the Sicilian blue fish treatment and conservation sector.
Founded by Di Caro Pasquale, the artisan company was born in the city of Sciacca Terme (AG), a city overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, very famous for fishing for blue fish and in particular for anchovies and sardines.
The manual processing technique, the strong point of the company, enhances the precious qualities of blue fish, recognized by the national food institutes.
F.lli Pistone, born in 2017 by Bomapi Srl
In 1998, the brothers Giuseppe and Angelo Pistone created Bomapi S.r.l., an artisan laboratory for the production of liqueurs that uses citrus fruits from the Sicilian territory as a raw material. The company is immediately appreciated for the quality and taste of its infusions, capable of paying homage to tradition in an always original way.
In 1998, the brothers Giuseppe and Angelo Pistone created Bomapi S.r.l., an artisan laboratory for the production of liqueurs that uses citrus fruits from the Sicilian territory as a raw material. The company is immediately appreciated for the quality and taste of its infusions, capable of paying homage to tradition in an always original way.
The most important turning point took place in 2017, when the Pistone Brothers decided to put new specialties on the market born from experience and constant experimentation. Thus was born F.lli Pistone S.r.l., a reality that, using the almost twenty-year know-how of Bomapi, gives life to innovative products, unique in taste and spirit.
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Irias, the real Sicilian craft beer
Irias is an artisan microbrewery born in 2013 from the will of a group of friends, with a passion for Sicilian food and wine culture.
Located in Torrenova, in the province of Messina, Irias has always produced only craft beers, using the main raw materials and strengths of Sicily.
The mission is to offer a high quality product linked to the territory, contributing to the renewal of Sicilian culture in terms of healthy drinking and eating and corporate culture.
Pasticceria Giulio from Capo d'Orlando
One of the most important centers of excellence in Sicily but also in Italy for the production of durum wheat pasta. Thanks to the mastery of great Sicilian pasta makers, a quality pasta is produced, full of taste and tradition, capable of surprising for its goodness, color, aroma, keeping it cooked.
The secrets are the technique, the bronze drawing, the long drying and the high quality of the semolina, made exclusively with durum wheat all Sicilian cultivated with passion and professionalism by specialized farmers.