Winemakers of Sicily

  • I Vigneri

    When you speak about the wines of eastern Sicily and especially the wines from the soils of Mount Etna, Sicily’s famous, majestic volcano, it is impossible to not mention the name Salvo Foti. A native of the city of Catania, Salvo studied enology and began his career in 1981 as a technical and agrarian advisor [...]

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  • Romeo del Castello

    Fattorie Romeo del Castello is located 700 meters up the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, and proprietors Rosanna Romeo and her daughter Chiara Vigo are taking the historic estate to an even higher level. The estate of 14 hectares is surrounded by a lava flow from an eruption in 1981 that threatened to take [...]

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  • Marco de Bartoli

    The de Bartoli brothers grow grapes in many different parts of Marsala. No fertilizers are ever used, as they feel the plant’s roots need to go deep into the soil to keep their substance. It’s very dry where they are, so mildew and odium are not a concern. They use about three sulfur treatments a [...]

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  • Valdibella

    Valdibella is a co-op of the best kind: a group of six friends and neighbors who decided to pool their resources, skills, and talents with the (seemingly simple) goal of producing really good wine. Grown from vineyards not far from Palermo, the wines reflect the new style of Sicilian winemaking, with an emphasis of brighter [...]

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  • Calea

    Definitive versions of affordable, authentically pure and pleasurable Nero d’Avola and Fiano. Calea’s sleek and modern package combines elements from Sicily’s rich architectural traditions, and colors that call to mind the bright sunlight and burnished earth of this ancient crossroads of the Mediterranean. Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate writes: “The 2007 Nero d’Avola from [...]

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  • Arianna Occhipinti

    Arianna Occhipinti is a young winemaker who released her first vintage in 2004 at the age of 21. A burgeoning cult figure in the biodynamic movement, Arianna tends to 14 hectares of olive groves and 5 hectares of vineyards in the land around Vittoria, southeastern Sicily. Growing a few white varietals as well as Nero [...]

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