Making wine is my life choice.
When I got back to Sicily after years I had spent somewhere else, I found the vineyards and my father’s dream. I took his dream and made it mine.
To live here, to feel the energy of this beautiful though difficult land, trying to understand its essence and to capture its generous personality.
To be witness and guardian of terroir, preserving its integrity, absorbing its strength and richness, trying to transfer to my wines its profound and fascinating spirit.
No tricks, no frills. Just wine.
I make my wines praticticing organic farming and natural winemaking, while paying utmost respect to Menfi's terroir.
No herbicides or synthetic fertilisers are ever allowed in the vineyard, nor any other systemic farm chemicals that may alter the environment's health and its rich biodiversity.
At the winery, I chose to work only with spontaneous fermentations and to adopt non invasive winemaking practices, in order to respect the unique personality of Sicilian native grape varieties and the beautiful land to which they belong.
The uncontaminated deep blue sea, with its remarkable scenery of sandy dunes covered with dwarf palms and sea lilies.
The bright sunshine, the fresh breeze blowing from the ocean. Unforgettable landscapes of a beautiful valley that lies in the South-western part of Sicily, where the Belìce River gently flows into the sea.
A focused and sustainable viticulture, close to the amazing Greek ruins of Selinunte, where the Sican, Elymian and Phoenician heritage intertwined, giving birth to one of the richest cultures of the Mediterranean.
This is Menfi: sea and wind, air and light, and the fascinating history of human civilization. And this is what you find in my wines.