• My name is Marilena Barbera
    and I am a winegrower.
    I live and make my wines in Menfi, Sicily.

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Golden Star 
@ Vini Buoni d'Italia 2015

My Bambina harvest 2013 has won her first Golden Star during the final tastings of Vini Buoni d'Italia wine guide published by the Italian Touring Club! 

You can find the list of all winners on the official page of the Guide: www.vinibuoni.it.

Credits: the picture of the bottle - before I put photoshopped stars on it - is by Federico Malgarini.

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My story

My story

We have been winegrowers for three generations: a 100 years long story, a legacy of love and respect
Wine book

Wine book

Always up-to-date with all available wines and vintages: ready for browsing, or for immediate download

Photo album

Photo album

My book of photo shots from my vineyard in Sicily, available in HR for download - please cite the source

Video gallery

Video gallery

My YouTube channel with harvest stories, tastings, travels and meetings with very special people

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