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

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Cantine Barbera wine blog has made the Top 90 Wine Blog list for 2018!

The Amsterdam Diary team are in constant search for the best wine blogs on the internet. This year, they have listed Cantine Barbera among the top 90 most interesting wine blogs worldwide, together with titanic names such as Robert Parker, James Suckling, Do Bianchi and many others.

As said in the email they sent to inform me about their choice, this is a recognition for the dedication and creativity tributed to promoting wine and the wine culture and to providing an interesting point of view from inside the wine production industry. 

Only three Italian websites are included in the list: one is Vino Da Burde, edited by sommelier and wine influencer Andrea Gori, and the second one is Intravino (who doesn't know Intravino?), one of the most influential, sarcastic, and politically incorrect Italian wine blogs.

Amazingly, my blog is one of only two winery blogs listed in the top 90: the other one is of course Bonny Doon Vineyard, written and directed by my favorite American wine inspirer Randall Grahm. 


Tags: Top Wine Influencers, wine marketing, wine blogs, Vino da Burde, Andrea Gori, Intravino, Bonny Doon Vineyard, Randall Grahm

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


Between a road map and a winery notebook, a personal digital moleskine with notes on winemaking, tastings and events, people I meet, places I see: my everyday life in the wine world.

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