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

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Amazing social personalities to follow in 2019: the new Top 20 Wine Influencers's list is online!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been included in the Top Wine Influencers list for 2019 edited by the Sommeliers Choice Awards, and very happy to share this special award with some of the most amazing wine professionals around the world, including The Wine Wankers, Jancis Robinson, Julien Miquel, Tim Atkin, Jamie Goode, Luiz Alberto, Cathrine Todd, and many others. 

The complete Top 20 wine influencer's list for 2019 here.


And, because this is the sixth year in a row that I am included among the most relevant wine personalities that offer quality online content, let's celebrate with a short recall of what has happened in the previous years:

2018 Top 40 influencers of the wine world

2017 Top 20 influencers of the wine world

- 2016 Top 20 influencers of the wine world

- 2015 Top 20 influencers of the wine world

- 2014 Top People of the wine world


Tags: social networks, social presence, Top Wine Influencers, Wine Wankers, wine marketing, Sommeliers Choice Awards

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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    Menfi DOC: Wine and Terroir

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  • Zibibbo, a story of Sicilian identity

    Zibibbo, a story of Sicilian identity

    Zibibbo is one of the rarest grapes in the word with a triple attitude: it is a wine grape, a table grape and a raisin grape. Learn about its long history that dates back 5.000 years.

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  • What wine producers can do for climate change

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    Electricity is a significant expenditure items in a winery’s budget, and it has a great environmental impact. My energy-related choices make my winery 100% sustainable.

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  • Wild yeast and the miracle of life

    Wild yeast and the miracle of life

    Wild yeast and spontaneous fermentations, key points of the natural wine movement, are linked to Mediterranean traditions that remain a source of inspiration for winegrowers all over the world.

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