Tenuta la Favola

Located in the southeastern corner of Sicily, a short drive from the town of Noto, Tenuta la Favola is a small estate owned by Corrado and Valeria Gurrieri. Corrado is the third generation in his family to farm this particular piece of chalky, calcareous land, growing vegetables, olives, and of course wine. Certified organic and […]

i Vigneri di Salvo Foti

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Massimo Gregorio

Massimo Gregorio’s family has been making wine at this estate, on this hill, since 1730. However, it was Massimo that really found a passion for the art, and has dedicated himself fully to updating, and improving this beautiful family villa surrounded by green hills and valleys covered in vines, grains and land for grazing. The […]

Il Censo

Il Censo is a project started by Gaetano Gargano and his wife, Nicoletta, in close cooperation with Giampiero Bea. Gaetano, a Sicilian by birth, has spent much of his adult life in banking while living in Rome. He became and still is a client of the Bea family and, impressed by the work the Beas […]

Calea

This is a pure, authentic and downright pleasurable Nero d’Avola. Fermented in tank and aged for 4 months prior to release. Deeply colored and with a beguiling bouquet of violets, blueberry and black olives, this wine draws one in with its warm and generous nature. On the palate the texture is smooth and elegant, and […]

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 […]

Indie Cuvées

The Cantine di Indie cuvées are the products of Indie Wineries working with their winery partners in Italy, such as Tenuta la Favola, and Valdispina. The result are a small series of wines that are both very affordable and impeccably made. Wines: Cantine di Indie Vino Rosso del Popolo, Piemonte Cantine di Indie Polpo Rosso, […]