September 2021

Le'ts find out the most lovely native grape varieties of Sicily, Grillo. We are going to tell you its story, where we grow it, its carachteristics and the most tasty pairings. Grillo is a grape which have noble birth. It's father was Baron Mendola, a Sicilian agronomist and ampelographer.In mid 19th century, the Baron was searching for a more aromatic grape vine to produce Marsala fortified wine. He wasn't able to find it so he guessed he could give birth to a new grape variety, thanks to a crossbreed of two indigenous grapes: Catarratto and Zibibbo. Soon this became the basic wines used in the production of most structured and

Every year between August and September, comes the time of harvest in western Sicily. A ritual that tells about ancient traditions and that represents the end and - at the same time - the beginning of a cycle. The end of the vine's life cycle and the peak of our daily work in the vineyards. It's the moment when the life of the wine starts through the fermentation, maturation and aging path which ends when wine is released in the market to reach the consumer. Since ancient times in Rome, harvest period was celebrated with banquets and other feasts in honor of Bacchus. Even in the sicilian countryside, harvest have always