So many winemakers we support make wines that just ooze terroir - like they truly taste like where they are from - but none more so than those from the Italian islands. Sicily and Sardinia are the powerhouses of Italian island wine production, with Pantelleria, Lipari, and others joining the scene as well.
So choose an island and get to exploring each one’s unique terroir.
History: Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, served as a crossroads for ancient civilizations. Today, it boasts one of Europe’s most dynamic wine industries. The Greeks, Phoenicians, Arabs and Italians have all held sway over Sicily. Though the Greeks brought their advanced viticulture techniques, Sicilians have been making wine since 4000 BC.
Climate: Its dry, warm climate features regular sunshine and moderate rainfall that suits wine production. Arid conditions reduce the chance of rot and mildew, especially in areas kissed with coastal breezes. This makes Sicily a prime candidate for organic farming.
Predominant grapes: Nero d’Avola, Frappato and Nerello Mascalese for reds. Catarratto, Grillo, Inzolia, and Carricante for whites. Our producers: Alessandro Viola in Trapani, Viteadovest in Marsala, Cantina Marilina in Siracusa, Frank Cornelissen on Mount Etna, Gaudioso in Partanna, Fabio Ferracane in Marsala, Nino Barraco in Marsala
More Info Coming Soon Our producers: Meigamma
More Info Coming Soon Our producers: Abbazia San Giorgio