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Sicily / Scilio
Place: Giarre (Catania)
Square: 22 He
Quantity: 79 000 bottles
Owner: Famiglia Scilio
Agronomist: Francesco Ancona
Enologist: G.Chiettini

Società Agricola Scilio

For the last five generations members of the Scilio family have continued to cultivate their vineyards on Sicily’s famous volcano “Etna”, producing high quality wines.

The grapes grown in Valle Galfina are the product of both the older vines and the more recent replanted vineyards that in harmony lie on Etna’s unique and fertile “terroir” on the north-eastern slopes of the volcano.

1815 is the date hewn on the lava stone built cellar and commemorates the first grape harvest of the estate. Since then year after year, each generation has respected the traditional attention and passion to producing the wines, nevertheless always keeping an eye towards the future.

The result are wines with a strong personality, an inebriating reflection of the volcanic terroir, appreciated for the balance and elegance that makes them unique.

Within the heart of the Etna DOC Appellation you will find the Tenuta Scilio di Valle Galfina vineyards cultivated according to the traditions handed down through generations.

The favourable peculiarity of the volcanic soil, the particular microclimate, the cultivation of the indigenous Etna grapes (Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, and Carricante) together with a low yield per hectare produce grapes of excellent quality.

Decisive factor is the method of cultivation, rigorously organic. The result is a more intensely aromatic grape as well as a total respect to health and environment.

Carefully selected, the grapes are hand picked only at complete maturity, and separately processed according to each vineyard. The wines undergo a delicate refining phase following the most modern winemaking methods to best develop the correct balance and harmony from each particular grape variety.

Mount Etna and the Tenuta Scilio vineyards make up the picturesque scenery surrounding the Valle Galfina Wine Hotel. A perfect setting on the Scilio wine estate that for generations have produced Etna’s unique wines.

Much attention is given to the gastronomic specialities of the area such as the wines and olive oil of the estate produces organically.

To learn more about Scilio please visit the winery website