Owners & winemakers: A cooperative of organic farmers in Camporeale
Vineyard management: Organic, plus all members adhere to a “Biodiversity Charter”
Grapes grown: Grillo, Catarratto, Zibibbo, Perricone, Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
- The community was originally established in 1642 by a group of Jesuits, who also began cultivating vineyards.
- The coop was founded in 1998 with the goal of restoring dignity to local farmers and combatting exploitative labor practices.
- All producers in the coop share a dedication to restoring biodiversity through organic farming methods.
- In addition to wine, the cooperative produces olive oil, almonds, ancient grain flours, beans, honey, herbs, and various fruit and vegetable preserves.