Sicily can boast over 100,000 hectares of vineyards which annually produce about 6 million hectoliters of wine. There are very different geographical areas of production on the island; among them are the province of Trapani from Marsala to Pantelleria, the countryside of Erice, the territories of Etna and the entire area of Eastern Sicily from Vittoria to Syracuse.
Centuries, if not millennia, of wine tradition behind it all.
Regional production is the perfect synthesis between millenary tradition and modernity; alongside the classic native vines of the region such as Grillo, Inzolia, Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Frappato, Zibibbo, Lucido and many others, international vines such as Syrah, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc have been grafted with excellent results.
The Sicilian territory is dotted with small, large, famous or completely unknown wineries. We can count well over three hundred of them, an approximate figure that still gives an idea of how much wine production constitutes one of the beating hearts of the island’s economy.
La più ricca è la provincia di Trapani con circa 90 cantine, seguono in ordine decrescente Catania, Palermo, Agrigento, The richest province is that of Trapani which can count on 90 wineries, followed in descending order by Catania, Palermo, Agrigento, Ragusa, Messina, Syracuse and Caltanissetta.
All of them have perfected their production techniques over the years, investing heavily in communication and contributing to the enhancement of a fantastic territory thanks to the organization of events and initiatives.