Gazing northwards from MOUNT ETNA, your eyes will fix upon the picturesque hillside town of Castiglione di Sicilia. At 621 metres above sea level, it is considered one of Italy’s ‘borghi piu’ belli’. It’s also the home town of Francesco Tornatore.
The Friulani are an instinctive, autonomous, self-starting, energetic, creative bunch of go-getters. They don’t need an excuse or an invitation to do what they believe they must. No surprise Friuli Venezia Giulia is such a WINE-MAKING HOT BED of activity.
The mighty impressive doors of the GRACI winery opened for the first time in 2004 after Alberto Graci was lured back to his Sicilian roots having made the decision of a lifetime…to drop all and become a Winemaker.
At the Contrade dell’Etna 2017, it was no surprise that tasters flocked towards the Girolamo Russo winery. As one of Etna’s most highly regarded cellars, an early preview of their #V16 Contrade (Feudo di Mezzo, Feudo and San Lorenzo) is naturally a MUST.
Trumpets at the ready…it’s almost that time of year again for the annual pilgrimage to the Pavilions of VeronaFiere. Yes, Vinitaly, the biggest Italian Wine Fair in the Universe, is a monstrous machine of viticultural & oenological dreams. And then some.