For five centuries and through seventeen generations, our family has been involved with the course of agricultural evolution in Sicily. Our history is the story of a journey through time and space, through the five areas – Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna, Capo Milazzo – where today we produce our wines, our olive oils and the places of our family hospitality. The ethics of production and the protection of the environment, the countryside and the culture of each place, through sustainable long-term viticulture, wineries perfectly integrated in the landscape and wines which perfectly represent each territory, are common to our presence everywhere.
Noto was the third stage of our journey in Sicily. In 1998 we founded our estate in the district which coincidentally has always been called ‘Buonivini’. This gave us the idea of coming to discover the winemaking potential of this country, cradle of Nero d’Avola, which after a long history at present remained almost unknown. Here we confronted the hardest and best challenge, to give again an identity and future to a great Sicilian wine producing territory. The beauty of these hills which slope to the sea and where the vineyards stretch between almond groves, has made us carefully seek the closest integration possible with the landscape to provide minimum impact. Sustainability and hospitality in an informal atmosphere which cares for nature have, since the first day, characterised this project, with the building of the Cantina Invisibile and the restoration of the grape press and the Case Sparse.