Located in Southern Italy, Sicily is Italy’s largest wine region at 98,000 hectares. While various civilizations have held sway over Sicily at some point in its history, Sicily has been producing wine since 4000 BC. Their climate varies from hot, dry summers with hot winds from Africa to an alpine environment around Mount Etna. These conditions reduce the chance of rot and mildew, making them a prime candidate for organic farming, in which 34% of their vineyards are organic.
The terroir reflects the diversity of this region with complex soils ranging from volcanic soil on Etna, to chalk in Noto, or sandy soil in Marsala. Catarratto and Nero d’Avola are the two most planted grapes in Sicily, while it’s home to more than 65 native grapes like Nerello Mascalese, Frappato, Nerello Cappuccio, Grillo, and Carricante.
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Wines of Sicilia DOC Map Courtesy of Consorzio di Tutela Vini