Region Of The Week: Sicily

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. 

Sicilia DOC Map Provided by Consorzio di Tutela Vini DOC Sicilia

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.

Explore our Sicilian wines below:


Sambucese Nero d’Avola 2021

Pietro Caciorgna Ciauria Etna Rosso 2021

Pellegrino Marsala Superiore NV


Pietro Caciorgna Guardolivento Etna Bianco 2021

Sambucese Grillo 2021

Lunagaia 'Maganza' Zibibbo 2020


Sambucese Rosato 2021

Wines of Sicilia DOC Map Courtesy of Consorzio di Tutela Vini