Often when we talk about Sicily, we think of long sunny stretches of seaside vineyards. This is not the case at Di Giovanna, an oasis of biodiversity inside the Nature Reserve of Monte Genuardo. Mountain viticulture is practiced, with altitude peaks of 850 meters (2,800 feet) above sea level. Di Giovanna's viticulture tradition dates back five generations. In the 1980s, the family vineyards were consolidated and replanted, when Barbara and Aurelio Di Giovanna began a journey towards a quality winemaking along with their sons Gunther and Klaus. Today the Di Giovanna brothers, adept and profoundly dedicated to the land, are assisted by Gianfranco Zito, who takes care of all the winemaking operations.
The Di Giovanna company consists of 56 hectares of vineyards planted in Sambuca di Sicilia on soil with a strong calcareous component in the highest areas (850 m) and with a greater presence of tuff soil of volcanic origin, as the vines descend (400 m) in Contessa Entellina. The vines are trained on single cordon with spur pruning. All in certified organic farming.
Di Giovanna's wines are united by expressive, savory notes and a strong but elegant personality. They are wines born from an artisan philosophy that preserve a strong typicity of their territory, the heart of Sicily’s Terre Sicane.