Our luxurious wine cellar, bursting with mystery and goodness – get to know Sicily and the whole Italian tradition.
The doors of our famous Sicilian Cantina, a prestigious wine cellar in the San Corrado di Noto resort, an ancient masseria once belonging to Prince Nicolaci, in a territory characterised by sandstone and sand, particularly suited to the production of excellent wines.
Cross the threshold of our wine cellar and worship at this high temple of wine: alongside the choicest and most prestigious Sicilian wines, you’ll find the best of Italian production - indulge yourself in a sensory journey through the rows of vines of the Italian peninsula.
Each region and territory cultivate their own vines, following tradition but also sometimes with startling innovations. So, in sipping a glass of Nero d’Avola, preceded by a white from Trentino Alto Adige, then possibly moving on to an Orvieto white or a red Brunello di Montalcino, you’re actually travelling the whole length of Italy in a glass.
We’ve showcased the most important Sicilian labels, associated with autochthonous grape varieties: Grillo, Inzolia, Nero d’Avola, Neretto Mescalese, Frappato, Zibibbo, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The local wineries of Noto, land of the Baroque, feature widely in the selection we offer. The Tenuta Zisola, for example, with its Syrah Achilles of 2016 and the Petit Verdot Effe Emme of 2014, whose excellence has been noted by critics, journalists and even guides like the Gambero Rosso.
Our sommeliers and experts will accompany you on a journey through Sicily and then Italy. You’ll visit the Tenuta Valle delle Alcate winery, where, in a cool, ventilated environment, bottles of premium wine of rare elegance, redolent of blackberries and blackcurrants, are produced; the Feudi del Pisciotto, situated 250 metres above sea level, perfect for producing Pinot Nero, Merlot and Gewürztraminer; and then climbing effortlessly up to the Porta del Vento, where they produce the award-winning Bolla, bursting with hints of fruit, camomile, helichrysum and calamint.
Then, heading westwards, Badalucco, Barraco, Viola, Donna Fugata and many others. After crossing the Straits of Messina to the mainland, you’ll be able to enter a new, quite different sensory experience; passing from an “independent wine-producing continent” to a continuous commingling of terrains and techniques, a rich hotbed of biodiversity that leaves everyone speechless, the veritable crown jewel of the Italian scene.
Welcome to our Cantina. Sicily and the whole of Italy await you in a glass of wine, with an aromatic bouquet, to be sniffed, observed and savoured. Prepare yourself for a journey of laid-back pleasure, from the wine cellar of the San Corrado di Noto to all the grape varieties to be found in Italy.