I Vigneri di Salvo Foti
In 1435, the Maestranza de I Vigneri (Vine Grower Guild) was founded in Catania. The aim of the guild was to create a professional status for Etna’s vignerons and grape growers. Over 500 years later, Maestranza de I Vigneri works towards the recovery of Etna’s time-honoured viticultural techniques and expertise, many of which has been impeded by current vineyard policies. For nearly fifteen years they have planted, reconstituted and cultivated more than 30 hectares of vineyards in eastern Sicily, 14 of which are on the volcano. Non-invasive tools and methods are used with the utmost respect for tradition. Work is carried out without rushing or pushing nature, with absolute respect for the people and the environment.
Imported by: Les Caves de Pyrène