World-famous Fischetti wine estate
The Fischetti is an old millstone at the base of Mount Etna in the Castiglione di Sicilia municipality that was renovated by the Fischetti family. The region has protected many of the old vineyards, and one will feel a great relationship here between man and the grapes grown. The terroir is one of a kind, and the site became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013. Many wine enthusiasts and journalists visit the winery from all over the world, and it is one of the best wine regions in the world.
Ideal location of the vineyards
The vineyards are located at the volcano’s foot and are perfectly exposed to sunlight. Every process from pruning till harvesting of grapes is done manually to protect the environment and the health of the vines. The main grape varieties that grow here are Catarratto, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, and Carricante. The best grapes are used to make their famous red, white, and rose wines. Their work has always been dedicated to exploiting all the potentials of these vines in the light of their experience in producing Etna D.O.C. wines.
Redeveloped and restructured winery
The estate was redeveloped and restructured with a combination of traditional methodology and modern innovative technology to continue making the best wines of the Etna region. The partially buried thick lava walls ensure temperature and humidity control for proper winemaking. The ancient wine press is still present inside the millstone, and the winery offers exclusive tours and tastings at their estate for guests and wine lovers all year long.