Paradise for Nature Lovers, Surrounded by Olive and Vine Groves and Touched by the Para Para River
Poggio di Bortolone is located in the hilly surroundings of the Hyblaean Mountains and the Plains of Gela. It situates near the town Chiaramonte Gulfi, in the Ragusa province, in South-Eastern Sicily. The winery expands over a land of 60 acres, crisscrossed by olive groves and beautiful vineyards. It builds a unique landscape, enhanced by the Para Para river.
Poggio di Bortolone, a Look Back into History
At the end of the 18th century, the Cosenza family found Poggio di Bortolone after Sicily’s transition out of feudalism. Since then, the ownership of the estate is passing from father to son. Presently, Pierluigi Cosenza, the son of Ignazio, owns the estate.
A Wind of Change in the Winery
Around 1970, Ignazio gave a new direction to the estate and changed its name to Poggio di Bortolone. He introduced his first vintage in 1982 with an ancient label, depicting the manor house and the cellars. During the time of the 80s, the father of Pierluigi introduced several innovations in the cellars. He replaced old oak and chestnut vats with stainless steel versions. In the year 2005, the winery obtained the status of Denomination of Origin Controlled and Guaranteed (DOCG). For over a century and more, the Cosenza Family has been using the land to cultivate vines, olives grove, and wheat. On the 15-hectares of vineyards, they grow Nero d’Avola, Syrah, Cabernet, and Petit Verdot along with Grosso Nero. They produce rich-quality red and rose wines. If you are a passionate wine enthusiast, then you may plan a few days trip to Poggio di Bortolone Winery.