Tenuta Bastonaca loves its Sicilian winemaking culture
The Tenuta Bastonaca winery has great respect for its tradition and works for improvement at all times. Named after Contrada Bastonaca, the winery in Cerasuolo di Vittoria is modern but has a deep affection for the local winemaking heritage. Present in an 18th-century millstone, one can always smell the scent of pressed grapes and grape must. The 15-hectare land features bush vines along with old olive trees of the rare Carolea variety.
Organic viticulture and local grapes
The region has perfect conditions for the growth and cultivation of vines. All the work in the vineyards and cellar is done with organic and sustainable methods. There is no irrigation so that the grapes can take in the sunshine and warmth from the land for making distinct wines. They recently bought a one-hectare vine plot in Castiglione di Sicilia, near Mount Edna, with 50-year old vines of Cappuccio and Nerello Mascalese. The main grapes grown are Nero d’Avola and Frappato, used for making red and rose wines.
Natural processes at the winery
The wines are produced naturally without using chemicals. The grapes are fermented, and ageing takes place in oak barrels so that the wines get the required taste and aroma. Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG wines are exquisite and reflect the rich terroir of the area. Apart from wine, the company also produces extra virgin olive oil from estate olive trees. There are more than a thousand red roses at the winery that make it charming and beautiful.