Discover Di Giovanna organic vineyards and wine cellar, located near the small village of Sambuca di Sicilia, between Palermo and Agrigento.
Often when talking about Sicily, one thinks of long sunny stretches of seaside vineyards. This is not the case at Di Giovanna, an oasis of biodiversity inside the Nature Reserve of Monte Genuardo. Mountain viticulture is practiced, with altitude peaks of 850 meters (2,800 feet) above sea level.
Di Giovanna's viticulture tradition dates back five generations. In the 1980s, the family vineyards were consolidated and replanted, when Barbara and Aurelio Di Giovanna began a journey towards a quality winemaking along with their sons Gunther and Klaus. Today the Di Giovanna brothers, adept and profoundly dedicated to the land, are assisted by Gianfranco Zito, who takes care of all the winemaking operations.
The Di Giovanna property consists of 56 hectares of vineyards planted in Sambuca di Sicilia, on soil with a strong calcareous component, in the highest areas (850 m) and with a greater presence of tuff soil of volcanic origin, as the vines descend (400 m) to Contessa Entellina. The vines are trained on single cordon with spur pruning.
Di Giovanna’s hand-crafted wines and extra virgin olive oil are an expression of their unique territory. Brothers Gunther & Klaus personally manage their organically cultivated vineyards and wine cellar, where their wines and extra virgin olive oil are made. Their love and dedication to their territory has a long family history, spanning five generations. The entire property and wine cellar have been certified organic since 1997.
Di Giovanna's wines are united by expressive, savory notes and a strong but elegant personality. They are wines born from an artisan philosophy that preserves a strong typicity of their territory, the heart of Sicily’s Terre Sicane.
Wine lovers visiting the winery will have the opportunity to understand the entire organic production process, from the vineyards to the wine cellar, and experience a sensorial journey of Sicilian territory and culture with organic wines and extra virgin olive oil. Private, guided tours and tastings are available by appointment.
Book your winery experience
A personal, guided tour of the family's organic vineyards and winery. You’ll see how the wines are made from vineyard to bottle, followed by a tasting of 3 organic wines and extra virgin olive oil paired with freshly baked bread and organic local cheeses.
Duration: 2 hours
A personal guided tour of the family vineyards and winery. You’ll see how the wines are made from vineyard to bottle, followed by a tasting of 5 organic wines and extra virgin olive oil paired with fresh bread, local cheeses and Sicilian gourmet products.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.