Donnafugata

Cantina Donnafugata presents itself as "The wines of Donnafugata interpret Sicily and tell with passion the sensorial universe". These are the main peculiarities of the Sicilian winery that can be found at every sip of each wine produced. A synergy between quality, history and passion. From the freshness of Anthilia, one of the most famous Sicilian white wines, to the enveloping taste of Mille e Una Notte, with its typical ruby red color deriving from the grapes of Nero d'Avola. Donnafugata was born in Sicily from the initiative of a family that has over 160 years of experience in quality wine. Giacomo Rallo and his wife Gabriella, with their children Josè and Antonio carry on an entrepreneurial project that focuses on attention to detail and puts man at the service of nature to produce wines that are more and more responsive to the potential of the territory. The adventure of Donnafugata wines starts in 1983 from the historic wineries of the Rallo family in Marsala and in the vineyards of Contessa Entellina, in the heart of western Sicily; in 1989 Donnafugata arrives on the island of Pantelleria where he begins to produce natural sweet wines. The name Donnafugata, from a sicilian word, refers to the story of Queen Maria Carolina, wife of Ferdinand IV of Bourbon who in the early 800, fled from Naples for the arrival of Napoleon’s troops. For this reason he took refuge in that part of Sicily where today there are the vineyards of the Donnafugata winery. This story inspired the company logo, the effigy of the woman’s head with hair in the wind that stands out on every bottle of Donnafugata wine. Donnafugata wines are part of the great tradition of Sicilian wines, and today they represent one of the spearheads of the entire wine production not only in Sicily, but in the entire Italian territory. In our online wine shop you can find all the best of the production that comes directly from the winery Donnafugata, a complete bouquet that will make Donnafugata wines your best choice to put on the table for important evenings.

Proprietor:
Stefano Valla, Antonio Rallo, Carlo Ferrini
Oenologist:
Famiglia Donnafugata
Region:
Sicily
Foundation year:
1983
Vini prodotti:
Nero d'Avola, Passito di Pantelleria, Merlot, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Tancredi, Mille e una Notte, Spumante, Frappato
Total bottles produced:
2700000
Hectares vineyards:
260 ha
Address:
Donnafugata Cantine Storiche - Marsala (TP) - Via Sebastiano Lipari, 18
Vini della cantina Donnafugata