Our winery is at Marzamemi in the Val di Noto, a small town founded by the Arabs.
The name derives from “Marsà al Hamen”, meaning “mooring of turtledoves“, a reference to the birds that fly over this area in spring. Others have translated it as “small port”, alluding to the fact that there are two natural harbours in the area, known as “Fossa” and “Balata”.
Marzamemi is a town where time passes at a slow pace, like a stroll through the picturesque alleyways, past fishermen’s houses painted blue and white, and up to the square with the Prince of Villadorata’s mansion and the 18th-century village church. However, the real symbol of this village is its tuna plant, built by the Arabs and the second largest in Sicily after Favignana.