Donnafugata grew out of the Rallo family’s commitment to Sicily, always believinig in the extraordinary enological potential of the land since 1851. The Donnafugata wines are produced at three distinct grape-growing sites in western Sicily: the historic cellars in Marsala, built in 1851; the cellar at Contessa Entellina, where the company has 642 acres of vineyards planted to Ansonica, Catarratto, Nero d’Avola, Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah; and the cellar on the volcanic island of Pantelleria, where they cultivate 104 acres of Zibibbo vineyards. Antonio Rallo is the fifth generation making wine at Donnafugata.” Link: Donnafugata Audio Blog;
 
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