Posted on 10/30/2017
Just like the Florio Winery in Marsala, the Duca di Salaparuta Winery in Casteldaccia (in the province of Palermo) is the result of a desire to showcase the unique style of this Company and to offer guests an all-round experience that will turn out to be surprising and memorable. The contemporary and innovative style of Duca di Salaparuta and Corvo is reflected in the modern spaces of the Winery, where tradition and technology are perfectly combined, but also in the evocative use of light, colours and images to tell the passionate story of a company that has faced many challenges and is committed to respecting nature and the local area. Its history began almost 200 years ago: in 1824, Giuseppe Alliata, Prince of Villafranca, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, Grandee of Spain and Duke of Salaparuta, who was a wine enthusiast, decided to produce his own wine from the grapes grown on his estates in Casteldaccia. He produced an elegant, French-style wine that was completely different from the style of Sicilian wines at the time. This is how Corvo Bianco and Corvo Rosso were born, the first wines to be bottled in Sicily, which are a symbol of the future-oriented approach that Duca di Salaparuta is known for. The Alliata family, with its strong personalities, curious by nature and with an anti-conformist attitude, ran the company until 1961, helping to establish a wine-making tradition in Sicily and introducing the economy and culture of this island to the world. After being run by the Sicily Regional Administration for a few years, it was acquired by the Reina family, which already owned the Florio brand and that, in 2001, also acquired the Duca di Salaparuta and Corvo brands. The two brands were merged to form a single company, the Duca di Salaparuta Group, currently the leading private wine-producing group in Sicily, which maintains its independent and forward-thinking attitude.
Price of a standard visit: 10 Euros (tasting of 3 wines) | 13 Euros (tasting of 4 wines)
For those under 18 years of age, admission is free and does not include tasting.
For visits and tastings: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: (+39) 091 945252 / 201 – RESERVATION REQUIRED
Tour guides for languages other than standard languages are also available. Prices to be agreed.
For groups and to organise other activities, please contact our Hospitality Office.
Duca di Salaparuta
Via Nazionale SS 113 No. 27
90014 Casteldaccia (PA), ITALY
Tel: (+39) 091 945252
Tel: (+39) 091 945201