Our history stems from the story of Dora, Clara and Annamaria Sala’s grandmother, who was fascinated by wild orchids, anemones and daisies, swamp Falcons, mallards and buzzards – and by the unique atmosphere that characterizes the Nature Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi, which is situated near Mazara del Vallo, on the plain between the hills and the sea.

Gorghi Tondi would never have been born without our grandmother’s love for nature,” say Annamaria and Clara. “A love for the vines and for the land that after a century, continues to nourish us, which we are also very passionate about.”

Our history stems from the story of Dora, Clara and Annamaria Sala’s grandmother, who was fascinated by wild orchids, anemones and daisies, swamp Falcons, mallards and buzzards – and by the unique atmosphere that characterizes the Nature Reserve of Lake Preola and Gorghi Tondi, which is situated near Mazara del Vallo, on the plain between the hills and the sea.

Gorghi Tondi would never have been born without our grandmother’s love for nature,” say Annamaria and Clara. “A love for the vines and for the land that after a century, continues to nourish us, which we are also very passionate about.”

Their love is dedicated to defending a unique winemaking and environmental heritage that the Salas safeguard today, as they did a century ago: “We have grown excellent grapes in the nature reserve for four generations,” the sisters say. “And we do so in harmony with the environment and the fauna around our vineyards. We use clean energy and avoid any harmful practices for the protection of the local biodiversity”.

Their love is dedicated to defending a unique winemaking and environmental heritage that the Salas safeguard today, as they did a century ago: “We have grown excellent grapes in the nature reserve for four generations,” the sisters say. “And we do so in harmony with the environment and the fauna around our vineyards. We use clean energy and avoid any harmful practices for the protection of the local biodiversity”.

In the two estates of Ramisella and San Nicola, a few miles from Mazara del Vallo, in the west corner of Sicily, neat rows of vines stretch over 130 hectares, looking out across the horizon and nurtured by the sea breeze; the vines flourish growing strong and abundant. The vineyards surround the four small round lakes, formed in a karst low-lying landscape where the rain has over time eroded the soil, which are not only suggestive and breathtaking but give the grapes a unique quality that only this terroir can offer.

In the two estates of Ramisella and San Nicola, a few miles from Mazara del Vallo, in the west corner of Sicily, neat rows of vines stretch over 130 hectares, looking out across the horizon and nurtured by the sea breeze; the vines flourish growing strong and abundant. The vineyards surround the four small round lakes, formed in a karst low-lying landscape where the rain has over time eroded the soil, which are not only suggestive and breathtaking but give the grapes a unique quality that only this terroir can offer.

“Our brand has a strong bond with the land” – continue Clara and Annamaria – “In particular, with Lake Preola and the Alto, Medio and Basso Gorghi, the true heart of a wild and harmonious sanctuary, which is why we chose it as a symbol of our brand”. The nature reserve, protected by WWF since 1998, contains a wealth of birds, aquatic species and rare flora; within it, we have been able to produce the Grillodoro, an extraordinary wine that stands out in the oenological landscape of Sicily. This is the our flagship wine, produced from a late harvest of grapes left to over ripen on their vines and characterized by the noble rot called “Botrytis Cinerea”, which is produced in our vineyard overlooking the Mediterranean and gives the wine its sweetness.

“Our brand has a strong bond with the land” – continue Clara and Annamaria – “In particular, with Lake Preola and the Alto, Medio and Basso Gorghi, the true heart of a wild and harmonious sanctuary, which is why we chose it as a symbol of our brand”. The nature reserve, protected by WWF since 1998, contains a wealth of birds, aquatic species and rare flora; within it, we have been able to produce the Grillodoro, an extraordinary wine that stands out in the oenological landscape of Sicily. This is the our flagship wine, produced from a late harvest of grapes left to over ripen on their vines and characterized by the noble rot called “Botrytis Cinerea”, which is produced in our vineyard overlooking the Mediterranean and gives the wine its sweetness.