OUR NATURE

THE TERRITORY

The vineyards of Gorghi Tondi estate, located at an average height of 25 meters above sea level (approx. 80 feet), in Mazara del Vallo, extend for 130 hectares (320 acres) and overlook the horizon, cradled by the sea breeze.

In the two properties of Ramisella and  San Nicola, in Mazara del Vallo, the extreme western part of Sicily, the rows extend for 130 hectares (320 acres) and overlook the horizon, cradled by the sea breeze. The vineyards, located on mostly flat land of medium-textured soil, tending to limestone, characterized by an excellent depth and permeability, grow close to the four small lakes of the Lakes Preola and Gorghi Tondi Nature Reserve, inside a karst depression formed due to the rains that eroded the surrounding area with time.
A unique and evocative environment that gives the grapes a peculiar characteristic that only this terroir can offer, and a scenario naturally suited to sustainable viticulture.

Taking care of the land in these places and producing wines that mirror this beauty are synonyms of our respect. In our vineyards, grown organically and certified, we do not use synthetic chemicals and emergency irrigation is practiced only if necessary, to maintain the authentic aromas and flavors of this wonderful corner of Sicily. The green attitude is an essential part of the work within a Nature reserve, an attitude that translates into the protection of flora and fauna, the low impact on the environment, eco-sustainability, maximum control and care for all operations in the vineyard and in the cellar. At Gorghi Tondi estate we use clean energy to allow a sustainable development, adequate to meet energy needs and protect the ecosystem.

OUR NATURE

THE NATURE RISERVE

Vegetazione lacustre
Canneto su laghetto
Fichi d'india e laghetto

Il logo della Riserva Naturale

The Lakes Preola and Gorghi Tondi nature reserve, is a real treasure of biodiversity, and is protected and managed by WWF Italia Onlus since 1998. IThe nature reserve borders cover a strip of land that from Mazara del Vallo heads towards Torretta Granitola area, almost in parallel with the coast, about 1 kilometer from the sea, and embrace the vineyards of the estate. The area, which extends for over 335 hectares (828 acres), boasts a set of bodies of water of karst origin, naturally brackish. It is a strategic and precious wetland for migratory bird life, consisting of herons, marsh harriers and mallards.

The reserve can be visited all year round, booking a guided tour directly with the local WWF, although spring and autumn are the best times of the year to admire the different species of water birds passing by, that spend the winter in the oasis.

Pianta della Riserva Naturale
Due uccelli migratori nuotano nel lago Preola
Un fiore della Riserva Naturale
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