Archive for August, 2012

Summer suffering with the hoe

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

New ungrafted plantation at Barbabecchi

The summer is a tough period for young vines. Their roots are hardly deep and widespread enough to survive the dry summer season in our sandy and rocky lava soil. (more…)

Family birthday picknic up mount Etna

Friday, August 17th, 2012


What a relief to drive up the mountain during August when, even in our valley high up mount Etna, temperatures are “too hot for comfort”. (more…)

Scientific project of Etna terroirs

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Barry I. Cameron

Professor and wine enthiousiast Barry I. Cameron

A few months ago I received a mail from Barry I. Cameron, professor in geology and volcanology at the university of Milwaukee, regarding his interest in setting up a project on the different terroirs on mount Etna. (more…)

Preparing orders and shipments

Friday, August 10th, 2012


August is the month where the grapes are left in peace to mature silently. (more…)