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The Di Giovanna family

Our history

Di Giovanna is a family owned and managed company, making estate produced, quality organic wines and extra virgin olive oil in Sambuca di Sicilia (Agrigento). Production and exports began in 1996 by Aurelio & Barbara Di Giovanna and sons Gunther & Klaus. The 5th generation property of nearly 100 hectares is comprised of 56 hectares of vineyards, 13 hectares of olive trees, forest and wheat fields.

The five family vineyards are located in the small DOC’s of Contessa Entellina and Sambuca di Sicilia in the heart of the Terre Sicane zone.

The vineyards Miccina, Gerbino and Paradiso are located at a medium elevation of 350 to 480m with tufaceous, calcareous and clay mix soils in Contessa Entellina.

The high altitude San Giacomo and Fiuminello vineyards flourish at 650 to 830m above sea level in the mountains surrounding the wine cellar in Sambuca di Sicilia.

The vineyards are planted with international and indigenous varietals after extensive soil studies in the 1980’s. The white varietals include Chardonnay, Grillo & Viognier and the red varietals Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. The soils consist of volcanic tuff, chalky, limestone and clay mix.

The family vineyards are worked by hand from pruning until harvest, following organic methods from the vineyards to the wine cellar.

Di Giovanna family
Aurelio and Barbara Di Giovanna
Aurelio and Barbara Di Giovanna

Co-owner

Gunther Di Giovanna
Gunther Di Giovanna

Co-owner

 

Klaus Di Giovanna
Klaus Di Giovanna

Co-owner

 

Gianfranco Zito
Gianfranco Zito

Winemaker

 

Melissa Di Giovanna
Melissa Di Giovanna

Sales and Marketing Manager

Winery Team
Winery Team

Team

 


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