The Vineyard

The language of Santa Tresa

The origins of Feudo di Santa Tresa are traceable back to its creation in 1697 and we have the original plan of the estate, now over three hundred years old.  There is a deep sense of continuity at Santa Tresa; while we are constantly innovating, we have the greatest respect for the history of the estate and its preservation.


is a southern Italian word meaning wine estate.  We have restored the seventeenth century buildings, keeping them as true as possible to their original state.


originates from “Teresa”, but became shortened to “Tresa” to reflect how the local people pronounce the word.

Tresa Rossa

The soil is literally red!  The terra rossa shapes the character of the grapes grown on it, giving the vines a wonderful source of minerals and nutrients.  The top soil is sandy, which gives a layer of protection to the lower soil, allowing it to retain water better – something vitally important in the Sicilian sun.


We now have 50 hectares of vines on the estate, most of which we have re-planted over the last ten years in order to have the best possible aspect for each grape variety.  Focusing mainly on indigenous Sicilian grapes, we grow Nero d’Avola, Perricone and Frappato (a grape which originates in the region of Vittoria) as well as Grillo, Fiano and Viognier.


Harvest time is crucial for the quality of the finished wines.  All our grapes are hand-picked in the cool early hours of the morning to avoid any over-heating of the berries.  “La Vendemmia” is a real ritual, with same pickers returning to the estate year after year, all taking the utmost care to preserve the quality of the grapes they pick.

we have the greatest respect for the history of the estate and its preservation.

Our Way

The Old & The New

The Feudo (or estate) of Santa Tresa dates back to 1697 – since that time, wine has always been made here.  We found some archive photos taken at the end of the nineteenth century at Santa Tresa. We’ve had a lot of fun re-creating those photos -taken at exactly the same locations on the estate […]


Around Us

Mount Etna

The power and romance of Mount Etna, which at 3,323 metres is the tallest active volcano in Europe, and is undoubtedly the single most dominant feature of our part of Sicily.  Etna has attracted artists, poets and authors for centuries – a threatening, majestic presence with the most stunning views. Read more here.


Our Wines

Our Awards

The wines of Santa Tresa are winning awards all over the world. There is nothing better than to receive completely independent endorsements for the quality and style of our wines! Please find our most recent results. Click here for a full list of our awards Latest Awards YEAR COMPETITION PLACE WINE VINTAGE AWARD 2016 Berliner […]