The Vineyard

Our Historial Olive Groves

Our olive groves are interspersed with the vineyards. Olive oil has been produced in Sicily since the Greeks inhabited the island two thousand years ago. At the Feudo di Santa Tresa estate, we are fortunate enough to have four hundred olive trees of the rare and traditional quality olive varietal, “Tonda Iblea”.

Nature, in this southern corner of Sicily, produces a wonderfully flavoursome extra-virgin olive oil and its exceptional quality and character confirm that we are using the right method of production. Our extra-virgin olive oil has quickly become widely appreciated by gastronomic cognoscenti. The method of production of olive oil in Sicily has not changed much over the past two thousand years. We take exactly the same care with the production of our Santa Tresa extra-virgin olive oil as with the wines we make on the estate. All the olives are hand-picked at the beginning of their veraison, then carefully selected and cold-pressed during the same day. The extra-virgin olive oil is then left to decant naturally by gravity.

The nose is complex, deep, and fruity, characterised by hints of unripe tomatoes and with tones of balsamic herbs. The palate is intense and harmonious, lively, spicy, characterful, and well-balanced.

We recommend Santa Tresa olive oil with seafood antipasti, fish carpaccio, vegetable soups, fish cooked “al cartoccio” (baked in foil) and red meats.

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 […]