The Vineyard

The Harvest – by Hand

The grape picking is all done by hand, each worker taking a row of vines each to worth their way through.

Grapes are put into small plastic containers, which have a lot of aeration holes.  It is vital that the containers are not too big, or the grapes will be crushed by their own weight.  It is also very important that they do not get too hot, or the skins will start to split and the wine will start to ferment naturally in the vineyard!

Each picker has two containers to fill with grapes.  The containers are set on a trolley, which is then pulled into the shade once the containers are full.  Lids are put on the containers to keep the grapes in the shade.


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 […]