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ACQUA!

Water management is key in the harsh Sicilian summer.  We have invested in the maintenance of the ancient wells on the estate and have implemented an eco-friendly system of getting water from a local reservoir, which enables us to irrigate our vines in a very controlled manner when needed.  This also means that we don’t over-use the wells on the estate, as to do so would be to risk impoverishing the water table.  The vast majority of our irrigation system is under ground, saving around 70% of water if compared to the usual over-ground drip irrigation.

It is vital to get the balance right in terms of the water management for vines – they need just the right amount of water, but not too much, and this is something we watch very carefully.

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The Vineyard

Santa Tresa red soil

Terra Rossa

The soil on the estate has ideal characteristics: a 40-100 centimetre surface layer of light red sandy loam on a well-drained limestone base, which helps to guarantee a constant supply of vital water. Today, the Feudo di Santa Tresa estate has around 50 hectares of vineyards. The minute selection of the clones and rootstocks and […]

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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. http://www.parcoetna.it/

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Our Wines

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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 […]

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