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.
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 […]
The grapes are very gently de-stemmed in order to keep each individual grape as intact as possible. The grapes are carefully inspected to make sure no foliage goes into the wine. Stainless steel tanks are vital for temperature control in climates like Sicily’s.
The containers of grapes are brought back to the cool stone buildings of the winery on a regular basis – it is important that they spend as little time as possible out in the vineyard once they have been picked. Each container of grapes is brought in one by one – there are no machines for […]
Every bunch of grapes is inspected to ensure that the grapes are perfect condition before being picked. This is a long and meticulous job and often the vineyards are picked several times over, the pickers returning to vines after a few days once the grapes have reached the perfect ripeness. Since all grapes are picked […]
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. […]
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 […]
“Canopy management” is an important part of our vineyard management. The canopy of vine leaves offers vital protection to the grapes from the harsh sun rays – grapes can suffer a kind of sun burn! The amount of foliage left on the vine is carefully managed in order to give the perfect balance between providing […]
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 […]