The vine, grain and olive, almond and carob trees are centennial symbols of the Sicilian agricultural civilisation and of a land that is rich in intense and exhilarating fruits, flavours and perfumes. Wine-growing, and the wine production that followed, have always been a natural expression of this land.
Natural and passionate, the amorous interlacement between Eros and Psyche, which is represented in one of the world's most beautiful mosaics in the Roman villa of “Casale di Piazza Armerina”, is the symbol, together with the small Sicilian vine tree, of the Gulfi wine farm.
Since 1996, Vito Catania produces wine from the grapes that have always been produced by the Catania family in his estate, which is located in the commune of Chiaramonte Gulfi in the province of Ragusa .
Driven by an innate passion for wine, Vito Catania begun a historical and viticultural research, in collaboration with Salvo Foti, to select the soils most suited for wine-growing in southwestern Sicily . The results of this research led the Gulfi estate to purchase more than 100 hectares of land planted with vines .
The centre of the wine farm is located in Val Canzeria, below the town of Chiaramonte Gulfi , about 500 meters above sea level, in the area of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG wine. Here, as well as centennial olive groves, one finds the Nero d'Avola, which has since always been cultivated in the Iblean hills, and the Frappato together with local varieties of white grapes ( Albanello, Carricante, Moscatello ) .
Scattered in the best areas of Pachino (Bufaleffi, Maccari, Archi, Baroni, San Lorenzo) in the Val di Noto (Siracusa), there are more than 60 hectares planted with Nero d'Avola.