About the Producer
The winery began its activity in the first half of the 20th century thanks to the hard work of its founder, Guiseppe Alagna. He was the first to recognize the potential of this wine growing area and used his knowledge in the agricultural and entrepreneurial field to create the foundations of the Alagna winery.
His son, Antonio, continued his father’s dream by investing a lot of time and energy to grow the family business. His successor and current member of the Alagna family to lead the estate is Ercole Alagna. Following in his father’s footsteps, Ercole has modernized and emphasized the unique characteristics of the family vineyards and further improved the quality of the wines. Moreover, he has allowed the creation and expansion of the reception areas to host passionate wine tourists. Ercole is also the first to establish commercial relationships with foreign partners for the xport of his wines to northern Europe and the USA.
The Estate has roughly 50 planted hectares of vineyards divided in various plots between the towns of Marsala, Mazara, Trapani, and Salemi. The main grape varietals grown by Alagna are Zibibbo, Nero d’Avola, Grillo, Catarratto, Inzolia, and Damaschino. These varieties, which require a particular micro climate, are ideal for Sicily and only the grapes grown in the prince of Trapani can be used to make Marsala.
In order to minimize the environmental impact and preseve the naturalistic heritage of the area, Alagna implements a sustainable approach to their farming. Plantings still follow the ancient tradition of tree vines called “Alberello Marsalese”, and the system of spur pruning cordon. The grapes are harvested both mechanically and by hand depending on the size and location of each vineyard.Visit Producer's Website