Owned by Silvia Maestrelli, an aesthete and entrepreneur who hails from a winemaking family in Florence, Tenuta di Fessina is one of the first women-led wineries on Mount Etna in Sicily. Historically a social winery built around a 17th century palmento, or Sicilian “cantina”, the property now also includes a boutique hotel.
In the past 20 years, Etna’s volcanic wines have skyrocketed from obscurity to stardom, coveted by consumers who appreciate their balanced acidity, minerality and the dedication it takes to cultivate grapes in difficult conditions. Here you’ll find predominantly local varietals grown in a stout “alberello” style with vines that are low to the ground. Tenuta di Fessina is located in Rovittello on the northeastern slope of the volcano ___.
- White: Carricante, Catarratto, Minnella
- Red: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio