The beginning of the cultivation of the vine, the wine production, by Tornatore Family dates back to 1865 when the great grandfather of the current owner undertakes farming. In 1910 Giuseppe, the grandfather of the current owner, built a house with a millstone in the district Piano Fair with adjacent 2 ha of vineyards in addition to other two did on the North side of Etna in the district at an altitude of 1,000 meters Ferns Plan s.l.m.
The farm lies on the northern slope of Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. The soils are of volcanic origin and derived from the decomposition of the lava masses, ashes and lapilli. They are generally formed land locally (autochthonous) or transported by rainwater, which in certain flat areas slopes of the volcano, have given rise to extensive sandy extensions, blackish in color, deep and very fertile. The combination of soil, climate and the wisdom of the winemakers, have made the northern slope of Etna an ideal territory for the production of wines of high quality but above all special and unique.
Cantine Tornatore pictures