Poggio di Bortolone

On Poggio di Bortolone indulge yourself in an exceptional wine tasting tour, paired with a visit to vineyards.

About the winery
The Azienda Agricola Poggio di Bortolone was founded by the Cosenza Family at the end of the eighteenth century, immediately after Sicily’s transition out of feudalism and the annexation by mainland Italy. Since that time it has been passed down from father to son and today Pierluigi Cosenza, Ignazio's son, is the current owner and manager of the Poggio di Bortolone Estate. Whilst embracing the long established Family traditions, introducing fresh and innovative ideas to build on the successes of the past. The land has been used for the cultivation of grapes, olives and wheat over many centuries and today the winery's ancient wooden press and traditional oil mill are to be found amongst the relics of bygone days to remind visitors of the proud origins of the Estate. The old and now redundant limestone watermill, beside the river Para Para, is being lovingly restored to its former splendour and is yet another reminder of past traditions which continued right up until to the end of WWII

Learn more about Poggio di Bortolone and their facilities at:

http://www.poggiodibortolone.it

Location

Sicily

Opening Hours
Monday: 08:30 - 15:30Tuesday: 08:30 - 15:30Wednesday: 08:30 - 15:30Thursday: 08:30 - 15:30Friday: 08:30 - 15:30Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 08:30 - 15:30Tuesday: 08:30 - 15:30Wednesday: 08:30 - 15:30Thursday: 08:30 - 15:30Friday: 08:30 - 15:30Saturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
Yes - see more
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English, Italian
Children friendly
No
Region
Sicily
Country
Italy
Organic
No
Wines produced
Poggio di Bortolone Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG, Frappato Vittoria DOC, Rosachiara Sicilia Rosè DOC, Petit Verdò Terre Siciliane IGT, Addamanera Terre Siciliane IGT, Para Para Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG, Pigi Sicilia DOC, Contessa Costanza Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG,
Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon, Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Petit Verdot, Syrah
History & Geography
Around 1970 Ignazio Cosenza, current owner's father, decided to give the Family business a new direction which heralded the beginning of the modern Estate which is known today as Poggio di Bortolone, a name derived from a Sicilian expression, Puoiu ri Burtuluni, describing an Estate whose origins are found on the top of a small hill. In the 1980s was introduced a new Ignazio's vision of a modern Estate began to be realised. In 1982 was bottled the first vintage of Cerasuolo wine, Poggio di Bortolone, with its historic label depicting U Puoiu with the manor house and the cellars. In 1984, he began to produce the Contessa Constanza, which proved even more popular than his previous creation. Throughout the remaining years of the 1980s, he introduced a number of innovations in the cellars, by replacing the traditional oak and chestnut vats with stainless steel versions to enable the Cosenza winery to the international market.
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