Baglio Donna Franca

A local culture is best discovered through wine & food. Enjoy panoramic and breathtaking views over Egadi islands, the Stagnone Reserve and Marsala

About the winery
The winery is led by the owner himself, Giacomo Ansaldi that is not only a well-known enologist, but also a researcher of the Sicilian history in winemaking and of the Sicilian identity. He's the person that takes care of the vineyards employed for the production of organic wines. Baglio Donnafranca's refined winery is the part of the building where the bottling and wine tasting can be experienced in the same environment. This is the “heart” of the Relais, where guests can admire the modern and efficient machinery as well as the wine cellar where the oak barrels reside. The Ansaldi Winery is a fine example of the importance and long history of the territory’s tradition of winemaking. Visiting the winery is equivalent to taking a voyage through a true museum of wine. Visiting wine lovers can enjoy wine tours to discover the cultural values of the territory, wine tastings of organic wines, including the special Perpetuo wine, participate in Sicilian cooking classes and food pairings.

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Opening Hours
Monday: 07:00 - 21:00Tuesday: 07:00 - 21:00Wednesday: 07:00 - 21:00Thursday: 07:00 - 21:00Friday: 07:00 - 21:00Saturday: 07:00 - 21:00Sunday: 07:00 - 21:00
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Events / Weddings
English, Italian
Children friendly
Grape varieties
GrilloNero d'Avola
History & Geography
Baglio Donnafranca is the symbol of the rediscovery of ancient traditions, not only in winemaking, but also in architectural and cultural terms. This magical place, full of history and ancient charm, was purchased by the Ansaldi family in the year 2000, and later renovated and converted into a wine resort with its own wine cellar. The large fortified farmhouse belonged to the Florio family, the historic Sicilian dynasty of Calabrian origin, who made Marsala famous around the world. “Baglio” comes from the Arabic term "bahal” which means “courtyard” and refers to original architectural details built around a tower that has specific defence purposes. The property was named “ Donnafranca” as an homage to Franca Florio, an icon of the Sicilian belle époque and one of the greatest exponents of the Florio dynasty. The wine resort is set in a peaceful oasis among the vineyards of the Marsala countryside, located on the plateau of the Abbadessa and Cipponeri estates.
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