Week 22: Industrial

Unabashedly lifted from the Web: “According to legend, Dionysus (aka Bacchus) was the God who brought pleasure to mankind, and wine to Sicily. Legend aside, it is certain that wine has been made in Sicily for millennia. There is evidence that Mycenaean traders cultivated grapes in the Aeolian Islands as early at 1,500 BC and when the Greeks began to settle in Sicily in the 8th century BC, they too were unable forgo their favourite libation, “oinos”, and introduced several varieties of vines.”

We visited the Barone Nicolò La Lumia Estate in southwestern Sicily, where the baron’s family has been growing grapes and making wine since the 18th century on a farm they settled in the 14th century. The baron led us on a tour of the production facilities before our tasting in his historic manor.

Wine Vat

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