A FAMILY HISTORY

Winery

It’s not by chance that Terra Costantino has become the first organic winery on Etna, when the world had not yet discovered the extraordinary oenological microcosm of the Volcano. Behind this brand in fact, there is the long agricultural history of our family, made of love for the land. More than 40 years ago we met the fascinating history of this terroir: Dino Costantino recovered the vineyard in Contrada Balndano where today our winery is located and he discovered that the spontaneous wines that resulted from those 10 hectares of vines, looking at the Mediterranean sea in altitude, were coming from a tradition that had been renewing itself for centuries, around a millstone dated 1699. Even though the family business was at that time concentrated on other subjects, that meeting between man and land was dazzling, a love that is still renewed year after year, harvest after harvest.
1970
Dino Costantino buys the vineyards in Contrada Blandano
1978
Dino Costantino starts the vineyards cultivation
Fabio Costantino starts collaborating with his father, reviewing the global vision of the winery.
2002
Terra Costantino becomes the first Organic winery on Etna
2000
2007
The first bottles with Terra Costantino label are produced
2015
The new winery is now open
THE CONNECTION WITH THE TERRITORY
Seeing the head-trained vines and the rows growing on the ancient lava flows, has made us conscious that such an important and deep-rooted memory had to be supported by a more contemporary vision, made of organic farming, global sustainability and a more precise production technique. Our winery stands in the heart of Etna Doc, an appellation that protects the specific products of an area that is deeply different from the rest of Sicily. This is exactly what we wish to represent with our wines, working with precision and foresight in this specific contest.

THE UNDERGROUND CELLAR

Our winery has been the first in Southern Italy to be constructed following the rules of bioarchitecture. We designed it so that the natural line of the vineyards could hide it. Inside, we left a section where we can see the ground: being surrounded also physically by our ancient memory, pushes us to work rigorously.

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