Tenuta di Fessina

About us

Tenuta di Fessina is an emotional project which took shape as Silvia Maestrelli’s love of this land rich in contrasts grew deeper and deeper. In 2007, with the help of winemaker Federico Curtaz, who had worked as Gaja’s agronomist for twenty years, the Tuscan wine producer purchased an old vineyard of Nerello Mascalese grapes dating back to the past century. In the middle of the vineyard stood a true gem: an eighteenth-century lava millstone with the chianca- the winepress- still intact. I' vigne di Fessina, as the locals have always called the Rovittello vineyards, located in the town of Castiglione di Sicilia, show all the love and care poured into them by the previous owners, to whom we dedicate our Nerello Mascalese cru wine,  Il Musmeci ETNA DOC Red, to thank them for having preserved and protected the vineyards growing on Mount Etna. At first glance, Fessina may look like a golden fruit garden or a small whispering wood of bright green tree crowns ruffled by the nourishing wind blowing from the Mountain of Fire, set between two fertile lava flows, with age-old twisted trees sculpted by nature. It is really quite impossible not to fall in love with it at first sight.

Our winery

Tenuta di Fessina organizes tourist, food-and-wine and educational activities based on the customer’s needs and seasonal availability of products. The ideal stop after a hike through Mount Etna’s craters, valleys and lava caves – to be planned with the help of Etna National Park’s service- Tenuta di Fessina offers wine and local food tastings which are catered to your specific requests and lead you into the flavors and colors of this natural paradise, the enchanted Etna mountain. Our wine tourism philosophy is centered around promotion and use of local and seasonal products.

Based on the experience gained so far , Tenuta di Fessina plans to focus most of its future efforts on the development of wine tourism and hospitality, by promoting projects aimed at quality wine tourism. Besides optimizing the tools needed to promote local resources-cooperation with local  tourist boards, construction and renovation of tourist facilities, collaboration with local human resources (in the arts, sales and services industry and teaching field)- we aim to achieve successful results for our company and the whole surrounding environment.

It is our intention to promote the Etnean area, a land unique of its kind because of the extraordinary pedoclimatic conditions that give wines of the highest quality. We wish to highlight the beauty of this wonderful land that welcomed us, this island so rich in culture and luxuriant nature, which lies between the sea and the earth.

“In the middle of lands” is not only a geographical statement. Mediterranean means “lying in the middle” of peoples, civilizations, different identities, which connect with each other. And wine serves as extraordinary ambassador by bringing different cultures together.

Our taste itineraries

Wine Tour Etna Tasting 4+ - Tenuta di Fessina - Tenuta di Fessina Winery

Wine Tour Etna Tasting 4+

The visit begins with a walk through the centuries-old vineyards Fessina, seven hectares of mainly Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio with a few bushvines here and then of Carricante and Minella.

42.70
per person
including tax
Wine Tour Tasting Etna - Tenuta di Fessina - Tenuta di Fessina Winery

Wine Tour Tasting Etna

The visit begins with a walk through the centuries-old vineyards Fessina, seven hectares of mainly Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio with a few bushvines here and then of Carricante and Minella.

67.10
per person
including tax

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