Valle dell'Acate

About us

Valle dell’Acate (literally “Acate Valley”) is located in the historic Bidini domain, amid the winding hills of Valle del Dirillo (Dirillo Valley). Giuseppe Jacono founded the cantina in the late 19th century, though the Jacono family had been active in vine growing and winemaking ever since Vittoria became Sicily’s epicenter for exporting wine to France during the 1800s. Since then, this familial vocation has been safeguarded and handed down over generations, driven by a shared desire to establish a name for the family’s wines on an international level. Valle dell’Acate has continued this tradition, specializing in the cultivation of the most prized and productive autochthonous vines, creating superior wines, including the crown jewel of Sicilian winemaking: the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG. 

Gaetana Jacono runs Valle dell’Acate, dedicating her time and applying a strong sense of entrepreneurial know-how. Currently other members of the family work in the company as well, including her father Giuseppe, her siblings Antonio and Maria Gabriella. Gaetana and the company have set lofty goals: to foster a continuous search for increased quality, from grapevine to cantina, paying particular attention to the soil, landscape, overall harmony and an idea of production born of the desire to connect deep- seated traditions and ancient production practices with a modern presence in the international market, achievable through the adoption of eco-sustainable agricultural management systems. Gaetana has brought Valle dell’Acate wines all over the world, conscious of their intrinsic value and their unique nature, certain that their inherent qualities and characteristics make them the perfect accompaniment to fine foods on tables all over the planet.

Our winery

All of the 200 acres (80 hectares) of vineyards, property of the Jacono family for six generations, are definitively certified as biological. Characterized by 7 soil types of a different nature and structure, they extend all around the “palmento" e the "dispensa”, the Jacono’s cement fermentation structure, architect tonic testimony of my family, one with expert knowledge and promotional talent for Frappato and for Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Seven different zones which offer a unique character and identity of the wine, unmistakable in their totally pure expression, one sought with constant integrity. A constant action aimed at demonstrating the value of the territory with the choice of ecological responsibility as well. Through the cultivation of the finest native grape varieties, the employment of technologically advanced winemaking plants, and the experience acquired by a solid tradition, Valle dell’Acate produces only warm and elegant expressions of this DOCG territory: Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico and the Cerasuolo di Vittoria Cru Iri da Iri, the DOC VITTORIA il Frappato, the DOC SICILIA Bidis-Chardonnay, Zagra-Grillo, and the Moro-Nero d’Avola. 

All of our decisions are ecologically oriented from production to the reception of guests in our home, “The House of Pairing”, where we seek the proper pairing of our wines with tradition an d innovation. 

As part of its commitment to recuperate and protect the local territory, Valle dell’Acate has joined the “Le strade del vino” (Wine Routes) project, and the company cantina has become a key site on the “Cerasuolo di Vittoria, from Baroque to Liberty” route. The territory covered by the Cerasuolo di Vittoria wine route lies between Ragusa and Catania provinces, where visitors can see the first foothills of the Iblei Mountains. The soil is connected by a single common denominator: its Cerasuolo di Vittoria wine.

Book your visit in the winery to discover Valle dell'Acate.

Our taste itineraries

Pairing course | Traditional Italian Menu Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

Pairing course | Traditional Italian Menu

The course to prepare a complete and classic Italian menu, from the starter till the dessert. Pairing with Zagra-Grillo Sicilia D.O.C. 
and Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. Classico.

130.00
per person
including tax
Dedicated to Gaetana Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

Dedicated to Gaetana

120.00
per person
including tax
Pairing course | The Fish Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

Pairing course | The Fish

The course to prepare fish dishes in the
 traditional Italian way 
(al sale, acquapazza, carpaccio, tartare, zuppe). Pairing with Zagra-Grillo Sicilia D.O.C. or Bidis-Chardonnay Sicilia D.O.C.

120.00
per person
including tax
Pairing course | The Meat Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

Pairing course | The Meat

The course to prepare meat dishes in the traditional Italian way (vitello tonnato, saltimbocca alla romana, albese, brasato) Pairing with Il Moro-Nero d’Avola Sicilia D.O.C. 
 or Rusciano-Syrah Sicilia D.O.C.

110.00
per person
including tax
Pairing course | Handmade pasta & sauces Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

Pairing course | Handmade pasta & sauces

The course to learn the techniques on how to prepare handmade traditional pasta 
(egg pasta and flour and water pasta): Pairing with Cerasuolo di Vittoria D.O.C.G. Classico.

100.00
per person
including tax
Playing with Bidis Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

Playing with Bidis

90.00
per person
including tax
Once upon a time the soils Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

Once upon a time the soils

85.00
per person
including tax
Pairing course | Vegetables Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

Pairing course | Vegetables

The course on how to prepare fresh vegetables dishes in the traditional Italian way (panzanella, caponata, 
pappa al pomodoro and so on). Pairing with Il Frappato Vittoria D.O.C.

80.00
per person
including tax
The House of Pairings Tasting - Valle dell'Acate

The House of Pairings

“The House of Pairings”. Here, operating with knowledge, experience, and culture, Davide Di Corato matches the proper wines to dishes which fully bring out the exceptional raw materials which Sicily offers its chefs. A unique experience, available only to small groups of four to twelve guests.

60.00
per person
including tax
Tasting of 4 Valle dell'Acate wines along with a typical meal of local province of Ragusa dishes - Valle dell'Acate

Tasting of 4 Valle dell'Acate wines along with a typical meal of local province of Ragusa dishes

Tasting of 4 Valle dell'Acate wines with a light lunch - Valle dell'Acate

Tasting of 4 Valle dell'Acate wines with a light lunch

Tasting of 3 Valle dell'Acate wines - Valle dell'Acate

Tasting of 3 Valle dell'Acate wines

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