Vineyards and wine have always been a staple presence in Menfi andits surroundings, where wine is grown on about 7,000 hectares of land. Evidence of the rich production of wine and the flourishing wine trade is provided by the many historical sources that mention Menfi among the "most renowned" wine-growing areas in Sicily for the quality and quantity of the existing vineyards, by the innumerable wine amphorae dating to Greek and Roman times found along the coast of Porto Palo, by the findings in the Bonera and Gurra di Mare Contradas in Menfi and on the hills of Montevago and Santa Margherita Belìce and, more recently, by the wine vats, called "palmenti", of the many local estates.
The entire area is divided into a host of Contradas, namely rural zones with a deep-rooted vocation for wine-growing and dotted with fine vineyards, which by tradition stand out for the cultivation of autochthonous grape varieties among which Grecanico and Nero D'Avola or international cultivars such as Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. These lands also excel for innovation and experimentation with the cultivation of Fiano, Viognier, Petit Verdot, Alicante Bouschet, Chenin Blanc, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Exploring these contradas, enjoying the marvelous landscapes, the colors and intoxicating scents, and watching the cycle of farming activities in the fields as the seasons change, always marked by the same rhythm and passion, are a unique experience for any visitor. The itinerary is captivating in its simplicity and ardor. Patches of golden wheat erupt among the green of the vineyards and olive groves, as you encounter farmhouses in ruins that bear the traces of time, old, abandoned train stations, age-old farmsteads that once were home to the farmers who cultivated the lands of the local feudal lord, sheds where the farmers keep their farming implements and vehicles, and country houses that are like genuine oases where you can while the summer away and relax surrounded by nature.
These are all places that seem to pop out of a fairy tale or folk song, vantage points that afford views of breathtaking sunsets and meadows swept by the wind. During harvest, which spans a period of over two months, from when the sultry August heat breaks out to well into the month of October, not only can you watch hard-working farmers who experience this time as a long feast, but you can also catch the scent of must that will lead you straight to the many wine cellars where the grapes are taken. Once there, they will be pressed and become precious wine.
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