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These are the young, enterprising and brisk people, from the Mandrarossa Community, conferring grapes from the family vineyards.

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Menfi, Sicily, the happy island. A small town where the spirit of initiative and enterprise of its farmers has led to a tremendous rural development in the course of time. Growers who with their work in the fields have, on the one hand, preserved the territory's social fabric, nature and landscapes by keeping it rich in vineyards, olive groves and vegetable gardens, and, on the other, have succeeded in maintaining profitability, thus allowing for the community's economic and cultural development. This way, while maintaining strong agricultural and rural traditions and culture, this small community is gradually evolving, thus allowing new generations not only to live in an uncontaminated environmental context, but also to enjoy a healthy and economically developed society.

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Young people have started studies in new fields, they are traveling and exploring the world, meeting different cultures, cultivating new interests, fueling a new liveliness and ensuring the community's growth. These are the young, enterprising and brisk people, from the Mandrarossa Community, conferring grapes from the family vineyards. Having a vineyard, working in the vineyard during the harvest and drinking a glass of wine made from the grapes of their land have always been a reason of great pride and satisfaction.

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Graziella Pompei

Born in Castelvetrano on September 21, 1991
She lives between Castelvetrano and Palermo.
Profession: student in Pharmacy in Palermo.
Hobbies: socializing, photography, fashion.
Favorite wine: Fiano.

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Lorenzo Libasci

Born in Menfi on February 24, 1986
He lives between Menfi and Palermo.
Profession: Student in Information Technology in Palermo.
Hobbies: the sea, socializing, volleyball, windsurfing.
Vineyards: Contrada Urra Soprana, Fiori.
Grapes grown: Cabernet and Chardonnay.
Favorite wine: Chardonnay.

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Arianna Palminteri

Born in Castelvetrano, June 20, 1990.
She lives between Menfi and Palermo.
Profession: student in Motor Sciences in Palermo.
Hobbies: sports (especially all team sports, swimming and weightlifting), socializing, shopping, reading love novels.
Vineyards: Lido Fiori.
Grapes grown: Pinot Gris, Nero díAvola, Merlot.
Favorite wine: Chardonnay.

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Elisa Graffeo

Born in Castelvetrano, June 13, 1987.
She lives between Menfi and Palermo.
Profession: student in Business Administration in Palermo.
Hobbies: reading, socializing.
Vineyards: Contrada Torrenova.
Grapes grown: Pinot Grigio, Inzolia, Chardonnay, Syrah.
Favorite wine: Viognier.

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Leonardo Gagliano

Born in Palermo, on August 24, 1980.
He lives between Menfi and Rome.
Profession: student in energy engineering in Rome.
Hobbies: playing bass in a rock band, being a dj on the radio, electronics, traveling.
Vineyards: Contrada Belice, Santa Caterina and Cavarretto.
Grapes grown: Chardonnay and Inzolia
Favorite wine: Chardonnay

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Giusy Buscemi

Born in Mazara del Vallo, on April 13, 1993.
She lives in Menfi.
Profession: high school student.
Hobbies: listening to music, dancing, reading, playing piano.
Vineyards: Contrada Urra Soprana.
Grapes grown: Viognier, Chardonnay.
Favorite wine: Viognier

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Gero Interrante

Born in Menfi, on May 4, 1984.
He lives in Menfi.
Profession: Barman.
Hobbies: tempera painting, socializing with friends, reading.
Vineyards: Contrada Bonera.
Grapes grown: Nero d'Avola and Inzolia.
Favorite wine: Fiano.

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Nicola Guagliardo

Born in Palermo, on October 25, 1985.
He lives between Menfi and Palermo.
Profession: student in Business Administration in Palermo.
Hobbies: sports and particularly fishing and soccer, listening to music.
Vineyards: Contrada Bonera, Cavarretto and Abate.
Grapes grown: Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Catarratto.
Favorite wine: Nero d'Avola.

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Pierpaolo Alcuri

Born in Menfi, January 16, 1988.
Lives in Menfi.
Favorite wine: Grecanico
Profession: Chef in the family restaurant.
Hobbies: cooking, drumming, learning new cultures

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Leonardo Bivona

Born in Menfi, 17 March 1986.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada Urra soprana, Finocchio.
Grapes grown: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay.
Favorite wine: Viognier
Profession: student in agriculture at the Palermo University.
Hobbies: Sports, such as jogging, cycling and football, Travelling and writing songs.

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Provvidenza Bray

Lives between Menfi and Florence.
Vineyards: Contrada Finocchio.
Grapes grown: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Nero d'Avola, Grecanico, Fiano.
Favorite wine: Pinot noir.
Profession: student in Pharmaceutical scents and tecnology at the Florence University.
Hobbies: friends, cooking (her speciality is the cake with berries).

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Isen Buttafuoco

Born in Mazzara del vallo November 11.1992.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada Bonera, Serralunga, Torrenova.
Grapes grown: Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah.
Favorite wine: Merlot, Syrah.
Profession: pedagogical high school student.
Hobbies: reading, music, playing guitar, learning english

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Alida Certa

Born in Sciacca, August 30,1996.
Lives in Menfi.
Profession: Language High school student
Hobbies: animals, roller and ice-skating, reading, playing piano.

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Lidia Milly Certa

Born in Partinico, August 24, 1993.
Lives in Menfi.
Profession: Language High school student
Hobbies: Dancing, playing piano, singing, reading, mainly fantasy and philosophy books.

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Erica Di Cesare

Born in Sciacca September 13,1984.
Lives in Menfi.
Profession: Student in molecular biology at the Bologna University.
Hobbies: Reading
Sport: particularly Capoeira.

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Giuseppe Fiorello

Born in Sciacca September 29, 1993.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada Bonera.
Grapes grown: Grecanico.
Favorite wine: Chardonnay.
Profession: high school student
Hobbies: music, gym, friends.

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Giusy Gagliano

Born in Castelvetrano, January 9, 1988.
Lives between Menfi and Palermo.
Profession: student in law at the Palermo University.
Hobbies: recite, drawing, travelling, Social Engagement.

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Mario Gatto

Born in Castelvetrano, September 18, 1990.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada Belice
Grapes grown: Chenin Blanc
Favorite wine: Cartagho.
Profession: graduated in technical touristic services and catering.
Hobbies: Music, playing the keyboard
Sport, mainly football and swimming.

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Mariangela Gatto

Born in Menfi, May 11, 1981.
Lives in Menfi.
Favorite wine: Cartagho
Profession: table service at the family restaurant.
Hobbies: animals, countryside, family and particularly her son Vittorio.

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Dorella Interrante

Born in Menfi, August 22, 1987.
Lives in Menfi.
Favorite wine: Grecanico
Profession: student at the advertising technique at the Palermo University.
Hobbies: Cinema, music, sport, especially swimming and American football.

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Sandro La Placa

Born in menfi, September 20,1986.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada Belice, Serralunga, Torrevova.
Grapes grown: chardonnay, cabernet franc, Merlot.
Favorite wine: Grillo
Profession: student in law at the Palermo University.
Hobbies: nature, animals, riding and music.

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Tiziana Libasci

Born in Castelvetrano, July20, 1987.
Lives in Menfi.
Favorite wine: Chardonnay.
Profession: student in language at the Palermo University.
Hobbies: Music, reading, paint, painting the African landscape with watercolours.

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Filippo Maggio

Born in Castelvetrano, September 8,1995.
Lives in Sambuca di Sicilia.
Profession: high school student.
Hobbies: playing classic guitar, sport.

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Giuseppe Milano

Born in Menfi, May 7, 1982.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Nero d'Avola.
Profession: student at the law faculty, at the Siena University.
Hobbies: sport, particularly football and martial arts, music and cinema.

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Francesco Milici

Born in Sciacca, September 2, 1988.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada Cinquanta, Bertolino.
Grapes grow: Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah.
Profession: student at the Academy of Fine Arts at the Florence University.
Hobbies: set design, mural painting, animals, football.

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Daniele Pecorella

Born in Menfi, October 30,1986.
Lives in Menfi.
Favorite wine: Chardonnay
Profession: student at the Motor Sciences at the Palermo University
Hobbies: animals, has a dog and a Boa,
Sport: mainly swimming, tennis, fitness and the football.

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Lara Sanci

Born in Menfi, November 12,1989.
Lives in Menfi.
Favorite wine: Nero díAvola.
Profession: actress at the Dialect theatre.
Hobbies: recite, listen to the music, friends and travelling.

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Giacomo Tarantino

Born in Menfi, August 20, 1991.
Lives between Menfi and Rome.
Vineyards: Contrada Bonera.
Grapes grown: Grecanico, Fiano.
Favorite wine: Viognier.
Profession: student at journalism at the Rome University.
Hobbies: Journalism, listening to the music.

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Anna Avona

Born in Sciacca, April 15, 1999.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Urra Soprana.
Grapes grown: Cabernet Sauvignon.
Profession: middle school student.
Hobbies: scout, listen to the music,drawing.

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Maria Teresa Vetrano

Born in Sciacca, April 23 1994.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada Cinquanta,Bertolino, Cavarretto, Baglio San Vincenzo.
Grapes grown: Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot, Syrah.
Favorite wine: Chardonnay
Profession: high school student
Hobbies: Ballet and modern dance, playing violin, singing, dancing.

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Salvatore Raia

Born in Castelvetrano, October 10, 1968.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada Belicello
Grapes grown: Cabernet,Fiano.
Favorite: Fiano
profession: Agricolturist Farmer.
Hobbie: Family, Sport, Ride horse and bicycle.

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Diego Sabella

Born in Castelvetrano, July 30, 2007.
Lives in Menfi.
Profession: student of the kindergarten.
Hobbie: play with the ball, and cycling, color, animals (he has the rabbit), candy and chewing gum.

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Natia Vibliani

Born in Tbilisi, 11 January, 1986.
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada bonera, Urra di mare, Casenuove.
Grapes grown: Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc.
Favorite: Fiano
Profession: Public relations.
Hobbie: Reading, Music, Swimming.

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Giusy Russo

Born in Palermo March 18 ,1995
Lives in Menfi.
Vineyards: Contrada cavarretto
Grapes grown: Trebbiano
Confers to Settesoli.
Profession: Language high school Student, student of classical and contemporary dances at the academy of Milan.
Hobbie: Dancing, Reading, Cinema.

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Miriana Vaccaro

Born in Palermo, March 15,1999.
Lives in Menfi.
Profession: school student in Menfi.
Hobbie: volleyball, music,playing the flute, singing.

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