Seventeen generations of winemaking tradition stand behind an iconic Sicilian brand.
Planeta is not just one winery, but many. The journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on an estate the Planeta family has owned since the 1600s. Seventeen generations on, three enthusiastic Sicilians – Alessio, Francesca and Santi Planeta – established their first winery in 1995.
With a focus on championing the unique areas of Sicily, Planeta represents six distinct wine producing estates, each one with a specific research and development project. Ulmo, at Sambuca di Sicilia, Dispensa, at Menfi; Dorilli, at Victoria; Buonivini at Noto, Feudo di Mezzo at Etna in Castiglione di Sicilia, and finally, La Baronia, at Capo Milazzo.
Over these 363 hectares, the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils have been meticulously matched with both indigenous and international grape varieties to create a family of critically acclaimed wines.
Chardonnay is Planeta’s trademark wine, making Sicilian history as an international variety. It was the first Planeta wine to win Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri, was among Wine Spectator’s top 100 wines for three years and is highly praised as a Sicilian answer to the more typical and buttery varieties from California and Australia.
Other successful labels include the Fiano “Cometa”, which was a first for the region, the red Bordeaux blend “Burdese” and the Nero d’Avola “Santa Cecilia”.
For all this activity, there is one central guideline: the importance of environmental sustainability. Actively pursuant of eco-friendly practices through landscape conservation, renewable energy, recycled materials and sustainable agriculture, there is a deep respect for the territory, cultural heitage and local communities within which the company operates.
It is their bond with the oldest wine-making Sicilian tradition, combined with a vision for an innovative future that has created a family, and a brand exhibiting the highest quality in Italian viticulture.