A beautiful visit to Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti Vittoria, Sicily

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Sicily in Spring! Famous for wild flowers…

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Arianna’s wild Nero d’Avola field… Such an interesting winemaking philosophy. She is amazing!

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Close up of a vine.

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Keeping her winemaking philosophy in tune, Arianna has left every raw, natural material in her cellar. Limestone walls align the cellar and are a true sight glass into the terroir of Vittoria. Here, you can see the amazing Austrian, Franz Stockinger oak staves.

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Spring is bottling time at Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti… She is a very young, dynamic and hard working woman.

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Here is the small, cozy and eclectic tasting room. The SP68 white is Amazing. A wine to try in this lifetime. Made with Moscato, it has beautiful aromas of citrus flowers and a sapid palate of sea spray… Nicola Massa the marketing and PR guru at Azienda Agricola Occhipinti is so warm and welcoming! And did you know that the name SP68 means Strada Provinciale 68? This is the state road where Arianna’s winery is located… If ever in Vittoria, Sicily on the Southern end of the Island, I highly recommend a visit to this marvelous land where the prodigious winemaker Arianna Occhipinti creates magic in the midst of such a beautiful Island. Thanks Arianna, thanks Sicilia for your warmth and hospitality and until next time…

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Arianna and I. She’s such a down to earth person…

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Nicola Massa and I sharing ideas on wine and viticulture!

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