Vito Catania comes from a proud tradition of
vine growers and winemakers in his native Sicily and whilst he has
spent his career in the very different sector of engineering, the
lure of the vineyard proved too strong.
The result is Gulfi, an exceptional young producer based in
Ragusa - the ´home´ of Nero d'Avola that focuses on terroir
specific, single vineyard bottlings of Sicily's signature red
In the 10 years since its inception the wines made by Gulfi have
demonstrated the huge potential of this varietal when old bush
vines, careful site selection and exceptional winemaking are
Gulfi's greatest commitment is to safeguard the land and to
continue making wine in ways that respects the environment and is
in equilibrium with the surrounding ecosystem.
The indigenous vines, which over centuries have adapted
themselves to these lands, the non-irrigated Alberello cultivation
and organic agriculture, are fundamental in the production of top
Regularly garlanded with Tre Bicchieri awards from the Gambero
Rosso, Gulfi was named ´Winery of the Year´ by the Guide to the
Best Italian wines of 2012- recognising the quality of the
entire range and the pioneering work it has done in the promotion
of Nero d'Avola.