Enchantment and Silence.
The Estate, blending naturally into a landscape dominated by expanses of terraced Zibibbo bush vines, extends for nearly sixty thousand square metres on the edge of the Plain of Ghirlanda in the centre of the island, where the valley slopes gently upwards… hence the Italian name Coste Ghirlanda.
The Fragrance of Citrus Blossom.
On the Coste Estate we cultivate nearly ten thousand Zibibbo vines, some planted decades ago, which give a particular flavour to our wines. In addition to grapes, we grow several varieties of fruit trees and citrus trees on the estate where an orange grove, protected by an Arab garden built in traditional Pantellerian dry stone, fills the air with the scent of orange blossom.
Among the vineyards we catch a glimpse of the white roofs of the dammusi, those ancient stone dwellings built by the island farmers, which tell the tales of the men who lived in them centuries before we did. Their small rooms with arched ceilings, called alcoves, welcomed bridal couples while the stone benches, called ducchène in Pantellerian dialect provided rest for the farmers after a hard day’s work in the fields.
In the centre of the Estate lies the Wine Laboratory, the heart of Coste Ghirlanda, where our products are born and tempt you to taste them. All around are ancient dammusi in which we welcome our guests. And lastly, make a stop at the Sales Outlet where you will find our wines, our small gourmet jars and other ideas… souvenirs of the Estate’s atmosphere to take away with you.