An Oasis at Dawn.
The Montagnole Estate lies in that part of the island which faces East, nestling in a nature reserve of Mediterranean shrub land. It offers a spellbinding view over the sea towards the coasts of Sicily. Each morning, the golden glow of the dawn caresses the vineyards which slope down towards the sea and dries the salty dew on the vine leaves.
Douceur et Saveur.
On this Estate, we have left the nature reserve intact so the individual grapevines, struggling stoically among the stones, capture the sea breeze and produce fruit with a high sugar content and particularly intense flavours. At Montagnole we cultivate nearly twenty-five thousand vines, as well as capers, olives and fruit trees.
The Magic of Nature.
The Estate covers almost one hundred and fifty thousand square metres descending towards the sea with thirteen ancient dammusi in and around the vineyards. The Montagnole Project plans to restore these ancient rural homes while upholding the traditional life and building styles of the island and thus recreate the original atmosphere of this incomparable and still unspoiled area.
A Harmonious Reawakening.
In Springtime, the blossoming lemon and peach trees create an unusual panorama along the terraced vineyards in the Reserve . Nearby we find other trees flowering in colourful profusion and plants typical of the Mediterranean shrub land: Broom, Blackberry bushes, Mastic bushes, Rock Rose, Phillyrea and many other species.