Welcome to Pantelleria.
Coste Ghirlanda is immersed in natural surroundings of singular beauty on the island of Pantelleria, South of Sicily, from whose coasts on clear days you can catch a glimpse of Tunisia. Solitary and unique, Pantelleria lies aloof from the rest of Italy. It is a land of contrasting colours: the black volcanic land, its deep blue sea, the green vines and the white roofs of its ancient, rural dwellings.
The Island of the Wind.
In Pantelleria the wind reigns sovereign… whence the island’s name, daughter of the wind, from the Arabic Bent-el-ria. Even today, whether it be a light sea breeze or a violent storm, the wind blows stubbornly across the island, causing the vegetation to grow in the shelter of the dry stone terracing. Its volcanic imprint creates a unique scenario which has a profound impact on the flavours of this land.
At Coste Ghirlanda, we cultivate vineyards and olive orchards, caper plants and fruit trees in three separate Estates located in different areas of the island. The terroir has very different characteristics , which contribute, each in its own way, to the unique flavours of our wine.
The Coste Ghirlanda Estate
is located in an extremely fascinating area entirely dedicated to the cultivation of vineyards. The Montagnole Estate
is surrounded by Mediterranean shrub land in a nature reserve, its terraced vineyards perched above the sea. The Nikà Estate
, also overlooking the sea, offers us expanses of olive orchards, citrus groves, fruit trees and small vineyards.
Tradition and Passion.
A legacy from the local farmers who toiled on the lands of Coste Ghirlanda long before we did. We strive to honour their life-time sacrifices with our love for these arid but amazing lands which we still cultivate according to the time-old traditions of our precursors, with the same passion and care for every single plant.
History goes on.
The Coste Ghirlanda project arose from a desire to create high quality produce while respecting the natural environment and maintaining the traditional farming methods. Over the years we have enhanced the yield of the old vines and planted new vine cuttings… thus continuing the history of this land.