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The Italian winery group Tommasi takes over a winery with 15 ha of vineyards on Mount Etna (Sicily). It is their first investment in this region. The unnamed business in the village of Linguaglossa previously belonged to the Bambara-De Luca hotelier family in Taormina. At an altitude of 570 metres, the grape varieties Nerello Mascalese and Carricante grow there to produce wines of the DOCs Etna Rosso and Etna Bianco.

"Today, Etna is one of the most interesting and exciting wine-growing areas, both from a production and economic point of view," said managing director Pierangelo Tommasi, explaining the acquisition, "I am sure that this collaboration will give further prestige to the Etna area and to wine tourism in the region."

Tommasi currently already farms 870 ha of vines. The 120-year-old company's holdings include seven wineries in six regions of Italy: Tommasi in Veneto, Tenuta di Caseo in Lombardy, Casisano in Montalcino and Poggio al Tufo in Tuscany's Maremma, Masseria Surani in Puglia, Paternoster in Basilicata and a project in Umbria that is scheduled for completion in 2023.

(uka / Photo: Tommasi)