Vendemmia 2009 in Sicily

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The "vendemmia", grape harvest, usually begins in Sicily in August and continues until the end of September. We are now approaching the end of the season and the initial impressions for 2009 are very good. The international economic crisis has affected also the wine sector in Italy over the past months and the news that the 2009 vendemmia is giving excellent results, both quality and quantity wise, represents a great encouragement for all wine producing companies even in Sicily.

Here you have some pictures taken in wineries around Sicily and two interesting videos:

The first one is the 2008 Vendemmia at COS near Acate. this was the first vendemmia in their new beautiful winery, famous especially for the bio-dynamic method of production and for the choice of using terracotta jars for the fermantation of their Pithos wine.

The second video is an interview in Italian to Donnafugata representatives in Pantelleria during the delicate harvest of zibibbo grape which are exclusively hand picked and make the great Moscato di Pantelleria. They expect excellent results this year.

Sicily is a fantastic place,

Sicily is a fantastic place, went last year and can thoroughly recommend it.

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