The ancient family cellars, built in 1851 in Marsala, are a living example of industrial archeology. Here we have been welcoming visitors for over twenty years, guiding them to discover the Donnafugata’s history and wines.
Opening Days: every day
Opening Hours: 10.00 - 13.00; 15.30 - 18.00
Holidays and exceptional closure: 1st and 2nd November; 8th, 24th, 25th, 26th 31st December; 1sr, 2nd and 6th January; Easter and the day after.
Wine & food - 35 € a pers.
Tastings and Tour in Marsala
A complete and refined gourmet experience
duration: 100 min
An informal tasting of wines and street food
duration: 90 min
A journey among unique territories and grape varieties
duration: 60 min
The colors of wine from different territories
duration: 90 min
The family cellars, an example of industrial archeology
The winery in Marsala, built in 1851, retains the typical layout of a Mediterranean “baglio” with a spacious courtyard, dotted with citrus and olive trees and wooden trusses, the work of master carpenters of long ago. Here visitors will be guided by young and competent staff to discover Donnafugata.
Underground barrique cellar, model of sustainable architecture
The underground barrique cellar, whose architecture is reminiscent of Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, is an exciting place where visitors can discover the secrets behind the aging of some of Donnafugata's most representative wines, such as Chiarandà, Tancredi and Mille e una Notte.
Built in 2007, it is an example of sustainable architecture: carved out of the tufo rock (calcarenite), in fact, it allows a reduced use of energy to maintain the desired temperature and humidity parameters (15°C and 85%).
Sala delle Botti, the quintessence of Sicily
Sala delle Botti, so called because of the large barrels preserved here, has a particular fascination due to the artifacts it houses. Here visitors can admire some of the finest pieces from the family collection: ancient ceramics made in Burgio and Caltagirone; wooden sides of traditional Sicilian carts, embellished with bucolic carvings and gaudy pictorial decorations; the “keys” of the carts, bass-reliefs carved in wood and wrought iron friezes of particular value.
An unique collection that will let you discover the soul of Sicily.
Contacts and information
N 37.788126, E 12.446619
1st and 2nd November; 8th, 24th, 25th, 26th 31st December; 1sr, 2nd and 6th January; Easter and the day after.
11.00, 13.00, 17.00
Tel. (+39) 0923 724 245
Tel. (+39) 0923 724 263
We remind you that reservations are required
It is possible to purchase wines on the opening days of the winery
10.00 - 13.00; 15.30 - 18.00
It is possible to pay by cash, bancomat or the major credit cards (Visa, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express)
It is possible to ship purchased wines to Italy, Europe. For more information see the FAQ
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