Marsala The historic family wineries

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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 period ·
all year round
· Opening Days ·
from Monday to Saturday
· Opening hours ·
10.00 - 13.00; 15.30 - 18.30
· Holidays and exceptional closures ·
1sr, 2nd, 6th and 19th January; Easter; 8th, 24th, 25th, 26th 31st December
· Coordinates ·
N 37.788095, E 12.446889
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Hours

11:00
13:00
16:30
17:00

Tastings

16:30;17:00
Marsala
90 min

#Donnafugatatime Marsala

An informal tasting of wines and street food

38 €
13:00
Marsala
100 min

Donna Gabriella

A complete and refined gourmet experience

60 €
Iconic Wine Library: degustazione e visita in cantina a Marsala
Available on Saturday and Sunday
16:30;17:00
Marsala
60 min

Iconic Wine Library

Discovering the iconic wines

50 €
11:00;16:30;17:00
Marsala
60 min

Sicilia da bere

A journey among unique territories and grape varieties

30 €
11:00;13:00
Marsala
90 min

Brunch Siciliano

An informal tasting of wines and street food

40 €
The family cellars, an example of industrial archeology - Cantina Donnafugata

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 - Cantina 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 - Cantina Donnafugata

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.

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The historic winery of Marsala and the collection of ancient citrus trees of Kolymbethra

The historic winery of Marsala and the collection of ancient citrus trees of Kolymbethra - Cantine Donnafugata

The historic winery of Marsala and the collection of ancient citrus trees of Kolymbethra

Donnafugata wines express authentic and sustainable Sicilian winemaking. Taking care of the land means paying attention to the quality of production and promoting a relationship of mutual benefit between wine and plant. Therefore, the creation of horticultural and other gardens on the estates, the integration of agricultural and natural environments, and the protection of natural areas are acts that nurture agriculture and, above all, culture, enrich the landscape with biodiversity, and enhance its beauty.

From autumn 2023, this unique setting near the sea and the evocative salt pans will host a collection of extremely rare varieties of Kolymbethra citrus trees, an Italian asset protected by FAI in the Valley of the Temples. Donnafugata's contribution to celebrating the beauty of this ancient landscape and further promoting Sicilian agrobiodiversity.

Shopping point

Wine Shop Donnafugata
· Opening Days ·
every day
· Opening hours ·

10.00 - 13.00; 15.30 - 18.30

· Payments ·

It is possible to pay by cash, bancomat or the major credit cards (Visa, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express)

· Shipping ·

It is possible to ship purchased wines to Italy, Europe. For more information see the FAQ

· Languages ·
English, Italian
· For information and booking ·
Tel. (+39) 0923 724 245
Tel. (+39) 0923 724 263
visitare@donnafugata.it

Location

· Where ·
Marsala Historic Cellars,
Via Sebastiano Lipari, 18, Marsala (TP)
· Coordinates ·
N 37.788095, E 12.446889
· Holidays and exceptional closures ·
1sr, 2nd, 6th and 19th January; Easter; 8th, 24th, 25th, 26th 31st December
· Tour and tasting hours ·

11.00, 13.00, 16.30

We remind you that reservations are required
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