THE WINERY IN KHAMMA IS LOCATED IN A NATURAL AMPHITHEATER CONSISTING OF VINEYARDS CULTIVATED ON SMALL TERRACES, BORDERED BY DRY BUILT LAVA STONE WALLS. A MAGICAL PLACE TO TASTE DONNAFUGATA’S WINES, DISCOVER THE PRODUCTION PLACES OF BEN RYÉ, PASSITO DI PANTELLERIA DOC, AND ADMIRE THE CENTURY-OLD VINEYARD AND GIARDINO PANTESCO, FAI PROPERTY.
Opening Days: in June, July, September: from Monday to Friday; in August: all days
Opening Hours: 10.30 – 13.30; 17.00 – 20.00
TASTING BEN RYÉ SOTTO LE STELLE: 21.00 in July: Wednesday in August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Tasting Ben Ryé sotto le stelle: 21.00
in July: Wednesday
in August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Tastings and Tour in Pantelleria
A delicious outdoor tasting
duration: 90 min
A unique journey discovering Zibibbo
duration: 60 min
Discovering the typicity of the island
duration: 90 min
Khamma winery, an example of sustainable architecture
Designed and built with full respect for the landscape of the island, the Donnafugata winery consists of two units. The part used for vinification is covered with hand-cut lava stone. The one dedicated to welcoming, called “palazzotto pantesco”, is characterized by vaulted ceilings typical of dammusi: an exciting place for a tasting overlooking the sea.
Donnafugata’s Giardino Pantesco, FAI property
In Khamma, among the company's vineyards, you can admire the Giardino Pantesco that, in 2008, Donnafugata restored and donated to FAI, Fondo Ambiente Italiano. A symbol of the wisdom of the island's farmer, the Pantellerian Garden is a self-sufficient agronomic system: the circular plan, dimensions and lava stone create the ideal microclimate for cultivating and protecting from the wind a century-old orange tree of the ancient Portugal variety, a precious vitamin factory.
One of the few remaining in the island, the garden can be visited independently during the opening times of the winery, passing by reception to pick up information material.
Alberello pantesco, UNESCO World Heritage
In Pantelleria Donnafugata cultivates Zibibbo (Moscato d’Alessandria) alberello pantesco, an agricultural practice inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as creative and sustainable. The vine is, in fact, trained very low alberello, on small terraces bordered by dry-built lava stone walls.
Visitors can admire an heroic viticulture context during the winery tour.
Pre-phylloxera century-old vineyard
In 1999 Donnafugata restored, in the district of Khamma, a Zibibbo vineyard planted with several ungrafted plants, 120 years old, that had survived phylloxera.
Unique specimens that represent, for Sicilian viticulture, an historical find, and that can be visited during the Zabib tasting tour. Rare vines, able to withstand drought, limestone and salinity very well, whose vegetation-production balance gives rise to exceptional grapes, that make Ben Ryé Passito di Pantelleria DOC even more complex and elegant.
Contacts and information
N 36.805848, E 12.021756
in June, July, September: from Monday to Friday; in August: all days
12:00, 16:30, 18:30
Tasting Ben Ryé sotto le stelle 21.00
In July: Wednesday
In August: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Tel. (+39) 0923 915 649
Tel. (+39) 335 624 2563
We remind you that reservations are required
It is possible to purchase wines on the opening days of the winery
In June, July, September: from Monday to Friday; In August: all days
10.30 – 13.30; 17:00 – 20.00
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 and some states of the USA. For more information see the FAQ
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