Marabino Winery is situated in the South East of Sicily in Val di Noto in the Buonivini and Barone districts of the DOC Eloro and Noto.
The region of Noto lies on the south eastern coast of the island and is unquestionably the capital of Sicilian Baroque. Referred to as “the stone flower”, it was entirely rebuilt after the earthquake in 1693. Today the town represents the wealth and magnificence of the baroque period in Sicily.
Marabino winery owes its ideal wine growing location to the high, dry temperatures of the summer, often the highest on the island, the consequent lack of rainfall introducing a high level of sugar in the grapes as they dry out. The low altitude level of the vines and the exposure to different climates ensures the most
is made of the long periods of sunshine and the sometimes dominant winds. The soil here is also unique for growing, with high levels of calcareous white soil reflecting the sun’s rays onto the vines, and the Mediterranean red and black clay soil providing a good amount of natural minerals. Marabino is completely bio-dynamic in its wine production, relying solely on the high levels of minerals and nutrients in the earth.
The winery was established in 2002 and overlooks 35 hectares of vineyards with its stark terracotta colour dominating the surrounding landscape. The Noto, Archimede and Moscato wines from their range have recently all been awarded silver medals from the IWSC, a nod to the quality and depth of this range.