My name is Marilena Barbera and I am a winegrower.
I live and work in Menfi
Sicily, where I make my wines with my mother and the amazing crew of Cantine Barbera.

The uncontaminated deep blue sea, with its remarkable scenery of sandy dunes covered with dwarf palms and sea lilies. The bright sunshine, the fresh breeze blowing from the ocean. Unforgettable landscapes of a beautiful valley that lies in the South-western part of Sicily, where the Belice River gently flows into the Mediterranean. A focused and sustainable viticulture, close to the amazing Greek ruins of Selinunte.

Sea and wind, air and light, and the fascinating history of human civilization. This is what you can find inside our wines.

Travel notes

Diario di viaggio

Between a blog and a winery notebook: a personal digital moleskine where I take my notes on winemaking, tastings and events, people I meet, places I see, our everyday life.

Photo Album

Photogallery

Instant shots from Sicily, our beautiful island: available on Flickr also in high resolution, easy to comment, download and share with friends. 

 

Our rules

Our rules

Our production choices, from the vineyards to the winemaking. Our commitment to a sustainable viticulture that respects the natural environment where we live and work. 

Video gallery

I nostri video

Pictures and videos from our wine world: our YouTube channel with harvest stories, video tastings, travels and meetings with very special people.

Wine shop

Wine shop

It is easy to find our wines: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us to find out the wine shop nearest to you, or try our new on-line purchasing system: direct, loyal, bottom-up oriented. 

 

News and events

IMAGE Eventi | Sorgente del Vino 2015
14-16 Febbraio 2015 @ Piacenza Expo - Piacenza Sorgente del Vino è una manifestazione bellissima, alla quale da anni desideravo partecipare. Quindi, quando Paolo Rusconi mi ha confermato che la mia richiesta era stata accattata, immaginatevi la gioia!     Ci saranno tutti i nostri vini di territorio, e anche una piccola anteprima di Ammàno #2 - che di...
IMAGE I migliori siti delle cantine italiane
Bella notizia oggi! Secondo l'analisi di Lisa de Leonardis, il blog di Cantine Barbera è il migliore fra quelli delle cantine italiane di piccola e media dimensione. La ricerca, condotta da Argoserv - media agency che si occupa di marketing e comunicazione digitale - ha messo a confronto i siti web di oltre 300 aziende vinicole italiane, analizzandone la visual...
IMAGE Degustazioni | Vini e Vinili
Sabato 24 Gennaio 2015 Zo | Centro Culture Contemporanee @ Piazzale Asia, 6 - Catania Vini naturali e Rock d'autore sono un connubio perfetto. Questo racconta Maurizio Pratelli nel suo Vini e Vinili, una guida all’ascolto di alcuni dei più grandi classici del rock abbinati a una collezione di vini naturali prodotti da piccole aziende italiane.   Condotta...
IMAGE Degustazioni | #Viniacasamia goes to London
December 4-5 2014 @ #Viniacasamia, London We are really pleased to invite you to the first ‘Vini a Casa Mia’ evening in London! This is a very popular social event in Italy: where you go to taste wonderful wine, meet the producers and learn more about its long artisan tradition.  The first ‘Vini a Casa Mia’ (that means Wine at Mine) will take...
IMAGE Events | La Terra Trema 2014
28-30 November 2014 @ Leoncavallo - Spazio Sociale Autogestito, Milano We will be at the 10th edition of La Terra Trema, a beautiful event which promotes quality Italian farming and supports growers, artisan food and wine producers, slow food culture and unique, rare grape varieties.     This edition will be dedicated to the memory of Luigi Veronelli. I will...
IMAGE Eventi | Critical Wine 2014
8 e 9 Novembre 2014 @ Laboratorio Sociale Buridda, Genova Genova vive, nonostante l'alluvione delle scorse settimane. Vive dell'orgoglio e dell'impegno dei genovesi e di tutte le persone che amano questa bellissima città.  Sabato 8 dalle 15 alle 24 e Domenica 9 Novembre dalle 12 alle 19 i vignaioli di Critical Wine (qui l'elenco completo)...
IMAGE Ratings | Ammàno #1
Ammàno #1: 17/20 @ L'Espresso I Vini d'Italia 2015 This is the first official review for Ammàno #1, which has been described by the Guida ai Vini d'Italia dell'Espresso as a fascinating, intriguing and twinkling white wine (here the complete review of all our wines). A rating of 17/20, just one step far from the Excellence, is...
IMAGE Awards | La Vota 2012
Vino di Eccellenza @ Vitae AIS 2015 A wonderful news that I am proud to share with my friends worldwide: for the third time in a row,  our Cabernet Sauvignon La Vota has been awarded top rated wine by AIS - Italian Sommelier Association in their wine guide Vitae 2015.  Presentation and tasting will be held next Monday November 3rd at Magna Pars Event Space, in...

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