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


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


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 Events | Terroirvino 2015
June 2015, Sunday 21 and Monday 22 @ Genova, Villa Lo Zerbino Amazing new location for next TerroirVino, eleventh edition, that will take place in a luxurious Renaissance villa in the heart of Genova, surrounded by a 5.000 square metres private park. This is all we know, at the moment. More information, the producers and events list will be available in the next weeks. Please...
IMAGE Eventi | Vinissage 2015
May, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th 2015 @ Asti, Palazzo dell'Enofila This will be our third participation in Vinissage, the traditional piedmontese tasting of natural, organic and biodynamic wines. The exhibition will take place the last weekend of May in Asti, with the participation of Officina Enoica, editor of the Critical Guide to Italian Wines. We will pour the...
IMAGE Eventi | Vinitaly 2015
Monday 23 - Tuesday 24 March 2015 @ Vinitaly, VeronaFiere Vinitaly, again, after one-year stop. It should have been a longer pause, but I had the opportunity to share a stand in the Agrigento Province area, and I decided to go for two days: Monday and Tuesday. It will be a minimal presence in a big open space with other producers, and the collaboration of ScopriMenfi, the...
IMAGE Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers
Cantine Barbera associates to the FIVI - Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers! I know, probably this is not a news. Maybe a winery that enrolls in a Federation or a group is an ordinary thing, something that happens everyday and is not worth a mention.  Not for me. When I started to walk my trail deep inside the wonderful job of making wine, I thought that...
IMAGE Ratings | Wine Enthusiast 2015
Our wines on Wine Enthusiast! @ Wine Enthusiast Magazine April 2015   Amazing reviews for all our wines that are currently represented in the United States: the Wine Enthusiast Magazine has just released their online exclusive edition of all scores for the Italian Wine Tasting, which will be included in the Italian Issue - focused on Sicilian Wines - on next April 2015....
IMAGE Events | Sorgente del Vino 2015
14-16 Febbraio 2015 @ Piacenza Expo - Piacenza Sorgente del Vino 2015, a beautiful event where producers show their natural and craft wines, will take place in Piacenza on 2015 February 14-16th.    We will bring all our wines made with indigenous Sicilian grapes, plus a small preview of Ammàno #2 - it will be a tank sample: not ready yet, but worth...
IMAGE Video | Vini e Vinili
La presentazione di Vini e Vinili - 33 giri di rosso andata in onda il 25 Gennaio 2015 allo Zo Centro Culture Contemporanee di Catania Maurizio Pratelli, affascinante critico musicale e novello appassionato di vini d'autore, ci racconta come nasce la sua passione per i vignaioli artigiani e il suo viaggio di esplorazione dei sentieri meno conosciuti del vino. On stage...
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...

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