• My name is Marilena Barbera
    and I am a winegrower.
    I live and make my wines in Menfi, Sicily.

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#ChardonnayDay is an international tasting shared on social networks by thousands of winelovers worldwide

The first #Chardonnay Day was a success: here you have some numbers.

We started ay 7.30 pm in a beautiful mild evening, with many old friends and some new ones, that I have been delighted to meet.
We tasted 9 wines from 4 different vintages, produced by 5 Sicilian wineries, opened a total of 29 bottles, and left about 2 am 

Some of us twitted through the @cantinebarbera account, purposely created for the event, some others simply spent the night talking, tasting, listening to good music, discovering or re-discovering the pleasure of sharing a good glass with friends.

I had 1.353 contacts on Cantine Barbera's Facebook page, and my rating on Klout jumped from 41 to 45 in just one day. One of my “virtual” friends twitted a fantastic review for Piana del Pozzo 2009, which you can now read here.

This has been my little contribution to a global international event, which enjoyed a huge success: more than 4 million people reached by the tag #Chardonnay, with almost 30 million impressions on social media. And this almost doubles the readership of the most popular (and traditional) wine magazines.

IMHO, there are signs of a new born democracy in the wine’s world.

Tags: Piana del Pozzo, chardonnay, degustazioni, social networks, klout

My story

My story

We have been winegrowers for three generations: a 100 years long story, a legacy of love and respect
Wine book

Wine book

Always up-to-date with all available wines and vintages: ready for browsing, or for immediate download

Photo album

Photo album

My book of photo shots from my vineyard in Sicily, available in HR for download - please cite the source

Video gallery

Video gallery

My YouTube channel with harvest stories, tastings, travels and meetings with very special people


Between a road map and a winery notebook, a personal digital moleskine with notes on winemaking, tastings and events, people I meet, places I see: my everyday life in the wine world.

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