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

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The official list of top wine influencers: I am number 11 in the world according to Klout!

A lot of buzz has burst on the internet in the past weeks as soon as the Top Wine Influencers lists have been published (Luiz Alberto here, TheWineWankers here).

I personally don’t care that much about being n° 15 or 36 or 100 according to Klout or to Kred or to any other algorithm that measures your web activity impact and your followers’ engagement on social platforms.
Though working on and with social media is something I take very seriously, ratings are - on the contrary - just some entertaining minutes in my day, something I am amused to play with once in a while between a wine presentation and a délestage.

Whatever the score, I am personally happy and proud to be member of such a great community of #winelovers worldwide: people who care about wine, who support and respect the hard work that is needed to make the pleasure of wine possible every day.
People who share their passion for wine territories, who walk vineyards and taste grapes and lend a hand during harvests, who aim to learn about different terroirs and to understand climates and grapes’ personality, who help protecting the traditional culture that lies beyond a bottle of good wine, who help growers and winemakers to promote big appellations as well as unknown small crus, and to spread the wine love around the world.

Thank you all #winelovers, wherever you are!

PS: Special thanks to Luiz Alberto, founder of the #winelover community.
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Tags: #winelover, Luiz Alberto, Top Wine Influencers

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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