A brief history
The desire of Silvia Maestrelli was, from the beginning, to create “a place of beauty, between earth and spirit”, more than a cellar in the strict sense in which people, skills and energies converged, which in turn merged to enrich the estate’s intangible heritage, made up of relationships, exchanges and both professional and human ideas around the culture of wine and good living.
Pioneer and women – among the producers who have given new impetus to enology on Etna, Silvia Maestrelli – comes from a Florentine entrepreneurial family, she emigrated to Milan for love – arrived on Etna in 2006, on the trail of falling in love with this land rich in contrasts. A real coup de foudre for a difficult land, strongly masculine, but of enormous charm and equally great enological potential. Thus began a new phase for her life and a research, both personal and professional, which will give life in 2007 – after long and detailed negotiations with the ancient and numerous landowners – at the birth of Tenuta di Fessina. A project in which the sensitivity of a “feminine” oenological vision, combined with the unquestioned technical skills of consultants and collaborators, has allowed us to create in just 10 years from the foundation – one of the most successful and recognizable cellars in the Etna area, perfect ambassador in the world of new Sicilian viticulture.