A Family tradition.
In one of the most charming places in Eastern Sicily, the fertile Valley of Noto, lies the Eloro doc zone, one of the best suited to cultivation of the Nero d’Avola and Moscato di Noto grapes. It is here that we find the Le Mandrie and Gaudioso estates, which have been owned by the family of Baron Sergio from generations.
A historical family estate, that turned into a modern winery under the management of Baron Giovanni Sergio.
Devotion and vocation.
The ancient outbuildings has been renovated and reorganised to house modern winemaking facilities.
By employing modern technology and ancient knowledge it recovers the elegance of its native vine: Nero d’Avola.
The Barone Sergio winery, in light of the vocation of its environment is naturally suited for the production of Doc Eloro Nero d’Avola.
A portion of the winery is devoted to a characteristic cultivar named Moscato di Noto and some plots to international wineyards.
Technology of nature.
The vines are planted in a single block, trained using an espalier system and pruned in spurred cordon.
The density of the plants, approximately of 4,000 rootstocks per hectare, yields an average of 50 q. per hectare of native vineyards.
Beside numbers and techniques there is the outstanding quality reached by Nero d’Avola grapes of the area.
The whole area of Barone Sergio winery consists approximately of 30 hectares of Nero d’Avola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grillo, Moscat and Petit Verdot.
Giovanni Rizzo is the enologic advisor that takes care of the whole wine making process; he works with the agronomist professor Lucio Brancadoro (University of Milan).
As a result of the strong commitment, the Sergio winery has managed to successfully enhance the quality of grapes varieties such as the native Nero d’Avola, Moscato, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot.
The Company has the Certificate of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) registration, issued by Registrator Corp. This Certificate confirms for commercial purposes that our facilitiy has been registered properly as required by the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Bioterrorism Act of 2002 and the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.