MARABINO was created in 2002, by the division from Natura Iblea, an organic fruit and vegetable company owned by the family and estabilished in 1996. In the beginning we only owned the vineyards and not the cellar so we relied on other facilities to make wine for our product. In 2007 we finalized the building of our new cellar next to our vineyards in the Buonivini district in the territory of Noto. My name is Pierpaolo Messina and since 2008 I manage the Marabino winery. After completing my university studies in Siena, and thanks to the experience and knowledge of Tuscan producers who applied biodynamic farming, when I went back to Sicily I was ready to manage the company. I immediately began the journey that today leads us to produce natural wines ( free of oenological products) from biodynamic agriculture. Today we produce 100,000 bottles of wine from 27 hectares of vineyards, and our wines are exported to many countries. Marabino cultivates orchards, olive groves and vineyards entirely with organic biodynamic farming, and makes wines only from its own grapes: Moscato di Noto, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Nero d’Avola for red and rosé wines. Our mission is to fully understand, through an expanded vision, the nature events, respecting and protecting the correlations and balances of this habitat, to produce wines without using synthetic chemicals neither in the vineyard nor in the cellar, so that wine is an expression of the territory where they are born.
Certified Organic by Bioagricert (27 December 2018, EUA55NCC)
This grower-maker grows all their own grapes.
- Size of their farm: 30 (ha)
- Size of farm under vine: 27 (ha)
- All grapes are dry-farmed. None of the vineyards are irrigated.
- All grapes are harvested manually.
Average production of wine: 100000 (btl)