Gorghi Tondi estate would have never been born without the love for nature of Dora, great-grandmother of Annamaria and Clara Sala, fourth generation of a family committed for a century in the enhancement of quality wine, and in perfect balance with the surrounding environment. It was in 2000 when their father, Michele, after a career of over forty years in the wine business, decided, together with his wife Doretta, to start his own company together with the two daughters. It is the strong bond with the territory, in particular with the High, Middle and Low whirlpools (the so called "Gorghi"), that inspired the name of the winery. A naturalistic oasis, protected by the WWF since 1998, which contains a treasure trove of birds, aquatic species, and rare flora.
In the two properties of San Nicola and Ramisella districts, in Mazara del Vallo, in the far western part of Sicily, the vineyards stretch for 130 hectares, and grow close to the four small lakes of the Nature Reserve Lakes Preola and Gorghi Tondi, located inside a karst depression formed by the rains that eroded the surrounding area with time. The cellar is located inside a traditional "baglio," in perfect harmony with the vineyards and the surrounding nature. It is equipped with the most modern systems for the wine-making processes, to preserve the innate character of the grape varieties, grown and raised organically.
Located within a WWF Nature Reserve, Gorghi Tondi estate cannot ignore the respect for nature and its balance. Through a complex process and using clean energy to protect biodiversity, the winery produces certified quality wines, banning synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms, according to the requirements of the strictest standards of the organic agriculture. The grapes grown in the estate are mainly indigenous: Grillo, Zibibbo, Nero d'Avola, Catarratto, Frappato and Nerello Mascalese, and also Syrah, long cultivated in Sicily.