Cantine Ermes Libero
Cantine Hermes, Sicily

Cantine Hermes, Sicily

The story of Ermes's winery has its roots in a fairly recent incident of destruction and reconstruction. During the night between the 14 and the 15 of January 1968 a devastating earthquake wiped out parts of the small towns in the Belice's valley such as : Gibellina, Salaparuta, Poggioreale, Partanna, Santa Ninfa, Salemi, Santa Margherita of Belice, Montevago and Sambuca of Sicilia. From that same land, where so much was taken away a group of young grape growers decided to start over, embarking themselves onto a path of evolution. In 1998 a social and economic redemption was accomplished by founding Ermes's winery, whose headquarters are located in the heart of Belice's Valley, between Gibellina and Santa Ninfa communes.

Nowadays Ermes's cooperative winery is one of the largest producers of the Island, with its 2,335 members and around 10,000 hectares of vineyards located amongst Trapani, Agrigento and Palermo's district. On average each member has about 4 hectares of land. Focused on quality and affordability, the co-op has 8 cellars and make more bottles than we would like to spend days counting. While large facilities like this are not our usual bag, we believe in the small farmer, and co-ops like this help those farmers to feed their families and work in an honest way. Sicily is in transition in many ways. The children of the farmers are being schooled to be winemakers. A deeper understanding of working from the fields on up is spreading. The wines of Sicily are becoming better and better- and not just in the trendy areas that are getting recognition by the press. At Ermes, all the growers are organic or are in transition to organic certification, collectively they are committed to the changes that are present in the great island of Sicily.

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Cantine Ermes, Sicily

Cantine Ermes, Sicily

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