Sicily is a fertile island where a lot of wine is grown by mainly large companies. Far removed from this mass production, Vino Lauria is located in the hills around Alcamo, near Palermo.
Vito Lauria is at the helm and has been releasing wines under his own name since 2010. His grandfather started growing wine in 1958, but had to shut down the business in 1993 due to economic setbacks. Vito was willing to breathe new life into the family business and started studying oenology in Friuli. After graduating in 2003, he worked for several wineries in the north of Italy before returning to Sicily in 2005. Until 2010, Vito worked hard to rebuild the family business and also started earning extra money (as an advisory winemaker) at other wine producers in the area.