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Island wine regions represent the farthest of the far flung reaches of viticulture. Wines forged in these terroirs of wind, salt, rock and volcanic ash manifest characters and complexities as extraordinary as their geographies. These islands of Santorini, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and the Canaries are making some of today’s most exciting wines.
As discrete as these islands are, they have common attributes which account for the extraordinary nature of their wines. Each of was made by volcanic activity. Their soils of volcanic ash are as rich with minerality as they are porous, qualities which make for stronger vines and more aromatic, more flavorful, more enticing wines. Each of these islands also has a long and legendary viticultural history. Santorini has been making wine for three thousand years, Sicily for six thousand and Sardinia for a thousand. The island of Corsica — which is French, though its islanders consider themselves Corsicans — has a winemaking history of two millennia. And the Canary Islands — a territory of Spain which belongs to the geography of Africa — have been making wine for five-hundred years.
So come along with us as we journey to the far edge of wine. Discover with us the histories, the cultures and the geographies of Santorini, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica and the Canaries through them powerful aromas and flavors and the distinctive characters and complexities of their extraordinary wines.
Wines which will change the way you see all of wine.Back to Events