• He left his Sicily to study in Milan and to graduate in viticulture and enology with a dissertation on the Nerello Mascalese winemaking. He dreamt of traveling around the world and then to come back to his homeland with broader experience and views. However, his dad’s health problems brought him back before planned, to begin managing the estate where his family makes wine since almost 300 years. So he had the chance to apply here his will to explore, valorise, improve, create and recreate, proving as true the words of a writer that once said “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”.
  • She’s aware of being lucky, because her job matches with her passion: to tell everyone about her homeland and her estate. In the standard roles we’d she’s in charge of the sales, however it’s a matter of communicating what you love to your clients, to your guests, to the people that know how to appreciate beauty. After years spent working with important fashion brands that took her life between Milan and Paris more than in “her” Sicily, she decided to dedicate her energy to the land and people she loves. That is proved by her most beloved “product” Tommaso, already refined for 4 years in the Barone di Villagrande’s lands.
  • He’s the first person that the guests of the estate meet. For that he must be a special one. Officially he’s in charge of the tours and of the Wine Resort, truth to be told he’s also a psychologist and a motivational trainer for all of us.
  • He comes from Florence, home of beauty, to discover the other beauties of Sicily, especially in the Isle of Salina where he contributed to the hospitality project in the vineyards. He worked as a sommelier for many years, then he decided to revolution everything but not his biggest passion, the wine.
  • Each job you could do on the estate, Alfina experienced it. She started with the service during the tastings then she was moved in the office, accounting and managing the reservations. Every now and then the spark lightens again and you can find her cooking in the kitchen or in the tasting rooms. It happens when you the things you like.
  • To exalt the flavours of Etna it takes a volcanic person. And volcanic she is: exuberant, irreverent, Irresistible. With her it has been love at first sight. She madly loves the kitchen of our land and she searches for the best ingredients the closest possible, especially in our garden.
  • “Refined” for 30 years in the cellar of Villagrande. He lived the evolution of the territory, of the estate and of the winemaking techniques. He’s really our encyclopedia. The quiet and composure with whom he keeps an eye over the cellar works, the fermentations, all the winemaking steps, are for sure reflected in our wines.
  • Head of the vineyard team He’s the man of the vineyard, the commander that leads every work in the fields. He embodies the best traits of a man from the country: strong, reliable, quick-witted, never-stopping with an infinite energy.
  • Our autochthone sommelier: born in Milo, grown-up in Milo, she works in Milo. She loves wine, nature, animals and she’s able to transmit her passion both with visitors and the guests of the Wine Resort
  • Non-drinker at the job interview, now she’s a professional sommelier. That’s enough to describe how 3 years spent in Villagrande changed her life. Her new passion conquered and transformed her and she shares it with the guests, which love her energy and enthusiasm.
  • It happens to see her in action in the kitchen or during the tastings or in the Wine Resort. Everything without drawing too much attention. And then she unleashes everything on a go-kart
  • She’s been working in Villagrande for many years, she recently became grandmother and her nephews are her proud and with the same affection she works in between the lines of the field.
  • Here’s the person that keeps everything in order here in Villagrande. Every home needs a figure like her: firm, more than efficient, the example of a strong woman that makes everything running smoothly and clean.
  • After one year in Australia she came back to her Milo where her English is precious to welcome the guests from all over the world. Her strength? A dreamer’s soul and the warmth with the guests.
  • He’s not only Sebastiano’s right arm, he also contributes with his knowledge about wines during the tastings, guiding the guests and managing to make them understand each wine peculiarities and characteristics. Contagious passion.
  • She worked as an accountant, then she decided to leave the office to work surrounded by nature. Quick, ready and proactive. An important resource for the estate, she never gets tired and she works with diligence and energy, always smiling helps in keeping high the spirits.
  • To understand how to reach perfection, one should take a moment to look at Ali while he washes, dusts and stare at the wine glasses under the light and muttering “it’s no good”, meaning that it takes to rub more to have them shiny. Needless to say, that everyone loves him.
  • We call him the “poet of the vineyard”. A bard that works surrounded by grapevines, that sings his songs to them. Seeing him in action is spectacular, working with him a pleasure.
  • Huge experience in both vineyards and citrus cultivations, always helpful and warm. She brings coffee and brioches every morning for breakfast.
  • The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: his dad Pippo spent 50 years working in Villagrande. He’s specialized in maneuvering the tractor in between the narrow lines of the vineyard, something that reminds of a videogame when you reach the final stage.
  • An artist in life, painting is her passion, she makes wonderful pieces with innovative techniques. With the same love she works in the fields, accurate and meticulous.
  • Strong, honest. He’s called the butterflies man by his vineyard colleagues, he’s as strong as he’s gentle. In his free time models and paints ceramics
  • He occasionally helps us during the pruning and the picking moments. Tireless and quiet.
  • He too occasionally helps us, very friendly and cordial, he loves playing jokes but when it’s about working he never gives up.