Cantine Amato Story
The company's origins date back to the 1930’s when Vincenzo Giardina Papa returned to his country of origin after emigrating to America in search of a better future. He decided to invest his earnings from overseas in the construction of a small inn from where he could sell his own wine produce.
Some years later in 1958, his son-in-law Rosario Amato took over the family business and started a small family winery. His passion for wine production and the excellent performance of the business lead him to extend the factory, installing numerous wooden barrels and concrete tanks underground.
The company was then passed down to his son Salvatore Amato in the early 1980’s, and continued to grow with the further acquisition of a new insulated plant in 2004. The plant is insulated with special materials, and is equipped with the most innovative winemaking equipment for maturation and bottling.
Currently, the company selects grapes from the areas of Grotte, Partinico, Borgetto, Furnari, Monreale, Racalmuto and Favara; the raw material is transported to the plant in a controlled atmosphere in order to maintain its characteristics, and then proceeds to the winemaking process.
Amato Winery ‘s qualities
The passion behind the wine production
From the outset, the company's main objective was to select the best grapes from different wine-growing areas of Sicily in order to obtain, through careful processing, quality wines whose characteristics were the expression of the original territory.
Through an ongoing commitment to preserve the ancient traditions with passion, combined with production using the latest technology, the Cantine Amato has become a leader in the production of quality wines and continues to be a benchmark for discerning customers.
Photos below show the first bottlings and the machineries of the company, at present.