From day one, the philosophy behind Cusumano has been to emphasise the importance of terroir. Cusumano was established in 2000 when brothers Alberto and Diego took over from their father, who had been growing grapes for 40 years. The estate comprised 140 hectares of prime vineyard locations throughout Sicily which, within recent years, has grown to 502 hectares. In 2004, they expanded again with the acquisition of a new holding in San Giacomo, in the territory of Buttera, to the south of the island. The brothers have assembled a team that has a rich experience in viticulture and above all an absolute passion for winemaking. Because of their intimate knowledge of the Sicilian terroir, Diego and Alberto have been able to find prime vineyard locations throughout Sicily. These vineyards allow maximum expression of not only indigenous Sicilian grape varieties but of international varietals that, according to Diego, evolve to take on their own Sicilian identity. The Cusumano family have invested heavily in technology, and have fully renovated the old cantina to create a state of the art winery built around the ancient baglio.