Vigna Nave

Nave is one of the highest vineyards on Mt. Etna and in Europe. To get there, one needs to you have to pass through an alien scenery: lava flows from a few decades ago are slowly being claimed back by vegetation and animals.

The vineyard is hidden in an oak wood where the free-roaming Nebrodi pigs root around.

Nave is the youngest of our vineyards. The experience accumulated in decades by the Vigneri group let the once abbandoned vineyard spring up again, cared for with the same love that we dedicate to our old vines.


Vineyard: Nave


Location: Contrada Nave, Bronte (north-western slope of Mt. Etna)


Area: 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres), 1 hectare (2.5 acres) already planted


Elevation: 950 m (3,100 ft) above sea level


Training system: Alberello (bush), quincunx pattern


Planting density: 9,000 plants per hectare


Age of vines: New plants


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