The name Santa Tresa derives from the local Sicilian pronunciation of the name Teresa. The Feudo di Santa Tresa estate has around 50 hectares of vineyards based on a rich, red soil which has ideal characteristics: a 40-100 centimetre surface layer of light red sandy loam on a well-drained limestone base, which helps to guarantee a constant supply of water. The rich volcanic soil is highly fertile and the harsh sun is tempered by the cooling sea breezes, making this a vine grower's paradise.The natural quality of the vines and grapes is so exceptional that minimal intervention is the order of the day and organic production the natural result. The grapes are hand-picked in the cool early hours of the morning in order to avoid overheating of the berries and after fermentation the wine is aged in concrete vats to preserve the freshness so characteristic of the local Frappato grape.
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