Naturalness is the principle that has always guided the work of Gulfi winery. This is the same “naturalness” that distinguishes these wines, which are the fruit of traditional and bio-organic winegrowing and non-invasive vinification.The history of Gulfi was born in 1995, when Vito Catania inherited part of the family's lands from his father, giving rise to a pioneering project to enhance Nero d'Avola grape variety and rediscover the prestigious crus of Pachino, in south-eastern Sicily. As a standard bearer of organic farming, with zero environmental impact, from the very beginning Gulfi has adopted "alberello" cultivation (small tree vine), the purest essence of Sicilian viticulture. This is the only form of vine that allows to obtain wines of great finesse and complexity, which integrates perfectly with the natural environment, not requiring invasive chemicals and irrigation in a climate as extreme as that of Sicily. A sapling vineyard is difficult to manage; this is why cultivation and harvesting are totally manual.
Gulfi has elected Nero d'Avola, an historic native Sicilian grape, elected Nero d'Avola grape, in its prime and, for this reason, Gulfi's winemaking production stands out for great red wines from Nero d'Avola, such as the award-winning Nerobufaleffj, Neromaccarj, Nerobaronj and Nerosanloré coming from the Pachino vineyards.
Gulfi's main commitment is to safeguard their land and to continue making wine in a way that respects the environment, in equilibrium with the surrounding ecosystem. The indigenous vines, which over centuries have adapted themselves to these lands, the non-irrigated alberello cultivation and organic agriculture, are fundamental in respecting what it has been inherited and will be transmitted to future generations.