Planeta is a winery with a rich Sicilian history. The winery has logged 500+ years and has been successfully passed through the hands of 17 generations of the Planeta family, who are a noble Sicilian family. A visit here transports you back in time to the heart of this island’s winemaking history and the family’s vineyards span the growing areas from Sambuca di Sicilia to Menfi, and is home to 350 hectares of vineyards scattered throughout the island of Sicily. Paying a visit to one of the family’s wineries in Ulmo, near Sambuca, is like taking a step back in time and winemaking practices. The winery is on the shores of Lago Arancio, in the heart of the Terre Sicane. The vineyards are home to grapes like Chardonnay, a benchmark varietal for the winery, as well as single-vineyard plantings of Merlot and Syrah. The Planeta family also produces a wide range of wines made from native grapes, such as Grecanico and Nero d’Avola.
Planeta: Ulmo Estate