“Wine has accompanied mankind throughout history. Wine is culture, a thread winding its way uninterrupted throughout history.
It is something to be handed down, something to take from the past and carry into the future”.
Valle dellAcate (literally “Acate Valley”) is located in the historic Bidini domain, amid the winding hills of Valle del Dirillo (Dirillo Valley).
Giuseppe Jacono founded the cantina in the late 19th century, though the Jacono family had been active in vine growing and winemaking ever since Vittoria became Sicilys epicenter for exporting wine to France during the 1800s. Since then, this familial vocation has been safeguarded and handed down over generations, driven by a shared desire to establish a name for the familys wines on an international level. Valle dellAcate has continued this tradition, specializing in the cultivation of the most prized and productive autochthonous vines, creating superior wines, including the crown jewel of Sicilian winemaking: the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG. Over time the companys spirit has become an authentic expression of the way it makes wine. Our longstanding winemaking tradition dovetails harmoniously with nature, resulting in wines of extraordinary quality and character.
Today Valle dellAcate, run by the latest generation of the Jacono family together with the Ferreri family, is one of the most important winemaking realities in southeastern Sicily, committed to further ennobling the longstanding vineyard traditions of the Ragusa province, within the Acate-Comiso-Vittoria triangle.
Valle dellAcate is one of the most well-known and active vineyards in southeastern Sicily. The company is run by Gaetana Jacono, a member of the familys sixth generation of winemakers.
The company is committed to local territory, to bringing its traditional winemaking culture and products to the rest of the world, and to the use of eco-sustainable winemaking techniques.
The vineyards extend over 100 hectares, most of which have been replanted from 2001 to the present day with prized local and international vines. By cultivating the most highly-prized autochthonous vines, utilizing technologically advanced systems and taking advantage of winemaking skills that have been handed down generation after generation across two centuries, today Valle dellAcate can offer its clients a series of undeniably important wines that are at once radiant, dynamic and aromatic. These include its famous D.O.C.G Cerasuolo di Vittoria, D.O.C wines like Il Frappato, Bidis-Chardonnay, Zagra-Grillo, plus I.G.Ts like Il Moro-Nero dAvola and Tané, which are obtained by combining a selection of the best grapes from the companys most important harvests. Valle dellAcate wines have earned important recognition on an international level.
With total annual production of approximately 400,000 bottles, Valle dellAcate wines are successfully exported around the world, and can be found on sale in the US, Europe and Canada, as well as emerging markets in Asia from Japan to China, Russia and India. The wines are well known and appreciated in Italy, and in Sicily in particular.