This is where the story of the Tenute Orestiadi starts, born in 2008 in the heart of the Belìce Valley, in Gibellina, Sicily, where Mediterranean scents and colors intertwine with myth and art. By transforming the arduous rise after a historically and economically complex moment, the 1968 earthquake, into energy, the whole area has become a cultural and dialogue pole of the Mediterranean.
Tenute Orestiadi was born in Gibellina with the aim not only of producing wines with a typically territorial face, but also of enhancing the cultural and artistic aspects linked to the history of Gibellina and the Mediterranean.
The cellar hosts the Barriques Museum project. Over the years, the collaboration with artists, teachers and students of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts has combined wine culture with visual art.
Start a new adventure with La Gelsomina, a winery on the slopes of Etna. The wines of the volcano represent a new challenge in an area with great potential, characterized by lava soils on which Carricante, Catarratto, Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio and Moscato are grown.
The Tenuti Orestidi wines change their name. The six monovarietals of "La Selezione" are renamed with terms from the Sabir language: Kemar, Mazal, Douar, Bahar, Adeni and Nissim.
Gibellina, an open-air museum dreamed up by Ludovico Corrao in the aftermath of the Belìce earthquake in 1968. A project, created with the contribution of the most important exponents of contemporary art, with which Tenute Orestiadi intertwines its history and its wine production.
Two different territories, the same vocation for wine. Gibellina hosts the beating heart of Tenute Orestiadi, and Piedimonte Etneo, in the county of Mascali, where La Gelsomina is located.