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02 October 2017

Orestiadi estates at the Cous Cous Fest - San Vito Lo Capo

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Tenute Orestiadi, an emerging reality in the Sicilian wine scene, was Official Wine Sponsor at the XX Cous Cous Fest in San Vito Lo Capo.

The choice to start this process was dictated by having recognized in the values of the event - which through a clear bridge, good food, speaks of cultures, integration and dialogue - those which have always been its guidelines.

Starting from these principles, Tenute Orestiadi was born in 2008, a branch aimed at developing the Ho.Re.Ca channel. of Cantine Ermes, a large social cooperative with over 1700 members. The new entity is immediately closely linked to the Orestiadi Foundation, one of the main cultural and artistic institutions in the Mediterranean, whose name it bears.

The meeting between two worlds apparently so different from each other instead embodies the deepest and fullest expression of a territory: Gibellina.

Devastated by the Belice Valley earthquake on 15 January 1968, the city was reborn by leveraging two cornerstones: agriculture and art, thanks to the natural vocation of the place and the will of those who rebuilt it from nothing, led by Ludovico Corrao , which invited numerous artists to express themselves by transforming the town into an open air museum. The wine that most identifies the company is dedicated to Ludovico Corrao, creator of the Orestiadi Foundation and supporter of the city's new contemporary identity: the Ludovico, a red for the 90% Nero d'Avola and for the 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, which shows how one can have strong roots (symbolized by Nero d'Avola, an indigenous varietal and immediately attributable, in the common imagination, to the sunny lands of Sicily) while being projected towards the world (represented by Cabernet Sauvignon).

The continuous mix of traditions and dialogue, the meeting between different cultures in all their nuances, the awareness that only from the meeting can authentic growth derive, have become fundamental traits of the identity of Gibellina and Tenute Orestiadi. In light of these premises, it becomes easy to understand how the choice to make its wines available for the event derives from the fact that the company has recognized the Cous Cous Fest as a more than valid expression of these typical traits.

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