Cantine Pellegrino is one of Sicily’s most important and prosperous wineries. Today they are one of very few families who can trace their lineage back to the original 19th Century founders of the Marsala trade. Through the female side of the Pellegrino family, they have married with the Alagna, Renda, Tumbarello & Bellina families, who today collectively manage the company. Pietro Alanga is Pellegrino’s President and Benedetto Renda it’s CEO. Recently they welcomed the 6th generation to the family business. In 1880 Paolo Pellegrino, local notary and vine grower, founded his own house and winery in the heart of the city of Marsala on the west coast of Sicily. With the help of his son Carlo, he built the company up from nothing into one of Sicily’s leading Marsala producers. After the death of his Father, Carlo took the reins of the company. He was assisted by his wife Josephine Despagne, daughter of a famous Sauternes oenologist Oscar Pierre Despagne. She brought with her a wealth of winemaking knowledge and together they continued to build the company. Today the company has 150ha and 3 wineries, all of which are powered by solar technology. Pellegrino have been instrumental in putting Sicily on the winemaking map, with the family’s Masala, fine wine, sweet Pantelleria wine & Lemoncello being exported all over the world.
Cantine Pellegrino is one of Sicily’s most important and prosperous wineries. Today they are one of very few families who can trace their lineage back to the original 19th Century founders of the Marsala trade.
Pellegrino are 1 of only 3 of all the original 19th Century Marsala trade founders to still be in existence. Incredibly out of these 3 they are 1 of only 2 that have kept the company in the family. Today they are unquestionably one of the leading Marsala producers.
Colour: Intense amber.
Aroma: Intense, persistent, pleasant oak scents.
Taste: Complete, soft, agreeably sweet. An ideal dessert wine.