Faro and Mamertino update

Casematte vineyard overlooking Straight of Messina

See our guide to Walter's recent coverage of Sicily and also Faro and Mamertino together – a first

On my extensive round trip this year in Sicily I also had the chance to taste the new vintages of Faro and Mamertino. The history of Mamertino, one of the oldest wine regions in Italy, goes back to at least Roman times, its wines already appreciated by the likes of Julius Caesar and mentioned by Pliny the Elder in Naturalis Historia (see here for more background information).

Mamertino is situated on Sicily’s north coast near Milazzo, but even if the...