Vivera is a small family-run winery, which is based in the Contrada Martinella, in the municipality of Linguaglossa, in the province of Catania. We are on the slopes of the great volcano Etna, where, in 2003, the adventure of the Vivera family begins. Right from the start, we are moving towards quality viticulture, studied, conceived and created in every small detail, because only through careful analysis and programming can we create bottles of personality. Likewise, much attention is paid to the working conditions of the people who, every day, find themselves operating within the walls of the cellar; this is why each space is characterized by different colors, in a sort of chromotherapy path able to make the different rooms pleasant and functional for the well-being of those who work there. Nothing is left to chance in Vivera, whose production, of undoubted value, is exported to different parts of the world, from the USA to Canada, passing through Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Africa, demonstrating how, despite the fact that it is a young reality, commercial planning was, right from the start, planned in detail.
The vineyards of the Vivera winery extend over an area of about 30 hectares, where, next to the Etna vineyards, we also find some parcel scattered in other areas of Sicily, in particular in Corleone and Chiaramonte Gulfi. Each terroir has its own characteristics and peculiarities, even if it is the Etna one that has greater importance in terms of extension. Among the rows of vines, various native Sicilian vines are grown, such as Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Insolia and Carricante, which are complemented by internationals such as Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the vineyard and in the cellar every operation is driven by the passion, the tradition and the respect that the Vivera family nurtures towards the territory, key elements to succeed, in the vinification phase, in making wines that tell it with strength and uniqueness.
Vivera produces seven labels each year, which manage to give a good overview of Sicilian wine production. Obviously, among the bottles that we recommend to taste, a place of honor deserves the DOC of Etna, presented with a red, a rosé and a white: three expressions of a land that, in recent years, has risen to honor of international criticism for the quality of its products.