The Murgo cellars were founded in 1860 when Senator Luigi Gravina gave the Scammacca family about 30 hectares of vineyard on Etna where, today, the San Michele estate stands.
More than a hundred years later but on the same land, Baron Emanuele Scammacca del Murgo begins the process of converting the land into the modern farm that is now the heart of our business.
His vision is to exploit the potential of the Etna area which enjoys a microclimate and a soil of volcanic origin ideal for growing grapes. These are fundamental elements to transfer their unique expression to our wines, thanks also to a viticulture attentive to respect for the plant.
In 1981 we bottle and hand label the first Murgo bottle, the 1980 vintage red Etna.
In 1990, after three years of aging on the lees, the first Murgo Brut sparkling wine is ready which today represents the strength of our label, produced from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes, we were pioneers of the particular sparkling process of this vine.