HISTORY

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.

Scammacca del Murgo Family | Murgo Winery 1860
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  • 1860

    August 2, 1860
    Luigi Gravina dona 30 ettari
  • 1975

    August 2, 1975
    Il barone Emanuele Scammacca del Murgo inizia il processo di riconversione del fondo nella moderna azienda agricola che oggi è..Read More
  • 1981

    August 18, 1981
    Nel 1981 Imbottigliamo ed etichettiamo a mano la prima bottiglia Murgo, l’Etna rosso vendemmia 1980.
  • 1990

    August 2, 1990
    Nel 1990, dopo ben tre anni di affinamento sui lieviti, è pronto il primo spumante Murgo Brut che oggi rappresenta..Read More
Tenuta San Michele Etna | Cantine Murgo 1860

Currently the vineyards have an extension of 60 hectares, distributed in the three different estates of San Michele (CT), Gelso Bianco (CT) and La Francescana (RM) and are mostly dedicated to the production of VSQ, Etna Doc and IGT wines.

From some grape varieties of French origin, we also get interesting creative wines. The total production of our cellar amounts to 350,000 bottles.

Another 60 hectares are dedicated to the cultivation of olive and citrus trees, from which we obtain our Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Murgo jams and other local quality products.

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