Nino Caravalgio makes his wines on Salina island, a volcanic archipelago just off the northern coast of Sicily. His family have been on this island for generations and not only make what is regarded the island’s best wines, but some of Sicily’s best too.

Nino’s father used to sell his grapes in bulk. When Nino inherited the winery, he moved towards organics, determined to make the best natural wines possible from his corner of Sicily. And we think he’s succeeded.

Yields are low for Nino, meaning his wines are in short supply, but massive demand. We’re delighted to be importing some of his incredible wines.

  • Philosophy
    • Organic and natural viticulture.
    • Minimal manipulation - indigenous yeasts, some amphoras are used, only a small amount of sulphites are added at bottling.
  • The vineyards
    • 20 hectares on Sailna island as well as nearby Pararea and Lipari islands.
    • All local grape varieties - Malvasia delle Lipari, Catarratto, Nerello Mascalese, Calabrese and Corinto Nero. 
    • Hand harvested grapes, meticulous vineyard work.
    • Vineyards are 150-300 metres above sea level.
    • Volcanic soils
    • Some incredibly old vineyards, up to 150 years old on pre-phylloxera rootstocks.
Filters List
  • Price range
  • Wine Type Orange Red White
  • Style Floral Fresh and fruity Funky
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • Winemaker Caravaglio
  • Philosophy Low Intervention
  • Specials Autochthonous varieties Volcanic terroirs
  • Soil Type
  • Grape Variety Corinto Nero Malvasia di Lipari
  • Vintage 2020 2021
  • Sweetness Dry
  • Alcohol 12.5% 13.5%
  • Serving Temperature 10-12°C 12-14°C
  • Bottle size 0.75 l
  • Allergens Contains Sulphites
  • Organic certificate

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