Abbazia San Giorgio

Started between long-time friends Battista Belvisi, a Pantelleria native and farmer + winemaker, and Beppe Fontana, a traveling gourmand and chef, Abbazia San Giorgio aims to reflect the intense character and strong identity of Pantelleria - its small and enchanting island home situated halfway between Sicily’s mainland and Tunisia.

Abbazia San Giorgio’s vines are trained employing vite ad alberello - an intricate method of vine farming first developed by the Phoenecians who arrived in Pantelleria >2,500 years ago. This has allowed the vines to thrive despite the harsh conditions, including heavy winds, scant rainfall, and harsh terrain.

While not certified, Abbazia San Giorgio utilizes organic and biodynamic methods to care for its grapes, does not use any chemicals or additives, and only uses naturally-occuring wild