Santa Tresa is situated in the commune of Vittoria, in the south east of Sicily. When Stefano and Marina Girell acquired Santa Tresa in 2001, they discovered indigenous clones of Frappato, Nero d’Avola and Grillo, which are very typical of the region. Frappato is an excellent indigenous variety from Vittoria, Grillo originates from western Sicily, while Nero d’Avola comes from Avola, a small town a few kiolometres from Vittoria. The winemakers process the grapes in the most gentle way in order to preserve the highest possible quality. The methods used are very diverse, from the most traditional vinification in large Slavonian oak botti to French oak barriques, to the most modern production methods in stainless steel, to vinification without the use of sulphur.