The winery was completed in 2003 and represents a completely novel design, arising from an ideal combination of technical requirements, wine-making traditions and modern architectural solutions. Wishing to minimise the environmental impact, the winery was built completely underground and is thus ‘invisible’, being well integrated into the surrounding landscape.
The Palmento (millstone), has recently been rebuilt using the original architecture of the building, which goes back to the beginning of the 1900’s. This space is currently intended for hospitality but was originally where the grapes were pressed and the fermentation of the must took place in large pits excavated in the rock.
Visiting Buonivini involves walking through the vineyards of the estate, entering the winery to see the production of wines from close to, pausing for a break in the open air or being conducted through a tasting of Planeta wines (four different wines) matched with some local speciality foods and a selection of Planeta extra-virgin olive oils.
Lunches and aperitifs are planned to include the many typical products of the area, such as the generously filled pies from Modica, the sun-dried cherry tomatoes and delicious seafood products from the nearby fishing town of Marzamemi.
The visit ends with a three-course lunch inspired by typical local recipes. This amazing Sicilian lunch also includes coffee, local biscuits and wine.