Porta Del Vento (meaning door of the wind) is based at the top of a mountain in Camporeale region of Sicily, close to Palermo. Whilst owner Marco Sferlazzo produces serious wines like ARCAI Anfora Rosso, Trebbi (made from Trebbiano) and more including the rarer red grape Perricone - their fun and playful VORIA pet nats impress and delight for their wonderful price point.
Winemaker Marco Sferlazzo followed his passion for winemaking in 2006, after 20+ years of being a pharmacist! Tasting his wines, though, you'd never know he didn't come from a generations-long winemaking family. Porta del Vento means 'door of the wind' - the vineyards and winery (located in Camporeale, just southwest of Palermo) are situated 600 metres above sea level, and the wind is strong and constant.
But the wind is what makes this microclimate so special and perfect for Marco's wines - it keeps the vineyard cool and dry, which keeps the PH and acidity levels where they need to be for great sparkling wine, and the difficult-to-grow indigenous grape Perricone.