Deep within the heart of Sicily lies the Marsala region, a place of mineral-rich soils, warm temperatures and an abundance of sunshine. The Florio family began their winemaking activities there back in 1832, producing Italy’s fortified equivalent of sherry and port, light and refined Marsala wines that function beautifully as both aperitif and after-dinner drink.
Marsala wines have a very long shelf life and can go 100 years or more. Drunk cold, they are DOC wines, subject to severe restrictions, and can only be produced in Marsala from the three traditional varieties: White Grillo, Inzolia, and Cataratto. One of the world’s top Marsala producers, Florio are verging on an impressive 200 years in the business.