Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
I Vigneri di Salvo Foti in Etna, Sicily.
Salvo Foti. Photo by Alex Finberg.


When you speak about the wines of eastern Sicily and especially the wines from the soils of Mount Etna, Sicily’s famous, majestic volcano, it is impossible to not mention the name Salvo Foti. A native of the city of Catania, Salvo studied enology and began his career in 1981 as a technical and agrarian advisor to some noted estates in eastern Sicily. He continues that work today for estates such as Gulfi, Benanti and ViniBiondi, all of whose wines are universally recognized as among the best in Sicily. But it is still working with and for someone else. Salvo wanted his own project to really make a wine that sings.


Salvo Foti Interview for I Vigneri.
Traditional Palmento Vinification at I Vigneri!


This visit with Salvo Foti took place in May, 2014.

Photos by Josefa Concannon, Jake Halper and Jill Bernheimer.

This visit at I Vigneri took place in April, 2012.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Lauren Feldman, Shawn Mead and Ian Becker.


D.O.C "Etna Rosso"