“These are truly interesting wines, full of personality.”   Jamie Goode  wineanorak.com

“Anna Martens and her Etna wines are one of the most exciting discoveries I have made this year.”  Monica Larner erobertparker.com

Anna Martens and Eric Narioo

Anna Martens and Eric Narioo started making wine together on Mount Etna, Sicily in 2008.They created “Vino di Anna” in 2010.  They now own several hectares of old vine Nerello Mascalese, which they farm organically.  They purchased an old winery and Palmento in 2010 which they have restored.  Recently they have extended the winery to bury a series of Georgian qvevri for vinification and maturation.

North face of Mt Etna, Sicily

Vino di Anna is a small domain owned and run by Anna Martens and Eric Narioo, high on the north face of Mt Etna, Sicily.  Mount Etna is an incredible place to grow vines. The soils are black, fertile and rich in minerals. Mount Etna is in constant eruption, often sprinkling the vineyards with fresh cinders.  The vineyards are located along terraces at high altitudes (600-1200 metres). The climate is extreme making it both an exciting and challenging place to make natural wine.

A range of organic wines

Vino di Anna makes a range of natural wines.The vineyards are farmed organically and tended by hand.  The grapes are all hand harvested. The vines are alberello (bush vines) and range in age from 60 – 100 plus years old. Nerello Mascalese is the principal red grape.  The white is a field blend of local grapes, mainly Grecanico and Carricante.  The wines are made with minimal intervention, natural yeasts, no additives, no fining or filtering.  Little or no SO2 is used.