36° 49' 42.10" N


11° 56' 46.00" E




about this subregion

Pantelleria DOC, an emblematic wine designation of the Italian Mediterranean, heralds from the sun-kissed island of Pantelleria. Situated between the coasts of Sicily and Tunisia, this volcanic island presents an exceptional environment for viticulture, blessed with a blend of rich volcanic soils and a distinctive Mediterranean climate. The interplay of brisk sea breezes with warm sunlight creates a unique microclimate, making the wines of Pantelleria stand out for their robust flavors and nuanced complexities.

The star of Pantelleria’s vineyards is undoubtedly the Zibibbo grape, also known internationally as Muscat of Alexandria. As the most planted white grape variety on the island, Zibibbo is the backbone of Pantelleria's vinous identity. This ancient grape is known for producing wines that sing of sun and sea, capturing the island's essence with notes of apricot, peach, and fragrant florals, underpinned by a mineral backbone derived from the volcanic terrains.

While the island is petite, the wines of Pantelleria DOC are grand in character. Each bottle is a testament to the resilience of its vineyards, which have, over centuries, adapted to the island’s challenging weather patterns and rugged terrains. For those in search of wines that reflect a unique terroir, Pantelleria DOC provides a taste of the Mediterranean like no other.


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Discover Terroir

The DOC Pantelleria, located in the wine region of Sicily, covers the wines produced on the island of Pantelleria, which is part of the province of Trapani.

In this region we can find 3 types of bioclimatic strata:

  • On the one hand, the coastal region is part of the infra-mediterranean stratum.
  • On the other hand, at the top of the mountainous region we can find the meso-mediterranean stratum.
  • Finally, the rest of the island is part of the thermo-mediterranean stratum.

In general terms, the annual rainfall in the region is 409 mm, while in summer there are usually droughts. In addition, the average monthly temperature is usually in the range of between 11.7°C and 25.7°C.

The soils are volcanic in origin and can be classified into three types: Lithosol, Regosol or brown sandy loam.


Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Zibibbo

On the enchanting island of Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea, a trio of exceptional wines captures the essence of this volcanic terroir. Passito di Pantelleria, the pride of the Pantelleria DOC, is a luscious and sweet fortified wine made from the Zibibbo grape. Harvested late in the season and dried to concentrate flavors, it offers rich aromas of dried fruits, honey, and floral notes. This dessert wine is a true indulgence, perfect for pairing with aged cheeses or savoring on its own.

Moscato di Pantelleria, another gem of the region, is a delightful sweet wine crafted from the Zibibbo grape. Unlike its fortified counterpart, it retains a light and fresh profile, showcasing the Muscat grape's aromatic and floral characteristics. Moscato di Pantelleria is a versatile wine, an ideal companion for fruit-based desserts and pastries, or an enjoyable aperitif.

Completing the trio, Bianco di Pantelleria stands as the dry white wine of the Pantelleria DOC. Dominated by the Zibibbo grape, it is fermented to dryness, revealing a crisp and refreshing character with floral and citrus notes. Bianco di Pantelleria's versatility shines through, making it a delightful pairing with seafood, light pasta dishes, and the vibrant flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.

Together, these wines embody the island's unique microclimate, volcanic soils, and warm sea breezes, resulting in wines of distinct character and unparalleled quality. Whether indulging in the rich sweetness of Passito di Pantelleria, savoring the aromatic elegance of Moscato di Pantelleria, or delighting in the refreshing crispness of Bianco di Pantelleria, each sip transports wine enthusiasts on an unforgettable journey through the flavors and charm of this captivating island.