THE COMPANY

Our farm is called Sperone and it’s located in the homonymous district of the territory of Carlentini. That is a happy example of nature that sometimes takes delight in giving or in depriving other times. We’ve been gifted of a fertile land in a valley which is fairly protected from the wind and, in addition, a not too deep and good quality aquifer. This kind of microclimate assures that plants’ vegetative rest won’t last more than twenty days per year and a total exemption from hard frost.

Over the centuries the farm has belonged to our family, whose oldest branch dates back to 1100. There are signs of cultivation on the Sperone’s acreage in the early 1660s, when the main building of the company was built. It has been used as a convent for a long time and it’s one of the properties of interest counted by the Monuments’ authority.
The land has been a silent witness of the different cultivations that have come in succession over the centuries. It has known the rise and the fall of cotton, almond, and olive plantations, up to a short while ago when the cultivation of oranges and lemons has started. Working the land and live off its gifts is our philosophy and our way of life. It certainly has not been dictated by economic convenience, since our kind of activity has been totally forgotten in the Italian country. We are passionate about what we do and what makes us different and stronger is our intellectual honesty and a great love for nature.

STRENGTHS

1. Microclimate

We recreate a microclimate that assures that plants’ vegetative rest won’t last more than twenty days per year and, in addition, a total exemption from hard frost.

2. Experience

Working the land and live off its gifts is our philosophy and our way of life.

3. Passion

We are passionate about what we do and what makes us different and stronger is our intellectual honesty and a great love for nature.