Planeta

The Wines

Planeta

Planeta is not just one winery, the company has vineyards and estates all over the island of Sicily.
The exhilarating journey begins at Sambuca di Sicilia, on an estate the Planeta family has owned since the 1600s. In the mid-1980’s, two enthusiastic young Sicilians, Alessio, and Santi Planeta, along with their uncle Diego Planeta, who was already famous in Sicily for his trail-blazing role at the well-respected Settesoli wine cooperative, began their winemaking venture. The trio spent subsequent years matching the extraordinarily diverse Sicilian soils with both indigenous and international grape varieties. The result was a family of critically-acclaimed wines that demonstrate how brilliance can be attained through the thoughtful marriage between grape variety and terroir.

Perhaps their first flagship wine to really shake up the wine world was their stunning Chardonnay. Not just any chardonnay, this blockbuster astounded critics and wine lovers the world over and still receives annual awards and recognition. Planeta are in fact regularly lauded in the wine press and this year they receive an unprecedented eight Tre Bicchieri awards from the Gambero Rosso (called the Italian wine bible, definitely the definitive guide alongside Veronelli).