Who we are

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Great wines since 1960

The Cantina Sociale Birgi is located in the heart of a natural scenario of overbearing beauty.

This land boasts a millenary winemaking tradition that has been taken up, enhanced, renewed and re-proposed by the Birgi Wine Cooperative, born in 1960 by the will of growers in love with their land and proud of their origins.

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Our peculiaritiesFeatures

Viticulture

Viticulture in Trapani province became the prevailing form of cultivation around 1773, when the English merchant John Woodhouse, native from Liverpool, opened a winery in Marsala developing the wine trade. The Marsala wine, thanks to which the city is famous all over the world, was produced for the first time by this gentleman, who, during a stormy night, having to repair his boat in the Marsala port, had the opportunity to taste the wine produced by local farmers. Finding it similar to the Port, he decided to trade it.

Production

Nowadays the winery has about a thousand members who each year confer more than 300,000 quintals of high quality grapes. All vineyards are cultivated with traditional techniques. Also the harvest is still done manually. Due the particular soil and climatic conditions, our land creates unique products for their organoleptic characteristics.

Processing

Every phase of all our processing are guaranteed by a traceability protocol that covers the entire chain, from the preparation of the vines, to the fertilization of the soil, from pruning to harvesting, up to the conferment in the cellar, where the grapes are processed according to strict procedural standards and cutting-edge technologies.

Our rootsHistory, Experience

Our objective is to respect and protect this area, enhancing it through our passionate, our dedication to produce excellent wines respecting the centuries-old tradition of this land.

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1960
Birgi Winery CooperativeIn 1960, the Birgi Wine Cooperative was born from the will of a group of 10 farmers in love with their land and proud of their origins.
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1970
First winesAn important year for Cantine Birgi: sold first wines as bulk for direct consumption.
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1975
First bottle productionThe first successes: our white wine is aging in our precious barrels for the first time.
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1990
Clean mustsNew processes and new productions: the first fermentations of clean musts start.
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2004
Quality checksIn the first years of the new millennium, the guarantees that the Birgi wineries must offer to their customers increased, the quality control processes for all the vineyards started.
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2013
Process checkingNew horizons for production phase: the beginning of precision viticulture and new control processes for the quality of vineyards and grapes.
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2020
New productionNowadays the cellar produces different kinds of wine in order to meet consumer requirements: from sparkling wines, to still wines, to dessert wines and meditation, to organic production.

Cantine BirgiStaff

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President

Avv. Giuseppe Monteleone

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Vice-president

Giuseppe Saladino

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Managing director

Pietro Bonomo

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Technical director

Giuseppe Figlioli

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Commercial Director

Salvatore Marino

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Winemaker

Andrea Alagna

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Agronomist

Gian Piero Vantaggiato

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Accountant

Caterina Angileri

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Accountant

Rita Milazzo

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Cellar Manager

Stefano Ingarra

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Cellar Manager

Alberto Ciotta

Cantine BirgiCertifications

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RINA AGROQ

IFS FOOD Version 6.1 (November 2017)
BRC – GLOBAL STANDARD FOR FOOD SAFETY – EDITION 8 – GRADE B Audit type: Annunciato

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BIOAGRICERT

  • ORGANIC PRODUCT CERTIFICATE FOR ACTIVITIES ACCORDING TO REG. CE 834/2007
  • CONTROL CODE: IT BIO 007 P44G

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RINA AGROQ

IFS FOOD Version 6.1 (November 2017)
Higher Level and other associated normative documents

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