Pride for its origins and passion for the Sicilian land, tenacious and generous, able to reveal his kind side only to those who know how to love her and take care of her. The history of Fondo Antico and Polizzotti-Scuderi Family has its roots in these values, whose visible manifestation we find in the 80 hectares of vineyard located in Contrada Portelli, in the Trapani area.
The Estate, owned by the family since early 1800, was originally dedicated to the cultivation of wheat and cotton. Around 1920 the first vineyards were planted and the family started to produce wine in Baglio of Rilievo, located 7 kilometers from Portelli. The structure, close to today’s productive center is still used today as a Hospitality Center for the guests.
From 1960 and until 1995, when Giuseppe Polizzotti took over the management of the estate, the annual harvest had been shared with local wine cooperatives, and the remaining part was pressed at the estate. In 1995 under the careful guidance of Giuseppe Polizzotti, the modern Fondo Antico was born. Its name represents a tribute to the toponym by which local people in ancient times, used to call this land in Contrada Portelli, where it all began.
…with the passing of time, this land has conquered me more and more every day, and I grew so fond of it that I eventually decided to follow in my grandfather’s and my father’s footsteps, the ancestors who understood that viticulture could be a form of income and livelihood for their families.
This strong and generous land has always been suited to viticulture and my love for it brought me to learn the art of winemaking.