For eight generations, the Tasca d’Almerita family has been devoted to Sicily, its land, its unique nature and its surprising and inimitable resources. Their story began in 1830 with the purchase of Tenuta Regaleali, a green oasis spanning nearly 550 hectares in the center of the island where 8 generations have fostered the past, present and future of Sicilian winemaking. Regaleali is an unpredictable and breathtaking place, even for the experienced traveler. Luscious hills roll endlessly in several shades of green, with vineyards unlike any other in the world. “Nordic” features in the deep south, like the perceptible diurnal temperature excursions between day and night, the mountainous context, and the quality of the light render this place a winemaking paradise. A mosaic of exposures, mixed soils and elevations create a proper outdoor viticulture laboratory where 25 red and white varietals are planted across 382 hectares of vines.
In the year 2000, after more than 150 years of leading Sicily’s efforts in sustainable agriculture and advancing quality wine production at Tenuta Regaleali, Alberto Tasca (8th generation family and current CEO of Tasca d’Almerita) turned his eyes toward a new endeavor in the Tasca Family’s efforts to conserve and promote the very best of their island.
With a strong patrimony at his back, Alberto Tasca boldly extended the Tasca family name to four other prestigious Sicilian winegrowing regions, creating the current portfolio of estates: Tenuta Capofaro on the Aeolian island of Salina; Tenuta Tascante on the living volcano that is Mt. Etna; Tenuta Whitaker on the Phoenician island of Mozia; and Tenuta Sallier de La Tour in the DOC Monreale.
Location of Vineyard
Located in the mountainous heart of inland Sicily, Tenuta Regaleali is a world unto itself: a vast estate between Valledolmo and Sclafani Bagni owned and operated by the Tasca d’Almerita family since 1837. Agriculture and winemaking coexist while strengthening one another. 387 hectares of vineyards thrive across the estate's 542 total hectares, between 400 and 900 meters above sea level. Soils vary from vineyard to vineyard, creating a mosaic of geologic compositions. The microclimate here boasts excellent light and a fundamental day/night temperature excursion.
As a family run operation, Tasca gives utmost importance to the agricultural choices and their impact on the territory. For this reason, Alberto Tasca helped found and was first to align to SOStain – a sustainability registry for Sicilian viticulture created in 2010 and in concordance with VIVA (sustainability in Italian viticulture) – which allows measurement and certification of sustainability initiatives through rigorous scientific indicators. Tasca’s commitment to sustainability spans every aspect of the entire company to help perfect methods and increase awareness of everyday choices, inspiring appreciation for the immense beauty of life on our planet and committing ourselves to future generations. Since the family owns and produces wines from five different estates, the winemaking process varies according to the unique terroir and diverse growing and harvesting conditions. Tasca employs both traditional and contemporary winemaking techniques with the latest technological innovations to produce wines with exemplary balance and character.