Made from a blend of local Sicilian varieties including Nerello Mascalaese, Nerello Cappuccio, Nocera, Acitana and others. Faro is aged in new French oak barrels for 12 to 18 months, depending on the vintage, plus 18 months in bottle. It is produced on the Sulle Hills overlooking the Straits of Messina where wine has been produced since ancient times.
The Arab invasion, phylloxera, and the difficult terrain almost put an end to winemaking, here but the Italian government granted a DOC to Faro even though no one was making the wine. The late Luigi Veronelli, a famous author of Italian wine and food guides, persuaded the architect Salvatore Geraci to produce the wine with the assistance of the oenologist Donato Lanati. It is a complex and elegant wine with an intense strawberry aroma and flavor. The first vintage was 1994 and the rest is history.