Where we are

THE LAND

Leaving behind him the city of Palermo, crossed the narrow pass of “Portella della Paglia”, offers the viewer a landscape from the wide-ranging and peaceful, fertile vineyards and sparkling waters: the Jato Valley. Surrounded by mountains whose peaks reach 1,000 meters above sea level, crossed by the river Jato that comes at the top and is powered by pure, fresh water from the Valley of the Prosecutor and the Valley of Cannavera. Rich in history and wine culture, where passion and hard work of the farmers have formed over the centuries the fertile slopes of Mount Jato, mountains and Mrs. Dammusi, crossed by the river Jato.

The Jato can ‘be considered the river of wine. Its valley since the time more ‘remote and’ tank was wine in Western Sicily.

The area is rich in water and therefore suitable for agriculture, the fertile land and the right altitude, the exposure of the entire valley that extends to the southwest optimal, with proper ventilation and temperature of the very high between day and night.

The Island of the Sun, the joy of people …

gave wine … sweet, pure, divine drink …

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THE HISTORY

The Jato Valley has been affected by several people who have left visible traces that allow us to reconstruct the events going back in time to the ancient ancestors, the inhabitants of these places.

The Stone Age hunter-gatherers have left traces of themselves in the cave art in the caves of the mountains and Mirabella and Reitano. The central element of the archaeological heritage of the valley is Mount Jato, continuously occupied since the beginning of the first millennium BC until the High Middle Ages, where flourished the ancient city of Jaitas, where the wine was produced already more than 3,000 years. (See archeological site).

Following the destruction of Giato (name of the city located on the mount-age Arab-Norman) in 1246, human settlement was reorganized slowly through the colonization of the valley at the hands of merchants and bankers Palermo that create latifondistica

economy, building in rural area architectural artifacts of great value.

The beautiful Masserie represent this urban renaissance and economic: in them was the life of farm laborers, employed by the Lords. Particularly important is the Masseria Dammusi, in whose fief, once run by the Jesuits of Trapani, is the House, then turned by Prince Joseph Beccadelli in his summer residence, and so called “House of the Prince.” Inside is the chapel with the coat of arms of the Jesuit order.

The valley of the jato is certainly one of the wine producing areas of western Sicily, the most interesting for its terroir and wine tradition. In the valley there are hundreds of small producers of grapes, and they still sell their produce to buyers and winemakers of the coastal areas of Partinico, Bagheria to the area of ​​Messina, Italy also high, that select small batches to achieve their wines.

The particular area of ​​the Jato Valley and Feotto company is ideal and allows the creation of wines with character and personality specific and identifiable and that express the unique characteristics of their territoriality.

The company in C / Feotto is about 28 Km from Palermo and is located in the municipality of San Giuseppe Jato in the wide valley carved out by the River Jato and surrounded by mountains that climb up to 1,000 meters above sea level.

Soil is the medium type mixture with remarkable presence of stones that are well-ventilated and cool. The company is exposed to the south in the high hills at an altitude that goes from 327 meters above sea level in the area around the river Jato up to 437 m The company is certified organic by Soil and Health since 2002.