Planeta Ulmo Our story and our journey began at Ulmo. In the middle of the 1980’s we planted our first vines around the 16th century farmhouse which the family has always owned; a beautiful place full of memories which we wanted to provide with a new future. We built our first winery in 1995 on the banks of the Lake Arancio and its nearby woods, in really delightful countryside. We also established the Iter Vitis museum, surrounded by a ‘Collection meadow’ of different Sicilian and Georgian vines, inspired by the idea of enhancing the rich Sicilian winemaking tradition. The nature footpath, La Segreta, leaves from the winery and leads to exploration of three more different paths which border the vineyards, discovering untouched corners and unexpected views. Hidden within the Menfi hills and with 160 hectares of vineyard, the Dispensa estate is the beating heart of all our activities. The family houses are within the Baglio, while around them lie our production, administrative and planning centres. The larger part of the company’s production takes place here, and we have built two wineries; the large and the small. The Infernotto, inside the small winery, is our family caveau, with a collection of our favourite labels from all over the world and all the Planeta vintages. These are some of the wines which have made history for our company and carry the name of our family throughout the world: from Chardonnay, symbol of our production and of the winemaking renaissance in Sicily, to Cometa, the great white wine of south Italy and result of our experiments with Fianco; from Alastro which best expresses the characteristics of an ancient indigenous grape like Grecanico, to La Segreta, faithful companion for everyday drinking; passing through the single variety Merlot and Syrah vineyards, to Menfi among the Dispensa and Ulmo vineyards.