Vigneti Zabù is produced by the Fantini Farnese Group. This is Italy's biggest boutique winery, established in 1994 by Filippo Baccalaro, Valentino Sciotti and Camillo de Luliis in the town of Ortona in the region of Abruzzo on Italy's central east coast. The group make wine in six regions of Italy, and Vigneti Zabù is their Sicilian brand. The vineyards are planted in the hills around Lake Arancio in Sambuca di Sicilia in the province of Arigento in the southwestern part of the island. The vines benefit from an ideal microclimate created by the proximity of the lake. Sambuca di Sicilia's ancient name was Sambuca Zabot, hence the name of the winery. The Sambuca di Sicilia wine region was granted DOC status in 1995, and is not to be confused with the anise flavoured liqueur. Vigneti Zabù produce a portfolio of exciting wines from the international Chardonnay, Syrah and Merlot, and the indigenous Grillo, Nero d'Avola and Nerello Mascalese. These terroir-driven wines are eminently drinkable, bursting with the vibrancy of the Sicilian sunshine and good value for wines of this quality.