The Azienda Agricola Caravaglio Antonino is located on the island of Salina, in the Aeolian archipelago, in an archipelago that is extraordinary because of its naturalistic beauty, its magnetic active volcanoes and the socio-ethno-anthropological charm of a culture that keeps the traditions linked to fishing and agriculture alive.
Nino (Antonino) Caravaglio comes from a historical family of Salina, the central island of the archipelago. In Salina, agriculture has always played a fundamental role, even surpassing that of fishing.
For centuries, the key products of the economy of this land were wine and capers.
Nino’s father collected 2500 kg of capers per year and produced red wine (nerello mascalese and cappuccio, perricone, calabrese, diavola …) that was sold as bulk wine or in wooden barrels, intended as blending wine for the Italian and French market.
Due to the early death of his father, it was the determination and sacrifice of his mother that supported Nino through schooling, at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Catania. He inherited 2 hectares of vineyards and began his adventure in 1989, with the goal of developing the quality of the product.
Aiming at quality immediately meant an important choice: organic farming.
Today, the Azienda Agricola Caravaglio has about 20 hectares, divided into many parcels, some of which are on the other islands of the Aeolian archipelago as well.
Nino manages the entire supply chain, from production to sale of the bottled wine, with insights that have opened to innovative ways, without ever betraying history and traditions.