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Colomba Bianca - Organic wineries of Sicily
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ONE OF THE BIGGEST
SICILIAN WINE COOPERATIVE

ORGANIC AND VEGAN WINES

25% of our wines are organic and vegan.

ROSÈS AND BUBBLES

Typical chalky soils of Champagne and of Etna, for bubbles and spectacular rosès!

A TEAM OF 8 WINEMAKERS

High quality projects developed by a team of young oenologists in collaboration with the grape growers.

DIVERSE TERROIR

A mosaic of terroir to produce different wines, each one with its own personal character, deriving from different grapes.

Our company understands the value of its territory and human relationships. Colomba Bianca narrates, through its wines, the story of the people who are part of it.

Leonardo Taschetta, Presidente

OUR HISTORY

The Colomba Bianca winery was founded in 1970. During the last 10 years, under the guidance of our Chairman Leonardo Taschetta, it has become one of the biggest wine growing co-operative in Sicily. The company today, can, in fact, count on circa 2480 partners and extends along 7500 hectars of vineyards between the provinces of Trapani, Palermo, Agrigento, Caltanissetta e Ragusa, with 5 wineries distributed in the whole territory. The vineyards can be found in areas which benefit of a vast pedoclimatic diversity, from the low coastal areas up to an altitude of 600 metres above sea level.

MISSION

We work with the aim that our farmers receive the right compensation for their work. This adds dignity to Sicilian agriculture and to the wines which express at best our territory. It is for this reason that each one of our wines is dedicated to our farmers.

Organic: a dream come true

Colomba Bianca one of the biggest producer of organic wine in Europe. At present the organic production is at 14.000.000 litres, in other words, 25% of the total production.

Aim

Continue to increase the organic production until 50% of the total production is reached.

Future

We believe that organic is the future of Sicilian wines and want that Colomba Bianca is the foundation of this future.

Environment

Our company policy is to save energy and take care of our environment and with continuous and constant certified controls we monitor the process of production.

VeganOk

No proteins of animal origin are used, but only vegetable: a large part of our production is certified "VeganOk".

2480
VINE GROWERS
7500
HA OF VINEYARDS
1800
HA OF ORGANIC VINEYARDS
5
WINERIES

OUR TEAM

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LEONARDO TASCHETTA

CHAIRMAN
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FILIPPO PALADINO

VICE CHAIRMAN
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GIUSEPPE ERRANTE

PRODUCTION AND WINE BOTTLING MANAGER
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MARISA LEO

EXPORT MANAGER
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GIUSEPPE GIACALONE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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FRANCESCO ASARO

HEAD ACCOUNTANT
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TERESA GIGLIO

BACK OFFICE / ADMINISTRATION
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ENZO DITTA

ADMINISTRATION / CONTRACT MANAGER
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TOMMASA MANGIARACINA

INVOICING MANAGER
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ANNA PASSANANTE

FRONT OFFICE FOR PARTNERS / ORGANIC PRODUCT'S MANAGER

OUR WINEMAKERS

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CARLO FERRACANE

HEAD OENOLIGIST / TECHNICAL MANAGER
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MATTIA FILIPPI / UVA SAPIENS

HEAD WINEMAKER
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CARLO CAPRAROTTA

OENOLIGIST
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NICOLÒ MANGIAPANE

OENOLOGIST / LABORATORY SUPERVISOR
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FRANCESCO ASARO

OENOLOGIST
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ANTONIO PULIZZI

OENOLOGIST
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GIOVANNI TUMBARELLO

OENOLOGIST
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NICOLA MARINO ABATE

OENOLOGIST


OUR CERTIFICATIONS

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Our process of winemaking undergoes constant and continuous certified analysis through BRC and IFS system. Part of our wines are, also organic and vegan.

OUR AWARDS

GAMBERO ROSSO 2015

KORE NERO D'AVOLA arrived in the finals of “3 bicchieri” obtaining 2 coloured glasses.

MUNDUS VINI 2015

Our GAZZERA NERO D'AVOLA won the gold medal in Germany.

DECANTER 2016

Two bronze medals for KORE NERO D'AVOLA 2015 and GAZZERA SYRAH FRAPPATO 2014; KORE CHARDONNAY 2015 received a special mention.

CONCOURS MUNDIAL
DE BRUXELLES 2016

Our GAZZERA PINOT GRIGIO-MOSCATO, organic wine 2015, won the silver medal.

BERLINER WINE TROPHY 2016

Gold medal for our CABERNET SAUVIGNON and silver medal for our MERLOT Colomba Bianca.

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE 2016

GAZZERA PINOT GRIGIO-MOSCATO, organic wine 2015, won the bronze medal.

WINE MERCHANT COMPETITION 2017

“Highly Commended” for NERO D'AVOLA KORE Sicilia DOC 2016.

BERLINER WINE TROPHY 2017

3 gold medals for VITESE GRILLO DOC Sicilia 2016 vino biologico, NERO D'AVOLA DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine and CHARDONNAY Colomba Bianca DOC Sicilia 2016.

INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRIT COMPETITION 2017

4 gold medals for KORE NERO D'AVOLA Doc Sicilia Biologico 2016, KORE ZIBIBBO Doc Sicilia organic wine 2016, VITESE SYRAH Doc Sicilia organic wine 2016 and VITESE NERO D'AVOLA Doc Sicilia organic wine 2016;
3 bronze medals for KORE SYRAH Doc Sicilia organic wine 2016, KORE GRILLO Doc Sicilia organic wine 2016 and VITESE GRILLO Doc Sicilia organic wine 2016.

MUNDUS VINI 2017
"BEST OF SHOW SICILIA WHITE"

Best sicilian white wine for VITESE GRILLO DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine;
3 gold medals for VITESE GRILLO DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine, KORE SYRAH DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine, MERLOT Colomba Bianca DOC Sicilia 2016;
2 silver medals for NERO D'AVOLA Colomba Bianca DOC Sicilia 2016 and GRILLO Colomba Bianca DOC Sicilia 2016.

WINE CHALLENGE 2017

1 silver medal for VITESE ZIBIBBO Sicilia DOC 2016 organic wine;
3 bronze medals for ROSSO Colomba Bianca Sicilia DOC 2015 organic wine, NERO D'AVOLA KORE Sicilia DOC 2016 organic wine and VITESE GRILLO DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine.

CONCOURS MONDIAL DE BRUXELLES 2017

2 gold medals for ROSSO Colomba Bianca Sicilia DOC 2015 organic wine and KORE NERO D'AVOLA Sicilia DOC 2015 organic wine;
1 silver medal for VITESE GRILLO Sicilia DOC 2015 organic wine.

DECANTER 2017

3 bronze medals for KORE CHARDONNAY DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine, KORE NERO D'AVOLA DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine and ROSSO Colomba Bianca Sicilia DOC 2015 organic wine.

ORGANIC MASTERS 2017

1 silver medal for VITESE NERO D'AVOLA DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine;
2 bronze medals for VITESE GRILLO DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine and VITESE ZIBIBBO DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine.

LUCA MARONI 2017-2018

96 points for VITESE CATARRATTO DOC Sicilia 2016 organic wine in 2017;
95 points for NERO D'AVOLA RESILIENCE in 2018.

BERLINER WEIN TROPHY 2018

2 gold medals for VITESE CATARRATTO Sicilia DOC organic wine and NERO D'AVOLA RESILIENCE;
1 silver medal for GRILLO RESILIENCE.

MONDUS VINI 2018

1 silver medal for LAVÌ GRILLO.