Alberto Tasca, the CEO of Sicily’s Tasca d’Almerita wine estates, has announced that Tenuta Capofaro, located on Salina, has been added to the Relais & Châteaux portfolio of international luxury properties.
The Tasca d'Almerita family has owned its wineries for eight generations, helping put Sicily on the map as a destination for oenephiles. The family currently owns five sustainably farmed and operated wine estates throughout the region and is one of the most popular producers of Sicilian wine.
In 2001, the family purchased 14.8 acres of Lipari Malvasia vineyards and began development of the Capofaro estate, which opened in 2003. Capofaro offers high-end dining, where ingredients are fished, foraged, and grown at and around the estate, including from the vegetable and herb gardens surrounding the restaurant. Chef Ludovico De Vivo creates the menus.
The resort also has its own resident sommelier who can lead tastings in the wine cellar and the Malvasia vineyards. Capofaro makes two wines at ton the property, a traditionally sweet Malvasia and a dry Malvasia called Didyme.
Capofaro is also equipped with a pool, massage area, and a paddle tennis court, along with yoga and Pilates classes taught by visiting international teachers. Capofaro also takes part in the SOStain program, “an all-encompassing sustainability certification program.” Compliance is checked every two years, and includes 10 requirements.