Francesco Spadafora's blog

14
Aug
2014
Buon Ferragosto
We are at the dawn of August 14 and tomorrow, and I should like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy holiday. Imagine a great barbecue, maybe on a beach and with a great wine. Thanks to all...
30
Jul
2014
Il riscatto
Is fantastic, with Nibali, we fought for in the history of the South, of those who have left in search of what was missing, we fought the sigh, until yesterday, a sign of boredom and now sign of satisfaction....
21
Jul
2014
A Virzi
We have a few friends and then is right to pay tribute to Virzi and its bunch that will be !!! Abbiamo dei nuovi amici e quindi é giusto rendere omaggio a Virzi ed ai suoi frutti che saranno !!!
14
Jul
2014
The colors and nuances
Mum, explain to me the colours, and the mother said to her son: my son you are surrounded by the colors, just look at the nature around you and you'll see the Green, blue, etc etc and the various shades...
11
Jul
2014
Sole dei Padri 2014
Sole dei Padri 2014, now begins his latest journey into the cellar.
3
Jul
2014
Foglio 142,Contrada Virzi, Comune di Monreale, Sicilia
Wine produced exclusively with grapes from our estate. Sometimes it is good to remember, there is too much confusion around.
27
Jun
2014
Friendship and wine
Auro Buci and I, friends because of wine, Friends forever. So much time ago Auro and Donatella, his wife, met me at the cellar, after tasting one of the wines produced by me, their interest grew, they...
24
Jun
2014
Slim's Guinguette
I would like to talk to you about Slim, in Cesenatico, because it has a cute look, wise eyes and hands that work well. Slim has a small restaurant, he is 64 years old, I seem to remember, he lost his partner...
17
Jun
2014
The light
Authors and scientists have written about the light, about it's effects on human beings and nature, but sometimes I think that Virzì is part of another chapter. The shades of light, go further the...
9
Jun
2014
What a strange vintage!!!
What a strange year! Rainy winter as never been before and so we worked as much as we could on the plants and on the ground, we weren't late there, but with the first hot temperatures an explosion occured...
4
Jun
2014
This can also happen!!!
In a year like this one, it may happen that some clusters may be attacked by fungus due to the great humidity in the environment. What do you do? Well, yes, I feel sorry, of course, but I look forward,...
30
May
2014
Assovini with pride in Vulcano
Annual meeting of Assovini with international journalists and not in Vulcano. Every year is itinerant, I haven't taken part for years and these three days have been as I imagined they would be. A beautiful...
26
May
2014
Tasting for the Slow Wine guide
Francesco Abate, taster and coordinator of the guide published by Slow Food with name Slow Wine, tastes the wines in the cellar for the next guide publication. Up to this point everything seems normal,...
23
May
2014
There are those who stand still and wait, is there anyone who throws the anchor and who is ready to set sail!
Inaction and indecision often influences our daily and not only. Expect a commander decides to sail, to pull ashore and that helps us to make decisions. Expect someone notices us, or that we create attention,...
20
May
2014
Ah the light, such a good thing!
Light, what a beautiful thing. This picture was made in Vaasa in Finland at midnight. Think of a dark world, no shade, no color and how much different light exists.
17
May
2014
I think we often want something old.
If something old means experience and we are careful to take the good things, why not. In what I do, use the experience and rework it can only give good results.
12
May
2014
Unable to manage the nature !!!
It is impossible to manage the nature, because it is stronger than any reasoning. Imagine a different life under that thick fog, with respect, to life on the Hill. This picture was made on 10 May and,...
8
May
2014
On the colors and fragrances you can't fool around
On the colors and fragrances you can't fool around. On the colors as on perfumes you can't fool around, the yellow is yellow and the green water is not green but another color. Now that I have the nose...
5
May
2014
The humor turns on the brain !!!
The humor turns on the brain!!! Laugh with friends or watch 20 minutes of humorous broadcasts every day could help lower stress levels and is a valid alternative method for improving health (Gurinder Bains)....
2
May
2014
Rien ne va plus .
Rien ne va plus. I had tried to do rien ne va plus, but it did not come as I thought, and then the next harvest will try again. Different effects in a photo you create to have different results and evidence...
28
Apr
2014
I commend Virzi to water and wind !!!
I commend Virzí to water and wind! Photos of 26 April to Virzi, Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Southern Italy, southern Europe. It rained all night, nature calls us and we rely on it, but we can only...
25
Apr
2014
Feeding the planet, energy for life
This will be the theme of Expo 2015 and already there is some people working to change skin. Companies that are transformed, Iso, Bio there without any shame for all those times that have poisoned the...
22
Apr
2014
Nature calls and  Grillo responds!!!
Now we're at it, after an April off-season, with cold, rain, hail, now the temperatures must change, for strength and plants must respond as only they know! Francesco Spadafora
21
Apr
2014
Saint soon !!!
I have always maintained that produce wine is a miracle Virzi and now I understand why! Enzo my cellarman, my arm in the basement and not just studying to become holy and I did not imagine was so advanced...
18
Apr
2014
HAPPY EASTER !!!
Happy Easter!!! Francesco Spadafora
15
Apr
2014
Small plant, many flowers!
I've written many times that this is Virzi, land of great opportunities also for the young plants. Look at this orange tree,it is small, it has been planted last year, and as soon as spring comes for the...
10
Apr
2014
The final toast !!!
Final toast at the end of Vinitaly 2014!!! The big problem of this fair is that they continue to count the number of visitors and not the quality of these, so each year seems to be the same. To me it seems...
6
Apr
2014
VINITALY 2014
I remember well, when 30 years ago, we sold grapes to the social cellar, I remember a lawyer , landowner, who I met each year, with subdued air, at the beginning of the harvest, he looked at me,and told...
The Dei Principi di Spadafora cellar is located in the Virzi district
The Dei Principi di Spadafora cellar is located in the Virzi district.