Don Ignazio Ardagna began the winery in the 19th century in Salemi, Sicily, planting his first, tiny vineyard on the Musìta slopes with native, bush-trained Catarratto grapes. These golden fruits flourished, leading to a family business decades, if not centuries, strong.
In the beginning, Ignazio’s son Domenico, then his grandson Giuseppe, cultivated grapes for the local cooperative. But Giuseppe Ardagna dreamed that his children and grandchildren would one day tell the story of Musìta as Ignazio had meant it to be told, by expressing the hill’s tremendous quality potential to its full extent.
Today, Ignazio and Giuseppe’s aspirations have been achieved: the family has not only purchased the hillside winery that at one time belonged to the cooperative; they have also renovated and expanded it, reaching nearly 125 acres (50 hectares) under vine.
The estate is entirely family-run and every stage of the process is supervised by expert agronomists and enologists.
The Musìta mission is to showcase the unique qualities of their terroir.
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