Centopassi

Under the banner of Libera Terra, Centopassi cultivate land and vineyards that have been confiscated from the Mafia. Centopassi is the viticultural soul of the social cooperatives.


All the vineyards are organically farmed and are located in the Belice Corleonese, a site particularly suited to the production of high quality wines. The soils are rich in calcaire, and the vines are located high enough above sea level to keep them fresh and interesting. Yields are kept extremely low. Centopassi comprises of 94 hectares of confiscated Mafia land turned vineyards.


Due to the project’s exceedingly noble, local and ethical repercussions, Centopassi has been named a candidate to win the Wine Star Awards for Wine Enthusiast magazine for ‘Innovator of the year’. The brave work undertaken by Centopassi helps create lawful work for locals and ensures good wages in addition to benefits access, such as, healthcare and pensions


These products allow customers the ability to support this cause and aid in the breaking the mafias local control.

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"The co-ops produce all kinds of agricultural produce but Centopassi's wines have actually found the recognition of Italy's leading wine guides, L'Espresso. If that were not enough to make you buy the wines, it so happens that these are some of the most exciting wines currently coming from Sicily." Walter Speller, Vini contro la mafia, Purple Pages (December 2009)


(Rocca di Pietra Longa 2015) "On Sicily, Centopassi is the star. Not only does it make excellent, high-altitude wine, but it does so with grapes grown on land once owned by the Sicilian mafia.. Floral, peachy aromas and a Chablis-like minerality, finishing with an apple-tinged saline bite. It’s remarkable what altitude can do. Drinking Window 2018 - 2025." 94 points, Simon Reilly, Decanter (January 2018)