Vinography Images: Palmento

Sicily is a special place for many reasons, with wonderful wines deeply rooted in traditions stretching back millennia. For many hundreds of years, the traditional winemaking method in Sicily involved using a palmento — a purpose-built winemaking facility. The traditional palmento consists of stone or concrete basins in which the wine was crushed and fermented, along with an integrated ancient wooden wine press. Unfortunately, making wine the traditional way in palmentos is now illegal, as the government believes they can’t guarantee hygiene, but many producers have chosen to preserve or restore their old palmentos as a tribute to their local traditions, or in some cases, as in this image, use the compact space as part of a working winery. Regardless of how they are used, these facilities are beautiful, atmospheric spaces that speak to craftsmanship and dedication.

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