Donnafugata was established in Sicily by a family that, thanks to its passion, has been able to innovate the style and perception of Sicilian wine throughout the world.

Giacomo Rallo, the fourth generation of a family with over 170 years of experience in quality wine, founded Donnafugata in 1983 together with his wife Gabriella, a pioneer of viticulture in Sicily. Today, their children José and Antonio lead the company and a team of people focused on excellence.

The essence of Donnafugata

We want to offer the world wines distinguished by pleasantness and complexity, wines that are capable of captivating and making happy those who taste them.

We intend to represent the excellence of Made in Italy, the dialogue between art, wine and sustainability.

Donnafugata is wine craftsmanship.

We produce a range of eclectic and consistent wines with respect for the environment.

Wines that represent an innovative and forward thinking Sicily.

the name

The name Donnafugata refers to the novel by Tomasi di Lampedusa entitled Il Gattopardo (The Leopard). A name that means “donna in fuga” (fleeing woman) and refers to the story of a queen who found refuge in the part of Sicily where the company’s vineyards are located today. An adventure that inspired the corporate logo: the image of a woman’s head with windblown hair that dominates every bottle. Donnafugata labels are also works of art created or inspired by Gabriella Rallo, as are the names of the wines, an homage to art and literature.

Donnafugata – Marsala, Italy

the labels

Donnafugata labels are a homage to art and literature. Unique and inimitable, they represent a way of being, a style. Inspired by Gabriella Rallo they are designed by Stefano Vitale, an exceptional artist with a unique stroke, capable of making the personality of each wine shine.

The illustrator, won over by Gabriella, immerses himself in the history of Sicilian art, in the colours of the land, in the character of wine. Unique and inimitable, Donnafugata’s artistic labels represent an identity trait for the company.

In 2018, Donnafugata celebrates its friendship with Stefano Vitale by curating the exhibition “Inseguendo Donnafugata” (Chasing Donnafugata) together with the FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano (“Italian Environmental Fund”), in the beautiful setting of Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan. In the exhibition, for the first time, the original drawings and illustrations by Stefano Vitale and the labels and elements that inspired the artist’s work are intertwined.

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