The Azienda Agricola Caravaglio Antonino is located on Salina, the central island of the Aeolian archipelago just north of Sicily. This archipelago is extraordinary for its natural beauty, its active volcanoes, and the socio-ethno-anthropological charm of a culture that keeps the traditions linked to fishing and agriculture alive. For centuries, the key products of the economy of this land were wine and capers. Salina capers are heralded for their fragrant bouquet and delicate crunch.
Nino (Antonino) Caravaglio's comes from a historical family of Salina. Nino’s father collected 2,500 kg of capers per year and produced red wine (nerello mascalese and cappuccio, perricone, calabrese, diavola) that was sold as bulk wine or in wooden barrels, intended as blending wine for the Italian and French market.
Due to the early passing of his father, it was the determination and sacrifice of his mother that supported Nino through schooling, at the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Catania. He inherited 2 hectares of vineyards and began his adventure in 1989, with the goal of developing high-quality products. Aiming at quality immediately meant an important choice: organic farming.
Today, the Azienda Agricola Caravaglio has about 20 hectares, divided into many parcels, some of which are on the other islands of the Aeolian archipelago as well. Nino manages the entire supply chain, from production to sale of his capers and bottled wine, with insights that have opened to innovative ways, while always firmly maintaining history and traditions.