De Bartoli

Marco De Bartoli emerged on the Italian wine scene in the 1980s as a renegade in Marsala production, revitalizing the dessert wine’s image after its descent to mass-produced plonk that most people had come to see as a cooking wine rather than a beverage. Having tired of the thrills of professional racecar driving, De Bartoli returned to the family farm on which he had been raised, 12 kilometers outside the town of Marsala. Compelled by his determination to restore Marsala’s reputation, he founded the De Bartoli winery in 1980 on the baglio (or farm) in the Samperi Contrada.