Cantine Pellegrino is a famous name in the world of wine from Sicily. The family business was founded in 1880 by Paolo Pellegrino Marsala. Meanwhile Pellegrino grown into a company with a total size of 400 hectares of vineyards owned, divided over the best parts of the island, especially in the western part. More than 60 percent is destined for domestic consumption, the rest goes abroad. Already in Roman times, Sicily was a major wine producer. Southern Italy was called 'Oenotria' (wine country).