Welcome to Episode 1045 Marc Millon interviews Gaetana Jacono in this episode of Wine, Food & Travel with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast.
More about today’s guest:
Gaetana Jacono was born into a family of winemakers in the Ragusa province, in Sicily. After earning a degree in pharmaceutical science, she chose to return to her origins and cultivate a passion for winemaking she inherited from her father, a passion that has been handed down in her family over six generations.
Gaetana stands out for her high-level professional involvement, as well as her strong sense of irony and friendliness. She runs Valle dell’Acate, dedicating her time and applying a strong sense of entrepreneurial know-how.
Gaetana and the company have set lofty goals: to foster a continuous search for increased quality, from grapevine to cantina, paying particular attention to the soil, landscape, overall harmony and an idea of production born of the desire to connect deep-seated traditions and ancient production practices with a modern presence in the international market, achievable through the adoption of eco-sustainable agricultural management systems.
In January 2013 Gaetana was nominated Brand Ambassador for the Cerasuolo di Vittoria wines and the Ragusa territory, an important recognition of her accomplishments as an entrepreneur. Furthermore, in April 2014, Gaetana Jacono was appointed an Ambassador of “Women for WE-Expo” an Expo Milano.
VALLE DELL’ACATE TODAY
70 hectares of vineyards, organic certified and cultivated in a sustainable way, entry to the VIVA – Sustainability in Viticulture in Italy Program of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, the commitment to produce and enhance the finest native grape varieties. All of our decisions are green: from production to hospitality.
On top of everything there is the project “7 soils for 7 wines”, to each of the 7 wines of Valle dell’Acate its soil, which enhances the typical characteristics, associating each wine with soil that enhances the peculiarities of expression.
The wines of the most prestigious line of the Valle dell’Acate winery are 7, just like the soils from which they are born.
All this is VALLE DELL’ACATE, managed by Gaetana Jacono, a selected production of 300,000 bottles.
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Linkedin: Gaetana Jacono
More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England
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