Monday, February 25, 2013


First grapes from Grondves, Stellenbosch

Grillo, also known as Riddu, is a white grape variety which withstands high temperatures and is widely used in Sicilian wine-making and, in particular, for Marsala.

Its origins are uncertain, but it may have been introduced into the island from Puglia. It was already widely planted in the Province of Trapani by 1897; today it may be grown throughout Sicily and also in the Aeolian Islands