It was 1875 when a young Vito Curatolo Arini decided to build a winery at the centre of his vineyards at Marsala. Arini was Vito’s mother’s family name. It was not uncommon then to take both one’s father and mother’s surnames.
Vito was an innovator with modern sensibilities. And he had grand plans. He wanted to focus on producing quality wines and developing new, overseas markets. And he was prepared to do things differently.
Vito commissioned Ernesto Basile, a well-known architect from Palermo, to design the label for his first Marsala. Basile was father of the Sicilian ‘Liberty style’ or Art Nouveau. This label is still currently used and is admired throughout the world for its originality and elegance. With a talent for the business, hard work and tenacity, he managed very quickly to turn the winery into a very successful exporter of Marsala.
Curatolo Arini was one of the very first to export to the USA, South America and Europe, competing with the greatest Marsala exporters at the time.
Each generation has added a new chapter to the Curatolo Arini story by continuing this proud tradition of winemaking. WE are the oldest family-owned Marsala producer in Sicilia.
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