The name Donnafugata, literally ‘woman in flight’ refers to the history of Queen Maria Carolina, wife of Ferdinand IV of Bourbon, who fled Naples in the early 1800s on the arrival of Napoleon’s troops, seeking refuge in the part of Sicily where the winery’s vineyards now stand. This event inspired the Donnafugata logo, the effigy of a woman’s head with windblown hair found on every bottle.
Donnafugata seeks excellence in premium wine by taking painstaking care over detail: in its vineyards, in its wine cellars, in its relationship with the environment. Extreme Quality is the entrepreneurial style which reflects the company philosophy
Donnafugata believes that great wine reflects the land of its origin. Nature of the soil, exposure, altitude, climate and vines are the principle variables for producing wines which express their belonging to unique terroirs.