It was in the 1930s when Vincenzo Giardina Papa, who had emigrated to America when he was very young, decided to return to his homeland. His return to Sicily and the fact that he missed, more than anything else, the typical dishes of the island’s gastronomic tradition led him to open a small tavern in Piraino, in the province of Messina. This is the beginning of the story of the Amato winery: following in Vincenzo’s footsteps, his son-in-law Rosario Amato founded a winery in 1958 in Contrada S. Ignazio in Piraino. Here is where the company, in a larger, more modern and technological version, is still based today. The results obtained, which are the fruit of the passion and dedication with which Rosario devotes himself to his work, led him over the years to expand the winery by purchasing some wooden barrels and concrete tanks. In the 1980s, it was the turn of his son Salvatore, driven by the same dedication as his father and the same desire to improve the cellar, enriching it with avant-garde winemaking equipment. Today Salvatore is supported in the management of the company by his family, especially by his son Rosario, who continues the tradition as an oenologist, with a careful mind, new ideas and a lot of energy.