The Ingham Whitaker archive, with a hundred and ten volumes that reveal the birth of marsala wine, documented by commercial agreements. The remains of the ancient Punic civilization, that surrounds the historical wineries, have become instead the symbol of a noble and glorious past. As has a mould of a Punic warship, donated by an English archaeologist to the Pellegrino Family for having finances its recovery.
All of this is evidence of the attachment to Marsala, beyond the wine, as well as the financing of restoration works to the Mother Church of the town. And then there are the islands, fragile landscapes, to be preserved and protected. Particularly loved, protected and supported is Pantelleria, an island where Pellegrino produces fine nectars. Arriving there in 1992, since that time the family has never dissolved that deep romantic connection that continues to put down roots. Here the winery is the primary producer of wine from zibibbo grapes, coming from vineyards of local vine growers, who in this way see their hard work supported, work which is fruit of an ancient knowledge, the cultivation of the sapling grape vine, recognized by Unesco in the World Heritage list. Feeling close to the island, which is difficult to cultivate but generous and of a rare beauty, the family has took to its defence with the initiative “Together for Pantelleria”, to help restore the precious Pantelleria eco-system, affected by terrible fires, through the creation of a garden centre aimed at the reproduction of destroyed endemic species.
Even the Egadi Islands, a small archipelago overlooking the coast of Trapani, owe their greenery to the support of the Pellegrino family, who has enhanced their Mediterranean brush with about a million plants including Aleppo pines, eucalyptus and cypresses, reforesting more than a thousand hectares of land. Small and big actions that are the evidence of a deep love between Pellegrino family and the lands where they produce their wine.