About us

Welcome to Tonnino Winery. We are a family operated winery from the island of Sicily (Italy) with the experience and tradition of three generations of winemakers.

Passion and deep respect for our land have long been at the very core of our family’s identity. One of our first opportunities to share these values was in 1950 when grandfather Paolo began producing grape must for the main wine firms of Sicily. Decades later we were able to share our passion and land in a new capacity, by producing and bottling our own wine. In the years to follow, we implemented new ideas and methods, always aiming for improving the process and quality of the wines, while staying true to the traditions that grandfather Paolo taught us.

Today we are proud to continue the tradition of pruning, training and harvesting by hand. We remain attentive to our environment and believe it is our responsibility to give back to our land, and it is still of utmost importance that every bottle leaving the winery is pure and natural.

Nestled in a beautiful landscape, our vineyards are surrounded by sea and mountains. The perfect balance of sunlight, temperature and soil allows for the ideal ripening of grapes and the preservation of a wealth of aromas. These aromas are rediscovered in every glass of Tonnino wine.

Classic Line

Indigenous Sicilian grapes alongside international varietals offer an array of satisfying flavors.

Pinot Grigio

Elegant and fragrant, this Italian dry wine offers a fresh and floral bouquet with fruity notes of pear, apple, peach and banana. On the palate it is savory and fruity with notes of coriander and lime. Providing good structure with a crisp finish, this wine can be enjoyed with appetizers, seafood, rice and pastas.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Age of vines: 14 years
  • Aged: 2 months

Mediterraneo

This Italian white wine from the island of Sicily is made from pure Chenin Blanc grapes. It provides a rich bouquet with notes of peach and honey. On the palate it is dry, fresh and fruity with pleasant minerality. Enjoy this earthy wine with appetizers, seafood dishes and white meats.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Age of vines: 8 years
  • Aged: 2 months

 

Grillo

This fresh, dry wine from Italy has great personality. It offers notes of apple, peach, pineapple, banana, grapefruit and citrus, while providing a pleasantly soft taste that is rich and fruity. Enjoy it with a variety of appetizers, seafood dishes, crustaceans and soups.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Grillo
  • Age of vines: 41 years
  • Aged: 2 months

 

Syrah

With an intense red color, this Italian wine from Sicily offers aromas of violet and black currant, enriched by hints of liquorice and black pepper. On the palate it is full, round and slightly tannic with notes of spice on the finish. An enjoyable dry wine to be paired with various meat dishes.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Syrah
  • Age of vines: 15 years
  • Aged: 4 months (70% in oak)

 

Nero d’Avola

This dry red wine from Italy offers a bouquet of blackberries and cherries. It is a mid-body wine that is nicely rounded with tannins and provides a balanced acidity and persistency, with a fruity finish. Enjoy it with grilled meats, pesto, beef and a variety of tomato-based dishes.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Age of vines: 20 years
  • Aged: 4 months

 

Classic Line

Indigenous Sicilian grapes alongside international varietals offer an array of satisfying flavors.

PINOT GRIGIO

Pinot Grigio

Elegant and fragrant, this Italian dry wine offers a fresh and floral bouquet with fruity notes of pear, apple, peach and banana. On the palate it is savory and fruity with notes of coriander and lime. Providing good structure with a crisp finish, this wine can be enjoyed with appetizers, seafood, rice and pastas.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Age of vines: 14 years
  • Aged: 2 months
MEDITERRANEO

Mediterraneo

This Italian white wine from the island of Sicily is made from pure Chenin Blanc grapes. It provides a rich bouquet with notes of peach and honey. On the palate it is dry, fresh and fruity with pleasant minerality. Enjoy this earthy wine with appetizers, seafood dishes and white meats.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
  • Age of vines: 8 years
  • Aged: 2 months

 

GRILLO

Grillo

This fresh, dry wine from Italy has great personality. It offers notes of apple, peach, pineapple, banana, grapefruit and citrus, while providing a pleasantly soft taste that is rich and fruity. Enjoy it with a variety of appetizers, seafood dishes, crustaceans and soups.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Grillo
  • Age of vines: 41 years
  • Aged: 2 months

 

SYRAH

Syrah

With an intense red color, this Italian wine from Sicily offers aromas of violet and black currant, enriched by hints of liquorice and black pepper. On the palate it is full, round and slightly tannic with notes of spice on the finish. An enjoyable dry wine to be paired with various meat dishes.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Syrah
  • Age of vines: 15 years
  • Aged: 4 months (70% in oak)

 

NERO D’AVOLA

Nero d’Avola

This dry red wine from Italy offers a bouquet of blackberries and cherries. It is a mid-body wine that is nicely rounded with tannins and provides a balanced acidity and persistency, with a fruity finish. Enjoy it with grilled meats, pesto, beef and a variety of tomato-based dishes.

  • Grape Varietal: 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Age of vines: 20 years
  • Aged: 4 months

 

MADE WITH Organic Grapes

Organically grown with a third of the grape bunches cut and left to replenish the soil. This technique allows for a more uniform plant, while also providing more nutrients and better structure for the remaining grapes.

Pinot Grigio

Elegant and fragrant, this Italian dry wine offers a fresh and floral bouquet with fruity notes of pear, apple, peach and banana. On the palate it is savory and fruity with notes of coriander and lime. Providing good structure with a crisp finish, this wine can be enjoyed with appetizers, seafood, rice and pastas.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Age of vines: 14 years
  • Aged: 2 months

Grillo

Made with organic Grillo grapes, this lovely dry wine from Sicily has great personality. It offers notes of apple, peach, pineapple, banana, grapefruit and citrus, while providing a pleasantly soft taste that is rich and fruity. It is a wonderful white wine that can be enjoyed with appetizers, various seafood dishes, crustaceans and soups.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Grillo
  • Age of vines: 41 years
  • Aged: 2 months

 

Nero d’Avola

This dry and balanced red wine from Sicily, Italy is made with organic grapes. Offering a bouquet of blackberries and cherries, it is a mid-body wine that is nicely rounded with tannins. It provides a balanced acidity and persistency, with a fruity finish. Enjoy it with grilled meats, pesto, beef and a variety of tomato-based dishes.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Age of vines: 20 years
  • Aged: 4 months

 

Pinot Grigio “Ramato”

This rosé style Pinot Grigio is organically grown and is kept in contact with the grape skins for a short time. It offers an intense and aromatic bouquet, characterized by notes of exotic fruit and rose petals. An exceptional dry wine that is fresh and lively. Best enjoyed with a variety of foods including appetizers and seafood.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Age of vines: 14 years
  • Aged: 2 months

 

MADE WITH Organic Grapes

Organically grown with a third of the grape bunches cut and left to replenish the soil. This technique allows for a more uniform plant, while also providing more nutrients and better structure for the remaining grapes.

PINOT GRIGIO

Pinot Grigio

Elegant and fragrant, this Italian dry wine offers a fresh and floral bouquet with fruity notes of pear, apple, peach and banana. On the palate it is savory and fruity with notes of coriander and lime. Providing good structure with a crisp finish, this wine can be enjoyed with appetizers, seafood, rice and pastas.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Age of vines: 14 years
  • Aged: 2 months
GRILLO

Grillo

Made with organic Grillo grapes, this lovely dry wine from Sicily has great personality. It offers notes of apple, peach, pineapple, banana, grapefruit and citrus, while providing a pleasantly soft taste that is rich and fruity. It is a wonderful white wine that can be enjoyed with appetizers, various seafood dishes, crustaceans and soups.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Grillo
  • Age of vines: 41 years
  • Aged: 2 months

 

NERO D’AVOLA

Nero d’Avola

This dry and balanced red wine from Sicily, Italy is made with organic grapes. Offering a bouquet of blackberries and cherries, it is a mid-body wine that is nicely rounded with tannins. It provides a balanced acidity and persistency, with a fruity finish. Enjoy it with grilled meats, pesto, beef and a variety of tomato-based dishes.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Age of vines: 20 years
  • Aged: 4 months

 

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Pinot Grigio “Ramato”

This rosé style Pinot Grigio is organically grown and is kept in contact with the grape skins for a short time. It offers an intense and aromatic bouquet, characterized by notes of exotic fruit and rose petals. An exceptional dry wine that is fresh and lively. Best enjoyed with a variety of foods including appetizers and seafood.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Pinot Grigio
  • Age of vines: 14 years
  • Aged: 2 months

 

USDA Certified Organic

These unfiltered wines are USDA certified organic and contain only naturally occurring sulfites. No yeasts are added, providing a completely natural fermentation process.

Bianco

Vigna di Mariù

This unfiltered, white wine is made from a blend of indigenous grapes from Sicily, Italy. The nose offers a complex bouquet of orange peel, dry figs and tropical fruit, while the taste is nicely balanced with a pleasant freshness. Best enjoyed with seafood, white meats and desserts. Contains only naturally occurring sulfites. 

  • Grape varietal: Blend
  • Age of vines: 20 – 41 years
  • Aged: 1 – 3 months in oak

Grillo

This organic, Italian white wine is made from 100% Grillo grapes. The bouquet offers hints of peach, banana and medlar/loquat fruit. On the palate it is soft and fruity. Enjoy this unfiltered Sicilian wine chilled with appetizers, soups and seafood dishes. Contains only naturally occurring sulfites.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Grillo
  • Age of vines: 41 years
  • Aged: 1-3 months in oak

 

Rosso

Vigna di Mar

This unfiltered, Italian red wine is made from a blend of indigenous Sicilian grapes. The aroma contains notes of red fruit, currant, blackberry, raspberry and toasted cacao. On the palate it provides good structure and balance. Enjoy it with pizza and a variety of red meats. Contains only naturally occurring sulfites.

  • Grape varietal: Blend
  • Age of vines: 15 – 20 years
  • Aged: 1 – 3 months in toasted French oak

 

USDA Certified Organic

These unfiltered wines are USDA certified organic and contain only naturally occurring sulfites. No yeasts are added, providing a completely natural fermentation process.

BIANCO - VIGNA DI MARIÙ

Bianco

Vigna di Mariù

This unfiltered, white wine is made from a blend of indigenous grapes from Sicily, Italy. The nose offers a complex bouquet of orange peel, dry figs and tropical fruit, while the taste is nicely balanced with a pleasant freshness. Best enjoyed with seafood, white meats and desserts. Contains only naturally occurring sulfites. 

  • Grape varietal: Blend
  • Age of vines: 20 – 41 years
  • Aged: 1 – 3 months in oak
GRILLO

Grillo

This organic, Italian white wine is made from 100% Grillo grapes. The bouquet offers hints of peach, banana and medlar/loquat fruit. On the palate it is soft and fruity. Enjoy this unfiltered Sicilian wine chilled with appetizers, soups and seafood dishes. Contains only naturally occurring sulfites.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Grillo
  • Age of vines: 41 years
  • Aged: 1-3 months in oak

 

ROSSO - VIGNA DI MARIÙ

Rosso

Vigna di Mar

This unfiltered, Italian red wine is made from a blend of indigenous Sicilian grapes. The aroma contains notes of red fruit, currant, blackberry, raspberry and toasted cacao. On the palate it provides good structure and balance. Enjoy it with pizza and a variety of red meats. Contains only naturally occurring sulfites.

  • Grape varietal: Blend
  • Age of vines: 15 – 20 years
  • Aged: 1 – 3 months in toasted French oak

 

Jurnata

Meaning “day” in Sicilian dialect, Jurnata consists of full-bodied wines that have been aged for an extended period. This prestigious line is represented by our island’s two most important native grapes, Grillo and Nero d’Avola.

Grillo

The bouquet offers notes of tropical fruits, apricot, white peach along with hints of eucalyptus and vanilla. On the palate it is dry, with good structure and acidity, showing its aromatic character. Excellent with fresh pastas and seafood dishes.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Grillo
  • Age of vines: 41 years
  • Aged: 8 – 9 months in stainless steel
  • Refinement: 2 months in bottle

Nero d’Avola

Ruby red with purples hues. A very fruity bouquet with notes of cherries and blackberries that are harmonically mixed with hints of vanilla and balsamic. Dry and rich on the palate as it provides soft tannins. A persistent and well-balanced wine. Excellent with angus beef and other grilled steaks. Pairs nicely with red meats and aged cheeses.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Age of vines: 20 years
  • Aged: 10 months in toasted French oak
  • Refinement: 4 Months in the bottle

 

Jurnata

Meaning “day” in Sicilian dialect, Jurnata consists of full-bodied wines that have been aged for an extended period. This prestigious line is represented by our island’s two most important native grapes, Grillo and Nero d’Avola.

GRILLO

Grillo

The bouquet offers notes of tropical fruits, apricot, white peach along with hints of eucalyptus and vanilla. On the palate it is dry, with good structure and acidity, showing its aromatic character. Excellent with fresh pastas and seafood dishes.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Grillo
  • Age of vines: 41 years
  • Aged: 8 – 9 months in stainless steel
  • Refinement: 2 months in bottle
NERO D’AVOLA

Nero d’Avola

Ruby red with purples hues. A very fruity bouquet with notes of cherries and blackberries that are harmonically mixed with hints of vanilla and balsamic. Dry and rich on the palate as it provides soft tannins. A persistent and well-balanced wine. Excellent with angus beef and other grilled steaks. Pairs nicely with red meats and aged cheeses.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Nero d’Avola
  • Age of vines: 20 years
  • Aged: 10 months in toasted French oak
  • Refinement: 4 Months in the bottle

 

PASSITO

Our dessert wine, Passito di Zibibbo, undergoes the extensive and laborious appassimento process. The grapes are harvested manually at the beginning of August and are then carefully placed on wooden racks to be observed for a month as they dry in the sun. The result is a lusciously sweet and concentrated wine that makes for a luxurious treat.

Passito

This wine provides a golden yellow color with amber reflections. On the nose, a honey sweetness with notes of fresh apricot and orange peel. On the palate, flavors of pastries and raisins prevail. Passito di Zibibbo can be enjoyed after dinner with dessert or by itself. It pairs perfectly with almond cookies and other Italian biscotti. It can be enjoyed at room temperature or can be chilled. When stored in the refrigerator, it can last for months.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Zibibbo grapes
  • Age of vines: 10 years
  • Aged: 5 months in stainless steel
  • Refinement: 8 months in bottle

PASSITO

Our dessert wine, Passito di Zibibbo, undergoes the extensive and laborious appassimento process. The grapes are harvested manually at the beginning of August and are then carefully placed on wooden racks to be observed for a month as they dry in the sun. The result is a lusciously sweet and concentrated wine that makes for a luxurious treat.

PASSITO

Passito

This wine provides a golden yellow color with amber reflections. On the nose, a honey sweetness with notes of fresh apricot and orange peel. On the palate, flavors of pastries and raisins prevail. Passito di Zibibbo can be enjoyed after dinner with dessert or by itself. It pairs perfectly with almond cookies and other Italian biscotti. It can be enjoyed at room temperature or can be chilled. When stored in the refrigerator, it can last for months.

  • Grape varietal: 100% Zibibbo grapes
  • Age of vines: 10 years
  • Aged: 5 months in stainless steel
  • Refinement: 8 months in bottle

Tonnino Winery, Ltd

945 North Plum Street

Lancaster, PA 17602

Tel: (717) 393-9666

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