Stefano Borsa from Pacina and his long time friend and oenologist Fabrizio Tomas were our tour guides as Corrado was a long time friend and colleague of their… also a passionate and convicted player in the organic agriculture world. Our first stop was Noto, and our first dinner… laden with seafood, was with Corrado and Valeria Gurrieri. The next morning we met Corrado and he swept me off my feet bringing me to a field of Artichokes to ‘pick lunch,’ followed by a stop at an abandoned Palmento and finally to his and Valeria’s little paradise on this southern most tip of Sicily. Valeria whipped up an incredible lunch with grilled artichokes as the protagonist, and we tasted through the wines. They were just how Corrado described them, small windows into this little piece of the world and it’s terroir. No bells, and no whistles… just pure, clean and passionately made wines that talk about a place and time.