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OUR HISTORY Valle dell’Acate is located in the historic Bidini domain, Contrada Bidini Soprano and Contrada Bidini Sottano in Acate. Giuseppe Jacono founded the cellar in the late 19th century, though the Jacono family had been active in vine growing and winemaking ever since Vittoria became Sicily’s epicentre for exporting wine to France during the 1800s. Since then, this familial vocation has been safeguarded and handed down over generations, driven by a shared desire to establish a name for the family’s wines on an international level. Valle dell’Acate has continued this tradition, specializing in the cultivation of the mostprized and productive autochthonous vines, creating superior wines, including the crown jewel of Sicilia : the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG. Over time the company’s spirit has become an authentic expression of the way it makes wine. Our longstanding winemaking tradition dovetails harmoniously with nature, resulting in wines of extraordinary quality and character. Today Valle dell’Acate, run by the latest generation of the Jacono family, of which Gaetana Jacono is the CEO, is one of the most important winemaking reality in southeastern Sicily, committed to further ennobling the longstanding vineyard traditions of the Ragusa province, within the Acate-Comiso-Vittoria triangle. TODAY 70 hectares of vineyards, organic certified and cultivated in a sustainable way, entry to the VIVA - Sustainability in Viticulture in Italy Program of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, the commitment to produce and enhance the finest native grape varieties. All of our decisions are green: from production to hospitality. On top of everything there is the project "7 soils for 7 wines", to each of the 7 wines of Valle dell'Acate its soil, which enhances the typical characteristics, associating each wine with soil that enhances the peculiarities of expression. The wines of the most prestigious line of the Valle dell’Acate winery are 7, just like the soils from which they are born. All this is VALLE DELL'ACATE, managed by Gaetana Jacono, a selected production of 300,000 bottles.

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AIR indicator reflects the total greenhouse gas emission directly or indirectly associated with the company activities (GHG Inventory).
Total emissions are divided into six categories: Category 1 – Direct GHG emissions; Category 2 – Indirect GHG emissions from imported energy; Category 3 – Indirect GHG emissions from transportation; Category 4 – Indirect GHG emissions from products used by organization; Category 5 – Indirect GHG emissions associated with the use of products from the organization (NS=Non Significant as outside the reporting boundaries); Category 6 – Indirect GHG emissions from other sources.
The result is graphically represented by the ring in which the colored segments represent the contribution of each Category.

Category 1 – Direct GHG emissions
Category 2 – Indirect GHG emissions from imported energy
Category 3 – Indirect GHG emissions from transportation
Category 4 – Indirect GHG emissions from products used by organization
Category 5 – Indirect GHG emissions associated with the use of products from the organization (NS=Non Significant as outside the reporting boundaries)
Category 6 – Indirect GHG emissions from other sources

The WATER indicator expresses the potential environmental impacts resulting from the use of fresh water. It takes into account the water directly consumed and polluted by the activities that the company carries out, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, during a calendar year. These impacts are evaluated by two indicators: in particular, water scarcity (Direct Water Scarcity Footprint) depends on the water drawn from water bodies, while the estimate of the qualitative degradation of water (Non-Comprehensive Direct Water Degradation Footprint) derives from processes of re-naturalization of the water bodies.

Direct Water Scarcity Footprint




VINEYARD indicator measures the agricultural practices impact: the use of agrochemicals and their effects on ground water, air and soil quality; the soil management which includes the use of fertilizers; the management of organic materials; phenomena such as compaction and erosion and other activities that can affect biodiversity. The impact of such parameters are expressed on a scale from A to E (A = minimal environmental impact; E = strong environmental impact).

Environmental Impact

TERRITORY indicator assesses the impact of winery's activities on its surrounding area and local community. This includes: the impact on surrounding biodiversity, taking also into account initiatives carried out by the wine company to protect and preserve the environment; the social and economic impact on local workforce (both in terms of job creation and job quality); the impact on local communities that is producers and consumers. Such indicator analyses whether the winery has respected the socio-economic parameters required by the project.

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VIVA. Sustainable wine
Ministero della transizione ecologica