Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour

Cusumano has been selected for the prestigious event of Wine Spectator with the wine Alta Mora Feudo di Mezzo 2019

New Orleans – April 26
Las Vegas – May 4th
Denver – 11th May

Opera Wine 2024 – Alta Mora Guardiola 2017 selected by Wine Spectator

The Finest Italian Wines

Cusumano at Vinitaly 2024

Visit us at Hall 2 – Stand 53 E

Alta Mora Guardiola 2019 – The Best red Wine of the year. Le Guide de L’Espresso

26 giugno 2023

#Larnerlist, the Top 100 Italian Wines by Monica Larner

Alta Mora Etna Bianco Doc 2018 is on the 96° position of the TOP 100 Italian Wines by Monica Larner.

Best Italian Wine Awards 2019 – BIWA

Alta Mora Etna Bianco Doc 2018 – #32° on the TOP 50 Best Italian Wine Awards 2019.

What did we do this summer?

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Refreshing Italian White Wines for $25 or Less

Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2017 is among the Recommended Italian white wines list published by Wine Enthusiast.

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Alta Mora Etna Bianco featured in The New York Times

“The power of Terroir in Sicily’s Volcanic White Wines” by Eric Asimov.

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95+ Guardiola 2014 on Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

In the December 28th issue of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Senior Editor Monica Larner bestowed outstanding scores to Alta Mora wines:

95+ Alta Mora Guardiola 2014
94 Alta Mora Guardiola 2015
92+ Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2015
91 Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2016
91+ Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2017
91+ Alta Mora Etna Rosato 2017

Gold Medal Civiltà del Bere

The Gold Medal and Deasign Packaging awards in the first edition of The Civiltà del bere “WOW! The Italian Wine Competition”.

“The Wines Of Etna – Excellence from an Extreme Production Zone”

Alta Mora is among the finest wines of Etna by Tom Hyland:

Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2017: Outstanding

Alta Mora “Guardiola” Etna Rosso 2014: Superb

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Sicilian Wine Awards 2018

1# in the Etna Bianco DOC category goes to the Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2017

Guardiola 2015, 97pts by Daniele Cernilli

The Ultimate Guide to Italian Wines 2019

Soft and delicious – by Huon Hooke

Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2017 is featured on The Real Review – Cellar Talks, Australia.


Sicilian Success

Producers on Mount Etna climb to greater heights with vigor and determination.
Alison Napjus, Issue: October 31, 2018


Heavenly Father, the majority partner.

A conversation with Diego Cusumano, a sicilian winemaker

Read more: the Wall Street International Magazine


Bimbi scalatori crescono sull’Etna dei grandi vini – Luciano Ferraro

“Un progetto che ci rende orgogliosi, un’idea nata sulla “montagna”, con l’obiettivo di fare ciò che nessuno aveva mai osato fino ad ora.”

Leggi l’articolo su Divini – Corriere della Sera


Tre Bicchieri 2019

Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2017

Sàgana Tenuta San Giacomo 2016

Carricante and Nero d’Avola, two native grape-varieties, two Tre Bicchieri awards. More Sicilians than this…!

Etna, il Tremore Armonico.

“L’artista Yuval Avital realizza un’opera visionaria con i suoni della natura e degli uomini del vulcano”. Life&Style, La Sicilia di Catania, by Ombretta Grasso.

Nos Suggestions du mois de Novembre 2017

Alta Mora Etna Bianco Doc 2015, suggestion du mois de novembre on Nous

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Alta Mora featured on DIE ZEIT Weinedition

Cusumano Shamaris and Alta Mora Etna Rosso among the Sicilian wines selected to represent the wines of Sicily on the special edition of Die Zeit Winedition.

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Summer in a bottle – Food&Wine Magazine

Food&Wine Magazine, June 2017

The Alta Mora Etna Bianco among the 10 Super-Refreshing Island Wines.

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Alta Mora featured on Madame Figaro Japan

胸騒ぎの、シチリアワイン。 #02

地中海世界の真ん中に位置するシチリアは、多様なテロワールが生み出す魅力的なワインの宝庫! そんなシチリアワインの魅力を3回にわたってお届けします。第2回では、シチリア島の東部、活火山エトナ山の山中に位置するワイナリー、クズマーノを紹介。

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The Wine Kingdon – Japan

May 2017, n° 098

The 80 wines selected by Isao Miyajima

The Wine Kingdom – Japan

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Wine recommendation to pair with the thanksgiving meal

November 8, 2016

Winethropology, review of Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2014

A while back a fellow wine writer declared that Nerello Mascalese is one of the planet’s most overlooked great varieties. Indigenous to Sicily, it is at times compared to Barolo and Burgundy. This example, from vineyards at the foot of Mount Etna, where the soils are rich in volcanic minerals, helps explain that declaration. Braced by lean acidity, this exercise in contrasts packs an awful lot of intrigue into a bottle at this price. Translucent in the glass, but dark and brooding in the mouth, mystery unfolds with a chalky, silky texture. A cerebral experience that doesn’t demand analysis so much as beckons the inquisitive palate.

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Dave Trieger’s review of Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2014

Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2014

Here is a new winery from the Cusumano family in the volcanic and fertile Mt. Etna appellation of Sicily, producing their Alta Mora Etna Rosso from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes indigenous to the region. Fermented in stainless steel tanks then successive fining in 2,000 liter barrels.  Soft tannins and a bright acidity with bold character and complexity, this red shows like a Nebbiolo with slightly lighter volume.  Deep ruby red in the glass with intense aromas of blue fruits, moist earth and spice, touched by sprigs of lavender. The palate shows white pepper, spice and a lovely herbaceous finish. At $24 this would be a sure winner at any Thanksgiving dinner.  14% Alcohol.

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Wohn!Design, by Elena Deeg

1 novembre 2016

Cusumano, art and architecture.

Seit der Jahrtausendwende revolutionieren Diego und Alberto Cusumano die Weinwelt von Sizilien. Nun erschließen sie mit der Linie “Alta Mora” auch die Hänge unterhalb des Ätna.

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Meiningers Sommelier by Sebastian Bordthäuser

1 ottobre 2016

Panorama Sizilien – Etna Epos

“Etna-Projekt der Familie Cusumano. 15 Hektar bester Lagen werden aufwändigst rekultiviert. Bis dahin werden aus Pacht ein Rotwein aus Nerello Mascalese und ein Weißwein aus Carricante hergestellt. Blitzsaubere Weine mit eindeutigem Herkunftscharakter.”


Etna, la vigna nascosta sopra il vulcano

Corriere della Sera, 28 agosto 2015 – Luciano Ferraro
Etna, la vigna nascosta sopra il vulcano
“Questa casa la butto giù, mi rovina il paesaggio” Sotto le nubi dell’Etna, in contrada Guardiola, è un vignaiolo a decidere il primo abbattimento volontario della Sicilia, si chiama Diego Cusumano (…)
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Gegen alle Widerstände von Ulrike Sauer

Sueddeutsche Zeitung – Samstag/Sonntag, 22./23. August 2015, Nr. 192
Gegen alle Widerstände von Ulrike Sauer
Starre Traditionen, überbordende Bürokratie, Kriminalität – nirgends hat Italiens Wirtschaft so große Probleme wie auf Sizilien.
Dennoch hat Diego Cusumano hier in wenigen Jahren eine Kellerei aufgebaut, die exzellente Weine in alle Welt verkauft (…)

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