Malvasia vineyards once covered much of Salina, and the island’s sweet wine provided a main source of income for the inhabitants. However, more than a century ago, the arrival of the vine-killing phylloxera pest brought an abrupt end to this cultivation. Only in the last few decades has the production of Malvasia wine started to return to Salina, and today winemaking is once again thriving in Salina. For this wine, Tenuta Capofaro uses Malvasia di Lipari vines from its Amphitheater Vineyard, so called because of the half-bowl shape of the vineyard. Capofaro partially dries the grapes in a temperature-controlled building in order to increase their sugar content. The resulting sweet wine is elegant with delicate fragrance and color.