For the sustainable development
of Sicilian viticulture.


The main goal of the Sicily SOStain Foundation is to promote the sharing of best practices aimed at respecting the ecosystem,stimulating research and higher education to develop a culture of sustainability at all levels, orienting production and consumption models to increase awareness in Sicily and elsewhere of the importance of the2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals).

Who can join the Foundation?

To all Sicilian wineries, whether their approach is organic, biodynamic, conventional or something else. In addition to their production type, what unites the participating wineries is the desire to share good practices aimed at respecting the ecosystem by embarking on a path towards a recognised sustainability certification.

Bodies of the Foundation


Alberto Tasca


Giuseppe Bursi
Arianna Occhipinti
Alessio Planeta
Letizia Russo
Alberto Tasca


It identifies the research and innovation needs of regional farms, in terms of sustainability, and responds to these needs.

  • Coordinator: Lucrezia Lamastra

    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Piacenza

  • Giuseppe Barbera

    University of Palermo

  • Rosario Di Lorenzo

    University of Palermo

  • Nicola Francesca

    University of Palermo

  • Laura Ricci

    Sustainability standards and reporting expert


It defines the research and innovation needs of the production system and communicates them to the Scientific Committee.

  • Benedetto Alessandro

    Alessandro di Camporeale

  • Aldo Carpitano

    Cantine Nicosia

  • Francesco Cucurullo

    Masseria del Feudo

  • Vanessa Dioguardi

    Tasca d’Almerita

  • Ludovico Di Marco

    Terre di Noto

  • Calogero Di Lauria

    CVA Canicattì

  • Giuseppe Parlavecchio


  • Antonio Pulizzi

    Colomba Bianca

  • Patricia Toth