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Antonio Rallo

Vice Chairman

Giuseppe Bursi, Filippo Paladino


Vincenzo Ampola, Gaspare Baiata, Salvatore Chiantia, Bernard Laurent De la Gatinais, Paolo Di Maria, Alessio Planeta, Letizia Russo, Alberto Tasca, Nicolò Vinci.

Legal auditors

Girolamo Misuraca, Francesco Sesti, Salvatore Cincimino

The controlled designation of origin for Sicilian wines was established on 22nd November 2011 by a decree issued by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.

On 12th June 2012, the same wine growers, winemakers and bottling companies that supported recognition of the DOC, established the Consorzio di Tutela Vini Doc Sicilia with the aim of promoting the production of Sicilian wine and its area of production.
The consortium boasts about 3,000 wine growers amongst its members and, thanks to this high level of representation, it has been attributed erga omnes status by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies.

Il Consorzio assume così le funzioni di tutela, promozione, valorizzazione, informazione del consumatore e cura generale degli interessi relativi ai vini Sicilia Doc.
The consortium’s role therefore lies in the protection, promotion, development, provision of consumer information and general supervision of all matters related to Sicilia DOC wines.
The consortium confirms its commitment to protecting the Sicilia DOC brand and developing the designation of origin through activities designed to increase the visibility of a brand that is a symbol of Made in Italy and to monitor compliance with the standard specified in the production specifications, in the interest of both consumers and producers. The consortium is also responsible for planning the production of wine for the market and is actively involved in subjects of interest to the wine growing and winemaking industry with an eye to developing the entire industry in Sicily.

Erga Omnes

The Consorzio di Tutela Vini Doc Sicilia has been awarded an erga omnes role by the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, with a decree dated 15th April 2014.

Erga omnes protection consortiums are distinguished, in accordance with the spirit and provisions of legislation, by the high representativeness of their membership base compared to the total number of users of the designation. In accordance with this, the consortium performs promotion, development, protection and monitoring activities that have repercussions for the entire designation and therefore all Sicilia DOC wine producers, even those that are not members of the consortium.

Our numbers

Hectares (declared in 2019)
Wineries that bottle wine (April 2020)
Wine growers
Bottles produced in 2019
Hectolitres in 2019
increase in the volume of bottles produced in the first six months of 2018

Duties of the consortium

To protect against any attempts to plagiarise or misappropriate the “Sicilia” designation, since obtaining ministerial approval, the consortium has registered its figurative trademark, composed of a mosaic pattern in the shape of Sicily, in both Italy and the USA. The consortium uses the Sicily mosaic to identify its organisation for promotional activities, which are mainly performed within the context of projects jointly funded by the Rural Development Programme for Sicily and wine CMO funds. The consortium also organises and sponsors events aimed at promoting Sicilia DOC wines.

The consortium is responsible for controlling products placed on sale. Its appointed inspectors control Sicilia DOC wines on sale, checking that they meet the requirements defined in the production specifications. Monitoring activities, in Italy and abroad, are performed in collaboration with the regional office of the Central Inspectorate for Quality Protection and Fraud Repression (Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies), which approves the annual control plan. As part of the control activities, wine samples are taken and analysed by the Central Inspectorate for Quality Protection and Fraud Repression’s laboratory in Catania.
In April 2017, the Sicilia DOC consortium and Prosecco DOC consortium signed an agreement: inspectors appointed by the two consortiums are authorised to control both designations, thus increasing the number of checks performed.

The consortium follows the development of regulations concerning the wine growing and winemaking industry, proposing any changes needed to protect the product and the origin of the wine.
The consortium proposes any changes that may be needed to the production specifications to meet the needs of consumers and producers and, in cooperation with professional agricultural and cooperative organisations, may regulate productions to be placed on the market. It may also establish a maximum amount of wine that may be certified with the “Sicilia” controlled designation of origin, even for each type. These actions are performed in accordance with Regione Siciliana, which must issue any legislative decrees required.

The consortium provides information to journalists through the distribution of press releases, direct contact and press conferences.

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