Wine regions are often associated with gentle rolling hills and picturesque valleys. However, the Benanti family has proven that even an active volcano can be a viable location for viticulture. In the 1980's, they returned to their ancestral home on Mount Etna and began reviving the area's abandoned vineyards. By focusing on old vines that were indigenous to the region, they laid the groundwork for what would become one of the world's most exciting wine regions. The microclimate of Etna is so specific that the indigenous vines have been able to uniquely adapt to the over generations. As a result, the wines of Etna are gaining international acclaim and are a treat for Burgundy or Barolo collectors.