In 1971 the agricultural cooperative was given the name “Cantine Europa,” which takes its inspiration from Greek mythology and features a young Phoenician princess, daughter of Agenor and Telefessa, named Europa.
The story goes that one day, Zeus saw her and fell in love with her instantly, so as not to arouse attention he transformed himself into a beautiful white bull, and headed for the maiden.
When he approached her, the princess perfectly at ease and not at all intimidated began to pet the beast by climbing on its back. At that point Zeus headed out to sea, taking Europa to the island of Crete, where the latter realized Zeus’ true identity and fell in love with him.
A romance was born between the two, and the king of the gods gave Europa two gifts:
first named the island where they had landed Europa and then with the name “Taurus” created the constellation.
The company logo, inspired by this mythological story aims to depict the union between the two lovers: on one side the profile of Princess Europa, on the other the profile of the bull, or Zeus.
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Birth of the first bottle: Carrateddu
Experimentation and field introduction of international varieties
Renovation of the cellar and installation of more technological machinery
First wines exported abroad
Installation of photovoltaic panels
Birth of the Sibiliana Wines brand
Collaboration with University of Palermo and merger with ISR
Production of the first fizzy and sparkling wines
Cantine Europa is the first social winery to obtain the "Yes Rating" integrated sustainability certification
The first amphora wines are born