Cantine Europa

A History and a Logo

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.

Company Profile

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Turnover 2022

1962

Foundation year

1971

First Harvest

1972

Birth of the first bottle: Carrateddu

1997

Experimentation and field introduction of international varieties

2001

Renovation of the cellar and installation of more technological machinery

2003

First wines exported abroad

2005

Installation of photovoltaic panels

2014

Birth of the Sibiliana Wines brand

2016

Collaboration with University of Palermo and merger with ISR

2017

Production of the first fizzy and sparkling wines

2022

Cantine Europa is the first social winery to obtain the "Yes Rating" integrated sustainability certification

2023

The first amphora wines are born

Human Value

The human value of Cantine Europa is represented by our winemaking members, who have created over time a model company, an example of cooperation and unity. A driving force that through careful observation of agronomic practices in the vineyard, there allows us to best explicate all the territorial characteristics of our grapes.