Europa Wineries

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 attract the young girl’s attention, he turned into a beautiful white bull, and went to the maiden. When he approached her, the princess
perfectly at ease and not at all intimidated she began to pet the beast by climbing on its back.
At that point Zeus directing himself to the sea brings Europa to the island of Crete, where the latter discovers Zeus’ true identity and falls in love with him.
A romance was born between the two, and the king of the gods decided to give two gifts to his beloved: first, he named the island where they had landed Europa, and then he created a constellation named “Taurus.”

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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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

Our products

Cantine Europa bottles in different formats, from glass bottles to BIB to Tetra Pak®. One of the winery’s first flagship products is the Aurora brand, famous for establishing itself within the large-scale retail channel.

Tetrapak

OVER 60 YEARS OF HISTORY

MOVE ME

The year 2024 opens with new editions in Tetra Pak® brick lines with cutting-edge, sustainable style formats. Cantine Europa chooses Tetra Pak® packaging for its bricks, which preserves wine quality and promotes environmental sustainability by protecting the product from UVA rays and moisture. In terms of environmental sustainability, the raw material is sourced exclusively from responsibly managed and deforestation-free areas, in line with the universal Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) standard.

Cantine Europa produces 2 different lines in Tetra Pak: Aurora and Fresco di Botte

Fresh from the Barrel

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ITALY/ NORTHERN EUROPE/ CANADA/ USA

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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.