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


Foundation year


First Harvest


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

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.