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Cottanera wines are made from grapes grown at high altitude, on rich, volcanic lands. They are fine, exclusive and well-balanced wines. Cottanera vineyards around Mt. Etna are a true, natural, chemical laboratory. The company owners, aiming at oenological excellence, speak of their work as 'vulcaenology'. Cottanera's enterprise model brings tradition and innovation together in the vineyards, as well as the winery; this is the double challenge which Cottonera production philosophy bases itself on. In the vineyards, where grapes are grown without an irrigation system, nearly all operations are carried out by hand, by a team of 25 women.

These women also harvest, as is traditional on Mt. Etna, and something which Cottanera fully intends to preserve. On the 65 hectares of vineyards both autochthonous and international varieties are grown. The land is unique and gives rise to an extremely variable ampleographic picture.