The Hibiscus Farm

The company, the result of a long family tradition, has chosen to continue in the name of sustainable practices and technologies. Among the choices that distinguish this path are the adoption of organic farming methods, the enhancement of biodiversity and the use of photovoltaic energy for the functioning of the farmhouse and the cellar. Our store is located in Ustica at the company’s headquarters in Contrada Tramontana.

Our Wines

Isola Rosato, Isola Bianco, Onde di Sole, Grotta dell’Oro, Zhabib

Taking advantage of the family wine tradition and the island environment highly suited for viticulture, we have selected the best native vines for the production of 5 labels with Protected Geographical Indication TERRE SICILIANE.

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The lentil of Ustica

The history of our oldest product

The Ustica lentil is the product of excellence of Ustica agriculture. It is a local ecotype that has developed unique characteristics of value, such as its intense taste and its typical aroma, determined by the climate and the soil in which it is grown. It is a very small lentil, brown on the outside and orange on the inside, easy to cook. It is produced in small quantities given the limited surface area of the island and the tiring operations for its cultivation.

You can buy it directly
on our shop!

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Slow Food Presidium

The Ustica lentil is one of the first presidia established by Slow Food (www.fondazioneslowfood.com). Our company is part of the association that gathers all the producers who follow the guidelines approved by Slow Food and who market with the same packaging, visible on this page, in the best restaurants and delicatessens in Italy.

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The “Isola Grande” oil P.D.O VALLI TRAPANESI

The company has an appendix on the mainland, in one of the most evocative Sicilian landscapes, where between the view of Mount Erice and that of the Egadi islands there are gentle hills full of vines, centuries-old olive trees and wheat. An intense extra virgin olive oil POD Valli Trapanesi is obtained from about 4 hectares of olive grove.

Most of the plants are over a century old and are wonderful examples of natural architecture. The olives, of the traditional varieties of the area, cerasuola and nocellara, are harvested at the right point of ripeness and pressed within 24 hours with cold extraction.

This allows to obtain an oil with a low degree of acidity and very intense aromas typical of the varieties and can boast the denomination P.D.O VALLI TRAPANESI.

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The museum of rural civilization

In the main structure of the farm in Contrada Tramontana, a museum of rural civilization has been set up in collaboration with the Study and Documentation Center of Ustica Island.

All these objects help to reconstruct the material life of our island during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and to understand the economic conditions of our community and the attitude to develop what is now called “sustainable behavior”, that is, a careful use resources and a constant commitment to the reuse of materials.

The museum is dedicated to Ludovico Salvatore of Habsburg-Lorraine (1847-1914), Archduke of Austria, who was the first scholar of ethnography from Ustica. This museum is dedicated to him in recognition of the love and attention that the archduke paid to the history and natural environment of Ustica.