About Italian Italian Wine

Ponza Paradise

If you are dreaming of warm, sunny, summer days by the sea, take a virtual journey to Ponza in this article that I shot for Australian Gourmet Traveller last summer.

Just a short train and ferry ride from Rome, Ponza and the neighbouring Pontine islands are a must for anyone wanting to experience a true Mediterranean treasure. Continue reading.

Sting and Trudie Styler's villa Il Palagio, Tuscany, Italy

Il Palagio – Sting’s Luxury Tuscan Villa

A recent photo shoot for Australian Gourmet Traveller, photographing Sting and Trudie Styler’s stunning, 16th century estate; ‘Il Palagio’ set in the picturesque Chianti hills.  Read the full article here and plan your very own visit to the rockstar’s Renaissance retreat on your next trip to Italy. Continue reading.

Beauty and the Baglio – Women of Sicilian Wine

Ginevra Notarbartolo is an inspiring young woman. At just 32 years of age, she is following in the footsteps of her famous grandfather, acclaimed wine-producer, Count Paolo Marzotto, at the family’s Sicilian vineyard, Baglio di Pianetto, south of Palermo. Continue reading.

Sagrantino Vineyards, Montefalco, Umbria

The region of Montefalco in the province of Perugia in Umbria, is where the Sagrantino grape has been cultivated for many centuries and enjoyed for its sweet DOCG red wine, Passito. Continue reading.

Count Paolo Marzotto’s Sicilian Vineyard, Susan Wright Photography, Rome, Italy

I was very pleased to have met and photographed Count Paolo Marzotto at his beautiful Sicilian vineyard ‘Baglio di Pianetto’ in the picturesque hills of Santa Cristina Gela south of Palermo.

Very much at ease in front of the camera, I found Paolo to be very charismatic, magnetic and energetic, his enthusiasm and optimism, contagious. Continue reading.