Only two out of the six sons of Matteo Cambria, continue their father's business. Franco and Nino, the Production Manager and the General Manager, took over the family business in 1985.

Nino, manager with a strong and creative flair and remarkable inclination to innovation, thanks to his Marketing and Agricultural Business Management Studies, brings the family business towards the future.

From 1989 onwards new marketing strategies were set up, avant-garde technological equipments were introduced; and local grape varieties as well as international varieties were re-planted. All wines have been sold nationwide since then.

Since 1996 Nancy Astone, Nino's wife, joined the company and is in charge of sales and marketing.

Thanks to his long experience and his know-how attitude, Nino decided to come back to the production area and to move the bottling plant back to Furnari. In 2000, he launched a new phase of the company's renovation process, marked by significant investments on quality, processing and ageing.

The company image underwent a substantial modernization through a completely new packaging and the creation of three new brands: 'Terre di Sicilia', 'Suaviter' and 'Cambria'.

The early nineties were a kind of "laboratory" for some wine-making testing.

Research aimed at more concentrated grapes and soft tannins, to be obtained intervening on plants density or through pruning and a selection of the best Nocera and Nero d'Avola plants. At the factory on the other hand the target was set on the production of well-structured wines, through fermentation in wooden tanks, soft pressing and handling, in order not to stress grapes, as well as malolactic fermentations in barriques.

After years of tests targeting the highest quality standards, in 2005 the company decided to start renewing the historic vineyard of Mastronicola, progressively replanting the vines according to a modern technique, keeping at the same time a strong connection with the original vineyard. This is going to reach 10 hectares in the coming years.

The best plants have been selected in order to produce a Nocera which is able to express the peculiarities of the "terroir". The new agronomic techniques that the company is putting into practice have the same target; they are the result of over a century experience; in this unique area, for its altitude (150 metres above sea level), for its exposure, its microclimate and soil, the Nocera variety best expresses itself, enhancing all its features.

These grapes make a wine with softer and rounder tannins, maintaining the typical complexity and structure of the Nocera variety.

In 2007 the new company manager had the great intuition to recreate the 'Bazia' wines, which are part of the Cambria tradition, emphasizing their nature of very straightforward wines and presenting them with a new sophisticated image.

The year 2009 marked the most important era for Cambria. On the 15th September, it was the first harvest of grapes in Mastronicola estate which has a thousand year history dated back to the time of Julius Cesar. "NOCERA", a local variety which was strongly desired by Nino Cambria who selected the kind of vines and got it certified then planted in the very own Cambria Mastronicola estate.

Today the company has a precise target: to exploit the uniqueness of the territory maintaining the highest quality standards, through the right balance between new technologies and traditional care.

The company growth goes hand in hand with the rediscovery of a territory which represents the heart of the most authentic Sicily, a Sicily 'to drink' and love.

Cambria - Today
Cambria - Today
Cambria - Today
Cambria - Today
Cambria - Today
Cambria - Today
Cambria - Today
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