The winemaking tradition of the Russo family has been handed down from father to son until today. Towards the end of the 1800s the great-great-grandfather Vincenzo Russo dedicated himself, together with his family, to the cultivation of his own vineyards located in the area of Solicchiata, in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia at about 700 m / above sea level on the north-east side of Etna.
The vineyards extend between 650 and 1000 m above sea level, in the districts of Crasà, Piano dei Daini, Rampante and Pietramarina in a dry and well-ventilated area, with significant temperature variations between day and night during the ripening of the grapes. . The different volcanic substrate characterizes the vineyards according to the district in which they are located.
The Crasà vineyards are unique because the volcanic earth has mixed with a clayey sediment from the pre-Quaternary period: this soil has a different structure and a slightly higher pH than more recent volcanic soils which have a lower pH. and a stony structure called in Sicilian "Ripiddu".