Sclafani Bagni is a medieval town. its territory corresponds almost entirely to the area of the Contea di Sclafani D.O.C., a 1996 appellation that is divided between the provinces of Caltanissetta and Agrigento, in Sicily.
The geological and climatic conditions here have always been considered ideal for winegrowing, although for many centuries the feudal agricultural system favored quantity over quality.
In the ’70s, however, the vintners started taking an interest in the quality aspects of their production. The winegrowers started a race that has pushed them into two opposing directions: on one side they are almost obsessed with all that is new to this land (such as Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines or experimental techniques imported from northern Italy, like second fermentation or carbonic maceration for the production of Novello wines), and on the other, they are entirely committed to the qualification of traditional grape varieties, which are vinified separately so that they can best express their distinctive features.