In total the estate has 26 hectares under vine, predominantly planted to Nerello Mascalese. All of the vineyards are located on the north-facing slope of Mount Etna at varying altitudes.
The main red cuvée Passorosso is Nerello Mascalese from the vineyards of Malpasso, Guardiola, Santo Spirito, Favazza and Arcuria. The higher altitude sites have predominantly gravel-like soils, whereas the lower sites are made up of deeper, powdery, oxidised lava soils.
The five single-vineyard (Contrada) Nerello Mascarello wines are Chiappemacine, Porcaria, Guardiola, Sciaranuova and Rampante. Each has a unique soil type largely affected by the age of the eruptions that have made the soil. For instance, Contrada G lies on the edge of the lava flow from the 1947 eruption, whereas Contrada S comes from soils formed from eruptions in the 1600s. Each of the Contrada wines is named with the first letter of ts vineyard (so Contrada C comes from the Chiappemacine vineyard, etc).
Four hectares on the eastern slopes are dedicated to Chardonnay, which Franchetti feels is better suited to the site, rather than the Carricante which is more typical for the region. The vineyards here have loose, deep, powder-like lava soils which are very high in minerals.