OUR MILL IS A UNION OF ANCIENT SKILL AND MODERN TECHNOLOGY
The Molini del Ponte is located in Castelvetrano Selinunte (TP), a short distance from the largest archaeological park in Europe.
Our structure has no equal in Sicily or on the Italian peninsula. It is a showcase of the extraordinary coexistence of modern and ancient technology, with a modern system of computerized cylinder mills running alongside ancient stone mills in use since the 1800’s.
The recovery of ancient grains was the innovative step of Filipo Drago, current owner of the company at a time when the industry was concentrated on high yield grains at the cost of biodiversity.
Only the highest quality grains, exclusively hard and soft grain, cultivated in the Region of Sicily and delivered to the mill where every grain is cleaned and processed. An indispensable condition for producing quality flour is the care of the grain, made possible by the modern system of grain selection and cleaning with optic separating and cleaning machines capable of removing any impurities before milling.
“The future lies in the mill-stones, aided by technology, a return to old practices, the wisdom and methods of the ancients, a production that respects the satisfaction of men who produce with their own hands while breathing the scents and aromas which to them tell stories.” Filippo Drago
Grani D’Autore® is a project born from the collaboration between Molini del Ponte and the Agricultural company of Filippone of Petralia Sottana, Province of Parco delle Madonie.
Grani D’Autore® is the trademark of the flour, semola, and artisan pasta produced using only ancient and native Sicilian grain. We proudly indicate the name of the producer as well as the place of origin of the grain in order to provide transparancy and traceability. It is our dedication to the quality of our products and in our process that has lead us to share the story of how our products get to your table.