Fabrizia Spirits establishes Lemon grove in Italy

Feb. 22—Limoncello maker Fabrizia Spirits has established its own lemon grove in Italy with its agricultural partner, Gruppo Villari, the Salem company said Wednesday.

"These lemons are grown in a perfect microclimate in south eastern Sicily near Europe's largest active volcano, Mt. Etna," said Phil Mastroianni, co-owner and co-founder, Fabrizia Spirits, in a statement. "We now control the fruit from orchard to bottle, and can ensure the highest quality finished product."

The lemons are hand-picked, cleaned, and shipped directly to Fabrizia's facility in New Hampshire, the company said, where they are washed again, and peeled by the company's Italian-manufactured lemon peeling machine, nicknamed Giuseppe.

Fabrizia is installing a live webcam, which will overlook its grove near Siracusa, Sicily.

Find the webcam at www.fabriziaspirits.com/followthelemons.