In 1881 the ship owner Giuseppi Lombardo established a wine house in western Sicily in the city of Marsala. His company refined and innovated new techniques to produce Marsala wine. The prominence and reputation of Lombardo Marsala grew as his ships carried his wine all over the world. Today, the decendants of Giuseppi Lombardo carry on his cherished wine making tradition using the same time honored methods. They continue to refine, innovate, and perfect the techniques used to make Marsala. The dedication and efforts of four generations of Lombardos give birth to Italy's finest Marsala.