In 1995 Alessio and Santi Planeta, together with their cousin Francesca, founded the Planeta winery in the Sicilian municipality of Sambuca di Sicilia. The project of the Planeta winery's winemaking family includes six wineries. These are Ulmo in Sambuca di Sicilia, Cantina Piccola and Cantina Grande in Menfi, Dorilli in Vittoria, Buonvini in Noto and Cantina Sciara Nuova in Castiglione di Sicilia on the volcano Etna.
At the Planeta winery, great importance is attached to ensuring that all vineyards are planted with the respective native grape variety. Thus Nero d`Avola and Moscato are cultivated in the areas near Noto that are suitable for these grapes. Frappato grows in Vittoria, Grecanico in Sambuca and Menfi. On Etna, the white Carricante grape was planted by the Planeta winery. Thanks to the consistent work of oenologist Carlo Corino, the Planeta winery has become a leading Italian winery within a few years.