TRY THE WINE: New Sicilian winemakers are making an offer you can't refuse. Organized into new economic cooperatives, they're making prize-winning wines from grapes cultivated on land once held by the Mafia.
BACK TO PRODUCTIVITY: The vineyards are part of a joint project by the European Union and the Italian government to integrate ex-Mafiosi property in Sicily, Calabria, Puglia and Campagna back into the legal economy.
SYMBOL OF REBIRTH: The project aims to boost the economy with new jobs and a culture that rejects organized crime. It involves 125 hectares (300 acres) of vineyards plus 800 hectares (nearly 2,000 acres) of olive and citrus trees, grains and vegetables.