Tradition and modernity
Wine tour discovering two great wineries and a family one
on the North side of Mount Etna
This tour offers an exclusive exploration of the wines of the DOC Etna, located on the north slope of the volcano.
The tour combines the values of tradition and modernity by visiting three wineries: one with a family tradition and one from large producers.
Striking the perfect balance between centuries-old tradition and modern technologies, this experience offers a complete immersion into the production of DOC Etna wines.
Min. 2 people)
We will pick you up directly from your accommodation to take you on a discovery of the wines of the Etna DOC.
The goal of our tour will be Catiglione di Sicilia with its hamlets, one of the most important wine-growing areas of Sicily.
In the first stop on our tour, we will stop in Passopisciaro, a small hamlet of Castiglione di Sicilia, at Irene Badalà‘s Winery, a family-run company whose philosophy is that “wine is produced in the vineyard”, thanks to the care that blends ancient and new knowledge.
After a walk through the vineyard’s rows, cultivated with Etna’s native varieties, during which we will discover the ancient rural culture of Etna viticulture, we will taste 3 wines accompanied by local traditional products.
Continuing our tour we will be welcomed by Cottanera Winery, one of the most representative wineries on this side of Mount Etna.
After the winery visit, barrel room tour and a walk through the vineyard while listening to the story of Cottanera and its territory, we will taste 4 wines paired with the rich diversity of cheeses enjoyed on Etna, the varied assortment of vegetables, and the unmistakable taste of the black Nebrodi pig’s sausage, to discover the wonderful local specialties of the place we are in.
The last stop of our tour will be at Cantine Tornatore. The winery boasts the largest vineyard of Etna DOC, in terms of extension, in the production area. We will be guided through a winery tour and tasting of 4 wines paired with bread and olive oil.
- Round-trip transfer;
- Private English and/or Italian speaking guide/driver;
- Guided wine tasting;
- Seasonal menu lunch.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Anything not expressly stated in “What’s included”