Tradition and modernity
Wine tour discovering two great wineries and a family one
on the South-east side of Mount Etna
This tour offers an exclusive exploration of the wines of the DOC Etna, located on the south-east 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.
As the first stop of our food and wine tour, we will head to Trecastagni, a village located at the foot of Mount Etna, at Cantine Nicosia, a dynamic and modern winery that looks to the future while fully respecting tradition.
Here, we will visit the evocative underground cellar before participating in a guided tasting of their 3 Etna wines, authentic expressions of the valuable characteristics of native grape varieties and the extraordinary peculiarities of the volcanic “terroir” of Mount Etna.
The second stop will take us to Milo, where we will visit the Barone di Villagrande Winery, an important winery in the production of wines from the Etna DOC.
The visit begins with a welcome on the terrace overlooking the amphitheater-structured vineyard that overlooks the Gulf of Catania. We will learn about the history and characteristics of Etna wine, visit the “Bottaia,” discover the use of chestnut wood barrels, and see how the gravitational winemaking system, called “palmento,” worked.
The experience includes the pairing of 5 wines with 5 seasonal courses, curated by Michelin-starred chefs, using only fresh products from local farms and breeding grounds.
For the last stop on our tour, we return to the village of Trecastagni to visit the Azienda Agricola Biondi, a family tradition since 1800. We will listen to their story while enjoying the beautiful location. We will taste two wines accompanied by freshly baked bread made with ancient flour.
- 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”