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From Taormina: Etna Wineries Small Group Tour

1. From Taormina: Etna Wineries Small Group Tour

Visit 2 traditional Italian wineries on this full-day group tour from Taormina. You’ll be picked up at around 9:00 AM from your accommodation in Taormina and head to Castiglione di Sicilia, a picturesque village that dates from the Medieval era. The wine produced in the Etnean region close to Castiglione is considered the finest in the area. You’ll be absolutely charmed by this town’s ancient architecture and quaint streets. Stop at your first winery, where you’ll taste locally-produced Etnean wines and an aperitif based on local products. You can also walk along the vineyards and see first-hand the wine grapes and learn about their production. At the second winery, taste 3 DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) Etnean wines, paired with a complete lunch based on traditional products. Walk around the winery, see the barrels where the wine you’ve just tasted is stored, and learn more about the wine-making process. Finally, you’ll head home to Taormina at around 5:00 PM.

Etna: Sicilian Wine Tour and Tasting

2. Etna: Sicilian Wine Tour and Tasting

Journey to the heart of Sicily and indulge your inner foodie with this tour of a winery nestled into the side of Etna. Savor 5 local wines and taste a variety of foods from the region. Travel to the Contrada Sciaranuova winery on the northern side of Etna, surrounded by oak, chestnut and olive groves, and by remnants of the volcano's previous devastation. See the varieties of grapes that this harsh climate produced like Carricante, Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Pinot Noir, and Riesling. Tour the ancient buildings of the estate and visit the rolling vineyards. Experience true Etnean hospitality as you try 5 delectable Sicilian territorial wines, 3 fresh olive oils, and samples of local products and specialties. Gain a deeper understanding of Sicilian wine food culture with this unique tour.

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5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

That was an all-round successful excursion. Our guide showed us everything perfectly and explained it in an interesting way. The level of the wine tastings and all presentations was very good. The excursion is recommended without hesitation. It was a lot of fun, thanks to Giuseppe!

Would highly recommend this tour. From Giuseppe our driver and host who provided us with amazing and enlightening information to the interesting wine tours which included sights and information of Mt Etna. The wines were amazing and lunch delicious.

Great experience, very nice and attentive guides, to repeat