Mt Etna Wineries Tour From Taormina

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Overview

With a professional sommelier as your guide, visit three wineries on the slopes of Mount Etna and experience the excellence of Etna Doc wines. Learn about the specific characteristics of the terroir and the effect that Mediterranean climate have on the cultivation of the vines. Travel by minivan through the rocky landscape of Etna and finish the tour at a family owned antique winery and enjoy a homemade lunch served in the villa’s garden.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Lunch included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Sicily has always had an extraordinary food and wine culture, and this wine tour aims to give you a full understanding of all that this fertile land has to offer.

Travel in a comfortable minivan from Taormina through the rocky landscape of Etna to visit three different wineries on the slopes of the volcano, we will tell the stories of the men who have worked passionately to make Sicily an internationally renowned wine region.

A professional sommelier will walk you through the specific characteristics of the terroir and the effect that the Mediterranean climate and the vicinity to the sea have on the cultivation of the vines.
You will learn all about the wine making process - from the harvesting of the grapes to the bottling and aging of the wine – which are all carried out with typical Sicilian devotion and love.

We start the tour by visiting a beautiful winery extending from 650 to 850 meters above sea level. You will have the chance to admire the terraces where the vineyards grow, surrounded by small charming lava stone cottages, see the elements of old and modern wine production and taste a 100% Chardonnay Classic and a vinified Nerello Mascalese.
The large antique wine press will take you back in time and show you how wine was made for centuries, whilst the modern technological system will show you how Etna's wine is currently made.
Strolling through the vineyards of this enchanting winery you will discover all the particularities of the vines, leaving you with an unforgettable experience.

The second stop will be at an internationally renowned boutique winery. Here you can admire the vines growing on the the dark volcanic field that gives the grapes the unforgettable color and taste that make Etna Doc famous worldwide.
In a beautiful panoramic spot you will taste one of the most important Etna Doc red and white wines, paired with a locally produced olive oil.

The tour will conclude with a visit to a small family owned antique winery, located at a private villa, where you can enjoy a walk around some rare examples of vines that are over 80 years old. The charming cellar represents an intimate timeless environment where a selection of great and authentic Etna Doc wines rest.
Our sommelier will offer you 2 wines to taste. Thanks to its aged plants the wines have distinctively intense and spicy notes.

A home made lunch will be served in the relaxing garden by the family owning this exclusive winery.
Thanks to the unique environment, natural beauty, and its quality wine production, Mount Etna has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2013.

Inclusions for Mt Etna Wineries Tour From Taormina

  • Transportation from/to Taormina, Giardini Naxos and Letojanni by comfortable Minivan
  • English speaking professional sommelier
  • Guided tour of 3 wineries and their cellars
  • Visit to vineyards
  • 6 Wine Tastings (2 wines per winery)
  • Olive oil and local product tasting
  • Typical Sicilian rustic lunch

Exclusions for Mt Etna Wineries Tour From Taormina

  • Extra drinks and personal expenses
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear sneakers or hiking shoes

Please note that Italy’s law doesn’t permit selling alcoholic beverages to teens under 16 so children under this age will be served non-alcoholic beverages only.

Please inform us in advance of any special needs or impaired mobility and we will do our best to accommodate

A vegetarian menu is available if requested at the time of booking.

Only in English to enhance the quality of the experience

Clients are required to be at meeting point 10 min. prior to the scheduled departure time.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Great tour, recommended if you like sampling local wines.We had a good guide, a sommilier at a local Sicilian restaurant, very knowledgable about all wines.Our driver was also a sommilier and a very friendly chef. The middle stop was less than enthusiastic, but overall, the wines and snacks were excellent. Our group was small, 7traveling around with a small coach. SKIP THE LARGE BUS TOURS! YOU ARE ONLY A NUMBER! A very enjoyable day, not too long.

  • It was enjoyable and the weather couldn't be helped, nice lunch, but compared to other vineyard tours this is very expensive but what it was - I don't know who takes the mark up but I suspect its not the vineyards!

  • Excellent

  • My family and I had a wonderful experience. Each winery had its unique presentation and taste. The luncheon was delicious.

  • Very well done. The sommelier was knowledgeable and informative, the vineyards beautiful, and the wines and lunch delicious.

  • Really enjoyed the tour, one of our holiday highlights. Alex was brilliant, knowledgable and engaging. The wineries were all different and a very interesting mix, lunch in the third vineyard was excellent. Small group tour was also good as it was very personal. Would recommend.

  • Great tour! A must do

  • The guide was absolutely fantastic. He had a real passion for wine and immense knowledge. Terazze del etna was the star venue!

  • The tour was great; it was nice to see the Sicilian countryside and to taste some great wines. We definitely learned a lot about wine in general, but also specifically about Sicilian wine. It is a long day; we were picked up at 9am and got back at 4:30 so be prepared for that.

  • This was a great trip and I can't recommend it enough. I have been on a few of these organised day trips and often I am very disappointed. Not so with this trip. Great tour guide, great food and great wine. The in particular was fantastic. Well worth it.

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