8 days self drive tours

Sicily Wine Tour

Wine tasting, cantine visits, wine farms, excellent food, cooking class, sea, relax.

During this 8-day trip you will have the chance to visit three different wine farms and be part of the agricultural experience of wine producing: learning the production processes, visiting the cantines and assist or participate directly to the grape harvest, vendemmia (end summer/early autumn). Also discover the secrets of Sicilian cuisine by taking individual cooking classes and taste the results of your "hard work".

Come and enjoy a glass of wine in a unique environment: a 16th century grain deposit used by local Sicilian nobility; a 17th century place chosen by the monks of Saint Anna's order now restored combining traditional sicilian architecture with contemporary art and living; the guest house of the Planeta family home, one of the major wine and oil producers since generations in Sicily.

Click the bottons on the map or the names on the list to check the stopovers of this itinerary.
Stop 1

Ispica, Ragusa

TORRE MARABINO

3 nights - The first stopover of this very interesting and charming tour of Sicily begins with 2 nights in an ancient tower dating to the 16th century, located in the Val di Noto. Torre Marabino focuses its winery mainly on the native vines of this region: Moscato di Noto and Nero d’Avola, together with a careful selection of Chardonnay clones. The company uses a biological-dynamic way of growing.

You are in the south east of Sicily and nearby you will also find the classic attractions such as the fascinating baroque towns of Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Modica and Scicli. Last but not least… you are very close to the coast for a dip in the sea.

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Stop 2

Menfi, Agrigento

FORESTERIA PLANETA

2 nights - For your second stopover we chose a very well known Sicilian wine producer, built on a long agricultural tradition handed down since 1500 through 17 generations in the area between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi (Agrigento district). Here you will have the chance to visit one of the six cantines with a various selection of wines, just to mention some, Nero d’Avola, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah and Grecanico.

And if you are curious to learn the traditional ancient sicilian recepies, there is a cooking class waiting for you.

The sea is just 4 km away. The fine sand of Porto Palo di Menfi won 17 Blue Flags, an international reward for seaside resorts that meet criteria relating to sustainable land management.

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Stop 3

Zafferana Etnea

MONACI DELLE TERRE NERE

2 nights - This beautiful location will be your last stopover on the land of Mount Etna, the third most important wine producing area in Italy. The volcano has become a small ‘Barolo’, compared to the ‘Cote D’or’ of Burgundy, because of the wine cultivations at high altitude (up to 1500 meters above sea level) and produces wines similar to the best Burgundy Pinot Noir. Today Etna is considered the “Burgundy of the Mediterranean”.

Cooking classes are also availbale and we highly recommend to enjoy relaxation in this lovely boutique farm.

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Other informations

This is the perfect tour for those who:

  • want to experience and learn about Sicilian wines
  • love food and like to discover the authentic Sicilian culinary traditions
  • enjoy staying in charming boutique farms

Pricing and contacts

Price Min. Max.
8 days (7 nights) accommodation and rented car € 715,- p.p. € 985,- p.p.
8 days (7 nights) only accommodation (own vehicle*) € 575,- p.p. € 835,- p.p.

The prices are for a booking of min. 2 people and include:

  • hotel lodging, breakfast included (7 nights)
  • Car rent, category B, i.e. Opel Corsa, 3 doors, air conditioning (7 days)
  • Booking fee

 

The price does not include:

  • Transport to/from Sicily

This program is organized for a stay of 8 days, but it is always possible to shorten or extend your trip to the island and choose the date of departure.

Also remember that our true strength is to custom tailor your trip, placing utmost care and attention to your needs and expectations. Time and place of arrival/departure are also flexible.

For more information on this trip, please file the following contact form, or send an e-mail to sicily@tururi.org

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