Wines, vineyards and countryside in Sicily
To discover a country following the rows of his vineyards allows to gather his hidden secrets. Ancient firms Sicilian vinicole with a long history to the shoulders and a constant tension toward the renewal. Also you have in his genetic code the love for the country tradition always united to an search of new horizons.
Their wines are a hymn to Sicily, so they bring the light and the heat of its Mediterranean climate, the generosity of its people. The character of that volcano that is together destroying and regenerative strength.
1st day: Palermo, S. Cristina Gela. Degustazione. Night in S. Cristina Gela
Arrive to the airport in Palermo, meeting with our driver and transfer to S. Cristina Gela.
The count Paul Marzotto remained fascinated from the ideal climatic conditions to produce wines of quality.
You will be entertained in the Beam represented on the labels of the wine, to the arrival the wines tasting. The actual proprietary, the count Marzotto, has made some beam a pleasant house for those people who desire to relax among the vineyards.
Currently the cultivated varieties are the Insolia and the Viognier for the whites. While the Merlot and the Petit Verdot occupy the totality of the cultivated surfaces to red wine. They produce 13 wines and 2 oils virgin extra of olive. Delicious the run fitness to the open servant among the vineyards.
2nd day: Visit around Palermo. Break wine. Night in S. Cristina Gela.
Today you will go to Palermo. We will bring you to walk through the Arabic district of the Kalsa, you will be amazed from the ruins of the buildings that despite still brings the sign of the second world war they maintain unchanged his own charm.
The church of Spasimo destroyed by the bombardments during the Second World War, has been reconstructed it is remained without roof. But which best roof for a outdoor theater when, the sky is starry? Wine tasting in a wine cafe in the historical center.
3rd day: Cefalù, tasting. Night in S. Cristina Gela
In the first place, we’ll go to Cefalù. Later, you will follow your guide to Regaleali, where wines are produced “Tasca d’Almerita”. Besides the vineyards, they are cultivated also oil you, almond tree and the wheat.
The firm is one of the best producers of wine on the international scene. This is a special place, ancient and that respects the character of the wines that you will try.
You will walk among the vineyards and you will try the wines in the wine cellar. This is the perfect place where we can organize, for the experts of the wine, a territorial tasting to study the characteristics of the territory and the influence on its wines. All the wines are produced from the same wine cellar. In evening reentry to the relay.
4th day: Segesta, Erice, Night in Menfi
The 4th day we will go to Segesta where we will visit the Temple, example of the art Dorica. We continue to Erice, the town built in top to a hill and once devoted to the goddess of the love. Today it is a delicious town from the medieval plant. In the afternoon we’ll reach Menfi that, it receives the recognition of the blue flag for the cleaning of the beaches and the transparency of it sea.
Ulmo’ it is the historical wine cellar of the family Planeta. It rises on the banks of the lake Orange tree, near the city of Sambuca of Sicily.
The family Planeta, one of the actors leader of the rebirth of the Sicilian wines, will entertain you to the guest-house in the land of Menfi. This wine cellar is devoted at production of white wine and chardonnay. The wine cellar is devoted Merlot, Syrah and Burdese to the production of the red wines of quality.
The land appears as a typical suburb of houses place on the hill, absorbed between vineyards and olive groves. And the place devoted a firm among the best producers of Sicilian wine.
5th day: The Temples of Selinunte, Marsala, the Salt pans, tasting. Night in Menfi
In the morning visit to the temples of Selinunte archaeological park.
We continue toward Marsala, place of birth of the famous wine.
Visit to the wine cellars Donnafugata in Marsala, they preserve the plant typical of the “beam” Mediterranean. Dinner in an excellent restaurant on the beach of Menfi.
6th day: Valley of the Temples, Ragusa, Night in Vittoria
After breakfast, leaving Menfi, our tour arrives at the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. It’s the most important Greek site outside of Greece. Then, we will to Ragusa, walk in the historical center of Ibla. The Noto Valley was completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1693. Reconstructed in a Sicilian baroque style that radically changed the face of south-eastern Sicily.
It is a baroque with its very strong identity, made of grinning masks. In the evening accommodation, and dinner with tasting route.
7th day: Modica, Noto, Tasting.
Today will be the turn of another of Baroque jewels: Modica. As you walk along its narrow streets you notice the sinuous staircases that are a characteristic of the city. You will visit the church of St. George, the most important among the 100 churches of the area. Dolceria Bonajuto will be the place to taste the famous chocolate of Modica. A special thing: wine tasting and chocolate.
In the afternoon we will visit Noto and follow the last winery of our trip, Feudo Maccari.
The company follows the principles of biodynamic viticulture to help to express the depth of the character of the soil to wine. Start using terracotta containers, material that does not yield any aromatic characteristic. Pithos is born, a Cerasuolo di Vittoria, fermented and refined entirely in amphorae. Rapunzel from Val di Noto, and Antonio Moretti, chose next winemaking challenge and Nero d’Avola as the star of this challenge. The owners, have restored the farmhouse with great taste, leaving intact the simplicity and warmth of a country house.
8th day: DEPARTURE
Transfer to Catania Airport and end of our services.
The tour can be held all year round.
Quotations on request for pre-established groups of at least 8 participants.
Starting from € 1,780.00 p.p in double room.
The price includes:
– 7 over nights and breakfast
– 1 wine tasting in wine bar + light dinner
– 5 visits to the cellar with tasting
– 5 dinners in the restaurant
– 1 lunch
– minibus and private driver for the entire duration of the trip, as per program
– excursions and visits as a program
– companion for the entire duration of the journey
– local guides for visits to Palermo and Valley of the Temples
The fee does not include:
– personal expenses
– entrances to Museum and archaeological sites
– everything not expressly included in the quote includes’
– local taxes