All the cellars we will visit during our wine tours are chosen with a great care, have a great reputation and make award winning wines.
Usually we prefer to go small and family run wineries to have the opportunity to discuss the wines and the wine making with the owner or the wine maker.
Sicily is very famous all around the world for its wine production. Many Sicilian wine have been awarded in the last ten years as the best wines of the world at Vinitaly (Verona), the largest wine exhibition in the world.
Mount Etna is also well known for its wine production. The vulcano’s fertile soil and the peculiar microclimate provide an ideal ambientation for high quality wines. The wines of Etna (Red, Rosé, White and Superior White varieties) were the first in Sicily to qualify for the DOC designation in 1968.
The most important wine grapes of Mount Etna are: Nerello Mascalese(black grape, historically prevalent on Etna, base of Etna Rosso DOC), Cataratto (white, most common secondary grape allowed in Etna Bianco DOC), Carricante (white grape base for the Etna Bianco DOC) and Nerello Cappuccio or Mantellato (black grape, used to make the Etna rosso Doc in a percentage no greater than 20%).