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Catania, Taormina, Messina: 3 Etna Wineries Tour & Tasting

4.9 / 5

44 reviews

Activity provider: Prestelli Sicily Tours

Catania, Taormina, Messina: 3 Etna Wineries Tour & Tasting

Activity provider: Prestelli Sicily Tours

From US$ 249.85 per person

Tour three top Etna wineries, where you will learn about their wine production process. The owners will take your group around their vineyards, and you will taste different types of white, rose and red wines, accompanied by fresh domestic food.

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Duration 6.5 - 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, Russian
Pickup included
Your private guide/ driver will pick you up from your hotel or port in Catania or Messina.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the three best family-run Etna wineries during a private tour by comfortable air-conditioned car
  • Taste 12 different wines from volcanic terrain accompanied by fresh organic locally produced food
  • Visit cellars and learn the process of Etna wine production at each winery
  • Spend an unforgettable day in the Sicilian countryside traveling on picturesque Etna slopes
  • Hear about the history and culture of Sicily from your private friendly local guide
Full description
Your personal guide will pick you up from your hotel/ port and you will start your wonderful tour around the top Etna wineries. Driving by comfortable, air-conditioned car or minivan through the small authentic mountain villages, you will admire unforgettable picturesque views of the Sicilian countryside full of oranges and lemon plantations, olives and almond trees, houses and churches built of lava stone. The Mount Etna eruptions feed the soil, and that is why this region is considered to be one of the best in the world for growing grapes and wine production. You will visit the three best wineries at the Etna slopes. Wines from these wineries are on the top lists of premium international wine associations.  The first venue will be a family-run winery, world-famous for its outstanding wines. Here, you will be welcomed by the owner with a glass of an awesome white wine aperitif. Sipping refreshing wine, you will have a guided tour around the estate, after which you will visit the cellars where the owner or your private sommelier will explain to you the wine production process.

Finally, you will sit at a wonderful terrace with a breathtaking view of mountains and Ionian coastline, and with your personal sommelier, start your food and wine tasting.

You will taste 4 excellent white, red and rose Etna D.O.C. wines with locally produced cheeses, salami, prosciutto, sausages, couscous, vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, mushrooms, domestic olive oil and fresh homemade bread. Enjoy the panoramic view and the unique atmosphere of the Sicilian countryside. You will be driven to the second venue – another outstanding Etna winery, where the owner will give you a tour around the estate.

With a professional sommelier, you will taste 4 brilliant red, rose and white wines of the region. 

You will continue the tour driving to the next venue, an ancient family run winery with authentic charm.

After your guided visit to the cellars, you will taste 3 premium red and white wines accompanied by fresh domestic appetizers: locally produced cheeses, meat delicacies, olives, olive oil and fresh bread.  After the tour, your personal guide will bring you back to your accommodation.

Includes
  • Wine tasting (12 different wines in an unlimited amount)
  • Food tasting at each winery
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Private driver/ guide
  • Hotel/port pick-up and drop-off
  • Private tour only for your party
  • Transportation between sights by comfortable air-conditioned private car or minivan
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This was the best decision we made while visiting the Catania area. Maurizio was such a wonderful, sweet and knowledgeable guide - we could not recommend him more! On the way to Mt Etna we stopped in Maurizio’s town where he generously gifted us delicious pastries/desserts as a gift as we were on our honeymoon. We went to Patria, Tornatore and Gambino wineries. We received a tour of the cellar at Patria and enjoyed the stunning views. Tornatore was a quicker stop but very cute and fun! Gambino was a much busier winery with amazing wines and views! We were given local meats, cheeses, olives, bread, etc at each place. We loved this experience and highly recommend!

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December 16, 2022

Great Experience, if you can request Maurizio to be your guide you will be in great hands. He definitely enhanced the experience. He shared history of Sicily as we drove from vineyard to vineyard. He is extremely knowledgeable and personable. Each vineyard had its own characteristics so all three were unique in their own way. This experience is a must if you can make it happen.

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November 16, 2022

Marco was very knowledgeable about the history of Sicily, Mt Etna, and the vineyards. He did all of the explaining as he drove to and from the vineyards. The vineyards that were chosen all had excellent wines and a nice selection of food to match the wine. The views from the vineyards were spectacular and he took photos for us too.

August 4, 2022

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