Etna: Wine Tasting and Food Tour

USD 122



Embark on a wine connoisseur's dream journey as you sample a selection of seven esteemed Etna wines, expertly paired with a visit to two prestigious wineries. Delight your senses with a taste of local specialties, including golden honey and rich, fragrant Sicilian olive oil. The pièce de résistance is a traditional Sicilian lunch, carefully crafted to showcase the region's authentic flavors.

Our journey begins in Zafferana Etnea, a charming town that has been shaped by the fiery forces of nature. Our expert guide will lead us through the streets, pointing out areas where lava flows have left their mark. This picturesque town is renowned for its sweet delight - honey! Indulge in a delightful honey tasting experience, accompanied by other local specialties, including the region's finest extra virgin olive oil. Next, we'll venture into the world of winemaking at a local Etna winery, where an expert sommelier will introduce us to the region's finest wines. We'll uncover the secrets behind the production of each bottle, from the early pruning stages to the final harvest. As we sip on six carefully selected wines, our sommelier guide will walk us through the nuances of each vintage, including some exceptional Etna varieties. As lunchtime approaches, we'll make our way to another esteemed winery, where a delectable three-course meal awaits. Each dish has been expertly paired with three Etna Doc wines, showcasing the region's white and red varieties. After lunch, we'll explore the vineyards, gaining insight into the art of winemaking from expert oenologists and sommeliers. As the day draws to a close, we'll return to Catania, our senses satiated and our appreciation for Sicilian wine and cuisine enhanced.