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

4.9 / 5

39 reviews

Activity provider: Prestelli Sicily Tours

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

Activity provider: Prestelli Sicily Tours
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From US$ 201.46 per person

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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)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

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

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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

100% recommend this winery tour! We were able to visit 3 amazing wineries which all had a beautiful setting, amazing wine to taste and provided a great overall experience. All served enough food to perfectly complement the tasting! You are not left hungry! The tour/guide offers ample time at each winery. Would absolutely recommend this tour

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July 20, 2022

It was a good trip, with a nice and friendly driver. We had four people in the car, besides the driver. He was patient and accommodating. The first wine place was good, got three glasses of wine including a glass of bubbles and some bread snacks. The second place was bigger and a bit more touristy, they were nice and friendly. We got four glasses, but the first glass of white wine was refilled. We got a nice plate with cheese, sausage and vegetables. Third place was our favourite, more family-oriented with few wines, but a nice view of Etna and good service. Although the guide on site was not family, she was very committed to the site and the wines.

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July 9, 2022

Product ID: 161262