Wine tasting on Mount Etna
Get to know the vulcano
Tasting Etna wines is an experience to be prepared for with a light, healthy and holistic approach. This is my goal: walking my guests through the land, air and landscape that surround the grapes, the main character of the Etna wine world.
Wine is a very authentic way to discover and enjoy the essence of a place and learn its characteristics. My Mount Etna experiences are never extreme. Altitudes I choose allow enjoying woods of chestnuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, without missing lava scenarios.
Wine tasting Etna
In a certain way we follow the route of the water that reaches the roots of the vines and I tell the story of Mount Etna including its vegetation, wildlife, farmers’ life and legends.
At the end, when we will watch the wine being poured into a glass we will be more aware of what is behind it from the soil to the cellar and the satisfaction of knowledge is the very ingredient that makes the experience unforgettable.
Walkings are of easy-medium difficulty and good for walker kids. Tasting of Etna wines in wineries can be chosen together according to your tastes and availability.
1) East side, Milo: walk to see the Quercus Ilex dated 600 years, and 1950/51 lava fronts. 2 hour-hike followed by a wine and food tasting at a historical winery. Or Crateri Silvestri and Piano Vetore, to enjoy a easy nice walk to also see a Hornitos, a lava cave and walk 1 hour into nature, wine and food tasting follows at a historical winery.
2) North Etna, Linguaglossa Piano Provenzana: 2002 lava front, huge trails amongst the astragalus pillows, and craters. According to availability we will enjoy wine and food tasting at one of the wineries in the north side of Etna that offer excellent interpretations of Etna grapes Nerello Mascalese and Cappuccio, Carricante and Catarratto.
3) Etna South, Mompilieri: from the craters of Mompilieri and Monti Rossi grow vines from four generations together with olive trees. This choice, besides an easy walk along the craters that covered Catania in 1669 offers to have a tasting experience of Etna wines and Olive oils.
4) Make it Private: comfortably at home, in a Sicilian style home, dated 1911, surrounded by lemon groves, we offer a wine tasting with a selection of wines from all four Etna sides, accompanied by Sicilian traditional dishes, homemade with ingredients strictly from the family garden, contact me for more information.