Are you from England, Holland, Germany? Do you like good wine? If so you’re reading the right article about Sicilian wine and wineries on Mount Etna.
Sicily is the right place to visit at any time of the year. If you decide to travel in April maybe the weather will be not sunny every day but spring is in the air and I’m sure you will love Sicily!
I want to suggest the 3 wineries that I’m certain you’ll love it.
1- Barone di Villagrande wine and resort.
Since 1727 the Nicolosi family has produced wine. The winery and the vineyards are situated 700 mt above sea level, on a beautiful terrain with an amazing sea view.
Years ago the family opened the winery to wine lovers and people who love Sicilian food and charming location. It is possible to have a guided tour of the property and sample their wine and local cuisine.
They start the wine sampling with white wine, then red and at the end you may taste the new product “ Malvasia” a special wine come from Salina in the Eolian Island. I suggest you to try the “ Etna Rosso” a strong and warm wine.
For info www.villagrande.it
2- Graci wineries
Solicchiata and PassoPisciaro are the locations with the largest number of wineries on Mount Etna.
I suggest that you visit the beautiful winery, it is in a wonderful location in the Alcantara’s valley.
There you find Graci winery: a very intersting winery, in which they only cultivate traditional varieties indigenous to Mount Etna : the owners respect local traditions.
Try ” quota 600″ , my favourite white wine.
3- Cantine Nicosia
You will find not only a good wine but also a good restaurant and a lot of appointment for food lovers in Www.cantinenicosia.it
Based in Trecastagni, at the foot of one of the extinguished craters dotting Mount Etna, the vineyards have been completely restructured and replanted, focusing on the native varieties used for Etna DOC wines: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio for the red, and Catarratto and Carricante for the white.
Book your gudied tour, enjoy the new “organic” wine and enjoy the restaurant.