Private 7-Hour Tour of Three Etna Wineries with Tasting from Syracuse

Private 7-Hour Tour of Three Etna Wineries with Tasting from Syracuse
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$234.12
Duration: 7 hours
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During this private (from 2 people) 7-hour tour by comfortable air-conditioned car with English speaking local licensed guide, you will visit three best Etna wineries, where you will learn about their wine production process. Wines from these wineries are on top lists of inernational wine ratings. The owners will take your group around their vineyards and to the cellars, and you will taste different types of white, rose and red wines, accompanied by fresh domestic food. All food, drink, and fees are included in the price of this tour. This tour is private, only for your group - nobody else, to assure the highest quality service.

Your personal English speaking local licensed guide will pick you up at your hotel/port in Syracuse and you will start your wonderful private travel (from 2 people) around top Etna wineries. Driving by comfortable, air-conditioned car through the small authentic mountain villages, you will admire unforgettable picturesque views of Sicilian countryside full of oranges and lemon plantations, olives and almond trees, houses and churches built of lava stone.

The Etna Volcano erupting feeds 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 three best wineries at 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 with more than 100 years history dating back to the end of the 19th century. The winery is world famous with its outstanding wines. Here you will have a guided visit around the estate and of the cellars, including the underground cellar, visit the Monte Gorna vineyard and its ancient millstone. The owner or your private sommelier will tell you the history of the winery and explain the wine production process. After the guided tour, you will taste "The Wines of the Volcano" - a surprising tasting of four wines from Etna, two white and two red, authentic expressions of the precious characteristics of the native autochthonous vines of the Etna DOC region and of the extraordinary peculiarities of the volcanic "terroir". Four labels to discover the different nuances that winemaking excellence can take in a single territory like Etna. Tasting will be accompanied by bread and breadsticks.

Enjoying panoramic views and unique atmosphere of Sicilian countryside, you will drive to the second venue – another outstanding world-famous Etna winery, where you will have a guided tour around the estate and to the cellars, and with a professional sommelier you will taste 5 brilliant sparkling, red and white Etna DOC wines of the region with locally produced food: Sicilian apetizers parmigiana, caponata, cheeses, ricotta, salami, prosciutto, spinach, vegetables, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, domestic olive oil and fresh home-made bread.

You will continue the tour driving to the next venue, an estate with century-old roots cultivating their vineyards on the slopes of Mount Etna since 1727. After the guided visit of the estate and of the cellars, you will taste 5 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 or port.

During this private (from 2 people) 7-hour tour by comfortable air-conditioned car with English speaking local licensed guide, you will visit three best Etna wineries, where you will learn about their wine production process. Wines from these wineries are on top lists of inernational wine ratings. The owners will take your group around their vineyards and to the cellars, and you will taste different types of white, rose and red wines, accompanied by fresh domestic food. All food, drink, and fees are included in the price of this tour. This tour is private, only for your group - nobody else, to assure the highest quality service.