Etna wine tasting & winery tour
After you have visited Mount Etna, do you want to taste the best wines of the Etna volcano? Take the Etna wine route that will lead you directly to let you taste and smell strong and unique flavors of the Etna wines. Treat yourself with the best Etna Wine tasting tour, the best food experience of your holiday!
How is the tasting of Etna wines conducted?
Do you want to taste a real Sicilian wine from the volcano Etna? Then choose a wine tasting!
During this Etna wine tasting you will taste 3 different Etna wines. The tasting will also be accompanied by a lot of various small local snacks such as cured meats, cheeses, olives, bruschetta and olive oil with fresh bread and an omelet for example. (You can indicate your preference).
During the tasting, the different types of wines will be explained in detail. More information is also provided on how the grapes are cultivated, the grape varieties, and the entire fermentation and aging process.
Before or after the wine tasting, you will enjoy a tour of the vineyards and a visit to the winery. The winery is located among the old lava flows of Mount Etna and still preserves ancient elevations and vineyards, encapsulating the history of the past in the present.
Etna wine tasting characteristics
The wine tasting will introduce you to the true flavors of Sicily and the Etna volcano. You will taste 3 different wines. One white wine and 2 red wines. All the wines are DOC. DOC stands for “Denominazione di Origine Controllata.” It is a designation of origin that says more about the quality and content of the bottle of wine.
You will taste 3/4 different wines while enjoying Sicilian appetizers:
- Scalunera, Etna Bianco DOC
- Scalunera, Etna Rosato DOC*
- Cauru, Etna Rosso DOC
- Scalunera, Etna Rosso DOC
The wine tasting can take place in Italian, German or English. (Italian and German explanations in mother tongue!)
* The Etna Rosato is not always available. So the winetasting is with 3 wines. If the Rosato is available, you will have the change to taste this wine too!
As you walk through the vineyards, across lava rock terraces, you will discover the unique microclimate, volcanic soil and altitude that create extraordinary wines famous throughout the world.
A visit to the ancient cellars and aging room called “Palmento” will give you a detailed insight into the winemaking process.
Opening hours and cellar location
Wine tastings are possible all year round. From Monday to Saturday, you can come here to taste these authentic Sicilian wines from Mount Etna between 10 am and 6 pm. On reservation, sometimes it is also possible on Sundays.
Wine tasting is possible every day on reservation. A minimum of 2 people is required for the wine tasting.
The winery is located in Castiglione di Sicilia, near the volcano Etna. An ideal location before or after a visit to the Etna volcano or the Alcantara Gorges!
Finished your wine tasting? Then you get a 10% discount on the purchase of wine bottles! Double the fun ;-).
Etna wine tasting price
The wine tasting is only by reservation! Please indicate in your request which days you can and what time you prefer. If you have allergies or special wishes, please let us know with your booking request and we will be happy to consider them.
€ 40.00 per person
✓ Tasting of 3 wines
✓ Tasting of local Sicilian appetizers
✓ Guided vineyard tour
✓ Guided tour of the winery location
✓ 10% discount on wine purchase
X Tipping (not obligatory, but much appreciated)
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