From Catania: Private Wine Tour & Tasting Near Mount Etna

From Catania: Private Wine Tour & Tasting Near Mount Etna

From US$ 410.08 per person

Come taste some distinctive wines, learn their history and tradition in a beautiful area of Sicily, close to Mount Etna. Visit the vineyards and taste different wines and local olive oils. A truly unmissable experience for any wine lover.

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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 9:45 AM
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  • Explore a beautiful area of Sicily rich in tradition and culture and admire Mount Etna just above you
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the vineyards, where the grapes of some of the most famous Sicilian wines grow
  • Taste different varieties of wines and a selection of extra virgin olive oils DOP
Full description
In 2008, after spending a long time looking for the best land for their vineyards, the Planeta family stopped on the northern slope of Etna, next to the lava flows and the woods that surround Passopisciaro. Here, the family planted their vines and, in 2012, gave birth to the cellar and the winery. The estate is spread south and north of the village. To the north, in the middle of the beautiful vineyards of Sciara Nuova (and over 800 meters above sea level), some fascinating old buildings have been restored, which now represent Planeta's hospitality heart. To the south, near the vineyard of Feudo di Mezzo, the winery was built just at the center of a 16th Century lava flow. Nearby are also the vineyards of Torreguarino, Pietramarina and Montelaguardia- the ideal vines for their white wines. In Sciara Nuova a part of the ancient terraces has been transformed into a "vineyards theater," which hosts every summer the Sciara Nuova Festival, one of the cultural productions that was created and produced by the Planeta family. The visit to the winery combines a guided tour and tasting of 4 different wines, throughout a journey to discover the varied Planeta production. Each tasting ends with a selection of extra virgin oils DOP Val di Mazara Planeta. If you wish, you can integrate the tasting, buying more wines by the glass or wine bottles.
  • Guided tour of the vineyards: tour of the winery Feudo di Mezzo and of the Sciaranuova Vineyards (approximately 45 minutes)
  • Tasting of 4 wines (2 white and 2 red) and a selection of extra virgin oils DOP Val di Mazara Planeta (approximately 45 minutes)
  • Round trip from Catania via private transfer without guide (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes each way)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guide during the car transfer
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 163 (95131 Catania). Your driver will be waiting for you at the parking area on the right side of the street, just in front of Libreria San Paolo.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The duration of the transfer is approximately 1-hour and 15 minutes each way (the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions)
  • Minimum drinking age is 18-years-old
  • The tour of the vineyards is possible only with good weather conditions
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Product ID: 80814