Sicily has the most vineyards of any other region in Italy, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the best places to visit for wine. The island enjoys a Mediterranean climate along with incredibly fertile soil that is perfect for growing grapes, and is known for producing some of the best wine in the whole country.
The origins of winemaking in Sicily are ancient, and the same techniques have been passed down through generations and are still used across the island’s wineries to produce classic varieties such as the ‘Marsala’ which is a sweet, fortified wine frequently used in cooking. If you’re visiting Sicily’s vineyards, the rich red Nero d’Avola comes highly recommended, as do several dry white wines produced from grapes that are grown in Mount Etna’s rich, volcanic soil.
For an unforgettable experience of Sicily’s viticulture, our ‘8-Day Wines and Foods of Sicily’ tour takes you around this beautiful island with plenty of excursions to famous vineyards for tasting experiences that are perfectly paired with local cuisine.