Mt Etna Wine Tour
Visit 3 top wineries and taste the best Etna wines
Our Mt Etna Wine Tour takes you to the Etna wine region and to three of the top wineries! Vines have been cultivated on Mt Etna since ancient times, maybe from the beginning of the Bronze age, which is 4 or 5 millennium ago. The Greeks introduced new systems of cultivation and elevated wine to a deeply-rooted cultural phenomenon. Theocritus wrote about the vineyards on the slopes of Mt. Etna in the 3rd century BC.
Despite the difficulties due to the volcano eruptions and the presence of fine sands in the soils that damage the vines, the wines produced today on the slopes of Mt Etna are of excellent quality. They were the first to qualify for the DOC designation in 1968. They include rosados (rosé’s), dry white and dry red wines and are made mainly from Caricante, Catarratto, and Nerello Mascalese, a deep-colored black grape with spicy notes mostly grown in eastern Sicily.
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