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Best Wine Tours in Sicily for any type of wine lovers vacations!

Wine tours in Sicily are some of the best ways to experience the region and a fantastic way to spend the day learning about different wines.

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Top 3 Wine Tasting Tours

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Mazzei - Private Zisola Wine Experience

120
00
One off
  • Hands-on
  • 1.5 hours
  • Max 10 ppl.
Top choice
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The Grand Wine Tour - Marsala Wine Tour

N/A One off
  • Hands-on
  • 8 hours
  • N/A
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Wine Paths - Wine and Herbs Tour

N/A One off
  • Hands-on
  • N/A
  • N/A

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Wine tours in Sicily are some of the best ways to experience the region in all its glory and a fantastic way to spend the day learning about different types of wine and the history behind one of the most interesting wine regions in the world.

This is a list of the best Sicily wine tours and every one of the wine tastings will include the best Sicilian wines produced in the area. You will surely find your favorite Sicily wine tours and will return year after year to experience everything all over again.

You will taste wines accompanied by not only delicious local fares but also amazing views and the lovely company of fellow wine lovers so be sure to join any one of these wine-tasting tours in Sicily for an amazing experience.

1. Mazzei - Private Zisola Wine Experience

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Come and join this amazing private wine tasting for an incredible experience filled with Sicilian wine and you will be adding this to your rotation of regular activities.

You will start in the Cru’s vineyards and make your way to the terrific “Baglio” of the eighteenth century that holds the cellar and the barrel room, and of course enjoy a wine tasting of 6 wines paired with bread, olive oil, and cheese which will add a new level of flavor and perfectly compliment the wines.

This wine tasting will be a truly unique experience to enjoy with a group of friends or family so be sure to bring them along for all the fun!

2. The Grand Wine Tour - Marsala Wine Tour

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This Sicily wine tour is certainly a cut above the rest so make sure that you don’t miss it and that you enjoy the whole experience to the fullest.

You will enjoy a visit to historic cellars of the Donnafugata winery, passing from the underground barrel cellar to reach the Sala delle Botti, enjoy a lovely lunch with the tasting of 4 wines which will get paired with 4 classics of the Sicilian cuisine, and there will even be a blend of autochthonous cultivars available.

You will also enjoy a tour of at Florio winery which will include a guided tour of the cellars followed by a tasting of 4 new Marsala Riserva Florio wines accompanied by delicious nibbles.

3. Wine Paths - Wine and Herbs Tour: Valle Dell'Acate and Aromi Farm

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This experience will take you on a journey that you won’t soon forget about so be sure to make your booking so that you don’t miss out!

you will visit one of the most famous herb farms in Sicily, get the chance to sample the different varieties of herbs and see how they are used alongside other local products. You will also visit a very famous Winery and taste some of their finest wines.

By the end of this experience you will get to enjoy a Sicilian Lunch and you will come to realize why this is one of the best wine tastings to enjoy during your trip.

4. Wine Tour in Sicily - Wine Tour Frank Cornelissen, Tenute di Fessina & Tenuta delle Terre Wineries in Mount Etna

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Come and join this wine tasting experience complete with genuine flavors of the past, contact with nature and of course good, Sicilian wine and food.

You will visit the famous Frank Cornelissen Winery to take part in a wine tasting, Tenute di Fessina for a wine tasting and a tour of the beautiful property, and Tenuta delle Terre Nere where you will get to experience the excellence of this “island within an island” in all its glory.

This experience will open your eyes to new and exciting ideas and of course you will taste some of the best wine so be sure to book your spot and take part in one of the best wine tasting tours in Sicily.

5. Winery Tasting Sicily - Contrada Tasting

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This is one of those wine tasting experiences that you should make sure to be a part of at least once in your life and no matter what, you will enjoy yourself to the fullest.

This intimate wine tasting will include the tasting of 3 different glasses of wine: Contrada Santo Spirito white, White Knight Contrada, and Contrada Santo Spirito red which will be paired with local bread and olive oil that gets produced by the winery.

This is one of those wine tastings that you will be talking about for a long time so make sure that you don’t miss it for the world!

6. Windering - Volcani Wine and Gastronomic Discovery with a light lunch at Oro D'Etna

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This is truly an unparalleled opportunity that will allow you to fully embrace and savor the dynamic energy of the volcano, along with some wine of course!

You will enjoy a picturesque stroll on the property after which you will take part in a private tasting session, guided by dedicated experts. You will indulge in the symphony of flavors while you taste 3 wines from the classic line of Oro d’Etna as well as a distinguished wine from the top line.

Enhancing the tasting journey will be a delectable array of regional delights, all expertly paired to complement the nuanced notes of each one of the wines.

7. Sunny Sicily: Travel in Style - Baroque wine and olive oil tour

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Come and join this wine tasting experience and discover the unique flavors of wine and olive oil in the rugged countryside of the southeastern corner of Sicily.

You will get the chance to see an authentic Sicilian Baglio, enjoy the great wines produced with Sicily’s most famous indigenous varietals, and even get commentary from experts on Sicily and its unique history and culture.

You will spend the whole time in a relaxed environment as you experience a new side to the Sicilian countryside so be sure to bring along some friends to enjoy the day with you!

8. Tours of Sicily - Etna Wine Tour By 4X4

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If beautiful panoramic views and delicious wine is what you are looking for then look no further than this wine tour in Sicily!

You will drive though small Villages of the slopes of Mount Etna, visit a local winery to sample some local snacks and amazing wine, make a brief stop at the 2002 lava flow reachable by jeep and continue to drive until you reach Piano Provenzana.

You will end this experience by driving along the wine road of Mount Etna, cross large expanses of vineyards to stop at another local winery and enjoy wine tasting/lunch before driving back to Taormina.

9. Eracle Travels - Wine Experience on Mt Etna

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This is the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mount Etna along with the delicious wines that get produced here.

You will enjoy a private tour complete with an English speaking tour operator and private transport as you visit 2 different wineries and enjoy wine tastings at both. You will also end your tour with a scrumptious lunch accompanied by a beverage.

This is the perfect outing to enjoy with a group of friends or family so be sure to bring them along to share in the experience.

10. Winerist - Bicycle Ride And Wine Tour In Marsala From Palermo

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Come and be a part of this fascinating bicycle excursion and discover the scenic wonders of the Lylibean coastline along with local wines during this half-day wine tour for yourself.

You will ride through the Nature Reserve of Saline di Trapani e Paceco, head back on your bikes and cycle towards the Stagnone di Marsala with its windmills and beaches, enjoy a lunch, and maybe even visit the island of Motya independently.

You will end with a visit to one of the historic wineries of Marsala, where you will also get the opportunity to taste some of the typical local wines.

Each one of these wine tasting tours in Sicily will be a unique experience and will blow you away each time no matter how many times you attend them. These are the best wine tours in Sicily and any wine lover will will enjoy the experience.

Be sure to also take a look at the best wine tours in Taormina if you are looking for more experiences to add to your vacation plans that are full of wine and set against amazing locations.

Disclaimer: Note that the food images displayed on this website are for illustrative purposes only. They are not indicative of the actual dishes or presentations you should expect during the classes. We strive to provide the best culinary experience, but the appearance of dishes may vary. Always refer to class descriptions and details for accurate information on what to expect.

Frequent Asked Questions

Val di Demone in North East Sicily is considered the best wine region in Sicily. Visiting this region is a must for anyone in the area and its most famous wines are based on the slopes of Etna, which produces some of Italy’s finest, invigorating, fresh, and aromatic white and red wines so be sure to come and experience them for yourself.

Wine tasting experiences and wine tours are unique throughout the year, but the optimal periods are generally the spring and fall seasons so book your dates ahead of time so that yo can be assured of your spot during your vacation.

  1. Choose the wine areas you want to visit ahead of time

  2. Choose the best season depending on the region and the type of wine that you want to taste

  3. Book in advance so that your spot is safe

  4. Plan which wineries you would like to visit on which days

  5. Visit no more than 2 or 3 wineries a day to ensure that you are not rushed

  6. Make the most of your visit and don’t forget to have fun

  7. You don’t need to be a pro to go for wine tasting so there will be no need to feel out of place

Sicily is the crossroads of the Mediterranean and it has a winemaking history that goes back 3000 years. Here you will find over 65 native wine varieties, and Sicily makes flavors that can only be found on the island.

The mountainous island of Sicily boasts with no less than 450 plus wineries who in turn exploit the 23 subregions of Sicily vineyards, and altogether they cover up to 250,000 acres of vines.

The most celebrated and widely planted grape that can be found in Sicily is called Nero d’Avola, and it was brought to the island by Greeks in 6th Century BC. Its wines are characterized by a full depth of flavor, fruit-forward acidity, and well-balanced minerality throughout the whole wine.

The tasting is usually priced at $20 per person.

The recommended shoes to wear on wine tours include wedge sandals, flat dress shoes or stylish boots. If you’re going to a winery where walking through the vineyard is part of the experience, which is becoming more common, especially in Sonoma County, be sure to wear flat, close-toed shoes for more comfort.

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