Etna & Wine

Etna Rosso is the name of the typical DOC (Controlled Denomination of Origin) red wine vinified on the slopes of Mount Etna. The Etna DOC area includes about 20 municipalities on the slopes of the volcano, and it is one of the eldest denominations in Italy, which has been registered in 1968. In the same year a major eruption on the volcano formed the crater called Bocca Nuova, which is currently active. The area of Mt. Etna can be considered an Island in the Island due to climate variability and soil, which draw many different environments, and represent an ideal terroir to produce excellent wines. The vineyards are grown on volcanic soils, mostly at an altitude between 300 and 1.000 meters. The main authoctonous grape varieties are: Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio for the Etna Rosso (red) and Caricante, Cataratto and Minnella for the Etna Bianco (white). Etna DOC wine, with its typical color, its intense aromas and its persistent taste in the mouth is now recognized as one of the most important Italian wines. We will guide you to the tasting of Etna DOC wines: Etna Rosso and Etna Bianco discovering the winemaking process from the vineyard to the cellar. A wine tour to discover the oenology of the volcano. Let us lead you through the old Contrade (districts) of Mt. Etna to discover the Sicilian wines, evidence of a millennium-long tradition.

The Wine and the Volcano

Wine Tours

Guided tour on Mt Etna, visiting one of the Etna DOC wine producers, transfer included. You will explore a lava cave walk on the edge of an extinct crater and a...

Wine of Alcantara river

Wine Tours

Full day tour on the region of Alcantara, transfer included. You will walk among the beautiful paths of this territory discovering the autochthonous vineyards...