Catania Cooking & Etna Vineyards™

Mount Etna Wine Tour & Gourmet Tasting Lunch ~ 1 Day

Walk in the shadow of Mount Etna as you experience a wine tour and tasting lunch at Sicily’s most important wine maker – a noble family who has been making wine since 1880.  Get ready to sip and swirl for a wine experience featuring five wines with a light lunch or five wines with full-course lunch set on Mount Etna.  Our Etna wine tour and tasting lunch takes you to the most famous Etna vineyard, winemaking cellars with press, and tasting room with the wine pairing lunch to follow.

Discover Mount Etna’s diverse viticulture spanning 18 hectares of this estate!  Learn about the complexities of how climate and soil contribute to the essence of indigenous Nerello Macales, Nerrello Cappuccio, Carricante, Minella, and Nero d’Avola grape varieties.

Your Sicily wine tour starts with an introduction to the winery hosted by our English-speaking sommelier. Next visit the ancient vineyard, then to the palmento, the ancient stone press dating back to the 1700s, then the antique cellar where you will enjoy a tasting including the award-winning wine and full course Catania cooking style lunch with pasta reale, a traditional Sicilian almond paste cookie.

Join us for a day of food and wine while learning about winemaking traditions, modern technology, and a historic wine story.  This one-of-a-kind wine tour in Sicily Catania features Etna kitchen cuisine paired with award-winning wine.

Program Includes:

  • Wine tour and tasting lunch with English-speaking sommelier, which takes you to the vineyard, winemaking cellars with press, and tasting room with a wine tasting lunch to follow.
  • Select five wines with either a light lunch including a selection of gourmet delicacies, or a full-course gourmet lunch.

Program Prices

$165 per person based on 2 guests, Light Lunch, five wines and a light traditional Sicilian lunch.

$275 per person based on 2 guests, Gourmet Lunch, five wines and a full-course Sicilian lunch.

Please note: prices do not include transportation, accommodations or any other excursions. If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port, please let us know your meeting point, group size and we will send pricing to you.

Check Availability

2024 Dates: Classes are available throughout the year. You can check in and start your cooking program any day of the week, as this program is offered 12 months per year. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.