Sicily is known and famed for its wine, and rightly so. You may have heard of Marsala wine for example. It comes from the western side of the island. But while it is arguably the most famous wine Sicily has produced, it is but a small example of the plentiful different wine available from this island.
Sicily is a major wine producer, so if you have a taste for the stuff, a holiday here provides the perfect opportunity to go out on a wine tour. There are two options available to you here. The first is to go it alone and meander from region to region, exploring the various vineyards you happen upon as you go. The second – and I think by far the best – is to book yourself onto an official wine tour.
The delights of one-day wine tour experiences
You would be surprised how much you can learn in a day. A fully-guided tour will see you learn far more than you’d be likely to on your own. For example, you’ll get access to one or more vineyards depending on the area you’re in. You can also learn how various wines are made and of course, taste the results too! Who would head out on a wine tour without the promise of a little drop or two here and there to provide sustenance?
With tours available throughout Palermo, Siracusa, Agrigento and many other areas, you’re certain to find one close to your choice of holiday villa that will fit your needs perfectly. Try and look for one that offers a private car or a small tour bus, as you will learn far more as part of a smaller group than if you opt for a large coach tour. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions as well. Read more about it here.
Where to taste?
Sicily offers so much in the way of vineyards that it’s incredibly easy to find the most appropriate wine tasting location. For example, some tours offer tasting in a wine cellar, which definitely adds to the experience and takes you out of the heat of the sun for a while. Others offer further exploration of the vineyards themselves, so check the details of each before making a booking.
The great news is wherever you’re staying in Sicily, you’ll find ample opportunities to visit known wine destinations. With Val di Noto, Terre Sicane, Alcamo and Marsala Terre d’Occidente available among others, you’ll soon see just how exciting a wine tour in Sicily can be.