Spring vines in Trapani Province
The Vines Of Sicily In Springtime
Vinyard in spring, Trapani Province… This is where and when wine-making begins.
Sunset At A Winery In Sicily
Savor a sunset tour with an enologist at one of Etna’s most revered vineyards during our October Stunning Sicily tour. Your time with the author of the new book, The Etna Report, will go deep into the viniculture of the volcanic wine region and the wine-making process. You’ll learn all about what makes Etna Bianco…
Take Me To This Terrace
Because with all that has to be done on this holiday week, thoughts of this terrace on Levanzo island keep me going. I hope you are inspired to dream of Sicily too!
Wine Making: Old and New
The old-fashioned way (using foot stomping and a wicker wheel), on the left, and the modern way (stainless steel equipment), on the right, to macerate wine grapes.
Depending on the region of the island (Sicily has many microclimates.), the grape harvest has started. These Nerello Mascalese grapes, indigenous to Etna, are not yet ready, but the wine maker is measuring the grapes’ vitals every day to strike when the moment is right.
Sip and Savor
Slowly savor Sicilian wines during your first evening in Sicily with a wine tasting and dinner pairing … Experience it on September 23 … Contact me at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com for the full, 8-day, small-group, multi-sensory tour itinerary.
The Grapes of Sicilian Wine
The terraces and stone walls of Randazzo on Mount Etna’s north face make for a special environment to grow grapes from ancient vines. Grape varieties such as Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccino grow about a half a mile above sea level, where the salty sea winds meet fresh, crisp mountain air that converges with volcanic,…
Enchanting Sicily, Day 9: Ascending Etna
LIVE from Sicily! | As we ascended Etna today to learn about and taste Etna wines, we saw chestnut trees, lava slopes, and grapes still on the vine. We tasted three or four varietals and enjoyed a long lunch of information and… delicious local sausage made from wild, black boar. Thank you @etnawineschool for a…
The Stakes are High
Vines (These are special because they stand singularly apart from other vines.) photographed on the slope of Mount Etna in Randazzo. Cheers!