Drink Sicily 

Experience Sicily’s Evelina Buttitta and her husband toured Abbazia Santa Anastasia cantina in the Madonie Mountains today. She said it was, “Bellissimo.” Sicily has a robust wine production industry. For your visit to the region, we can organize tastings and tours of vineyards throughout the island, so you can “drink Sicily” too! 

High Tech Vintage

Once wine grapes are harvested and pressed, the juice is brought here to begin the fermentation process. Today, wine making is very high tech. The wood barrels are still important, but they come later. First, however, stainless steel, temperature controlled, light controlled, and closely monitored containers create the liquid that becomes the wine we love….

Back to School

I learned so much about wine today from Etna Wine School’s Benjamin Spencer. Together we visited Vivera Winery on Etna, where the founder’s son Eugenio gave us a tour and explained their wine-making process. Eugenio was a wonderful host. Benjamin was a joy to meet… Wine is poetry! More about this fabulous day in the…

Vino on Etna

I am boarding my plane to Palermo from JFK right now! On my list of things to see and do in Sicily this visit is to meet with an enologist on Mount Etna who will be leading our group on Day 9 of September’s Enchanting Sicily small-group tour at a vineyard, just like this one… …