The best wineries

Discovering the best Sicilian Wineries, a journey through the history, art, nature and culture of the island

Thanks to its variegated geographical characteristics and terrain, Sicily produces a large variety of grapes with different characteristics. The vines are grown in territories very different from each other in terms of altitude, climate and conformation. These range from the coastal areas of Agrigento to the hills of Trapani and Marsala, to the higher areas of the Etna Volcano. There are many internal areas of the island that produce excellent wines, including Palermo, Ragusa and Syracuse. Today, food and wine tours are more and more in demand and appreciated as a way to discover the territory. Many wineries organise day trips for guests, offering an opportunity to admire the landscape, get to know the wine making techniques, visit the cellars and taste the Sicilian wines and local products. Many Sicilian wineries offer hospitality, we point out the most important in the various sections divided by geographical areas.

For those who want to become immediately acquainted with the most significant, here is a small selection which we recommend:

, Duca di Salaparuta, Donnafugata, Planeta, Pellegrino, Cusumano, Tasca D'Almerita, Terre Nere, Barone di Villagrande, Alessandro di Camporeale, Spadafora, Cottanera, Baglio Pianetto, Benanti, De Bartoli, Rapitalà.

To begin to become acquainted with them, we also point out the main grape varieties present in Sicily:

Autochthonous grape varieties
Red wines: Nero d’Avola, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, Carricante, Nocera, Perricone, Frappato
White wines: Catarratto, Grecanico, Carriccante, Grillo, Inzolia. Sweet white wines: Malvasia delle Lipari and Zibibbo or Moscato

Allochthonous grape varieties
Vini rossi: Cabernet-Sauvignon
, Sirah, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc and Merlot
Vini bianchi: Chardonnay, Viognier, Müller Thurgau and Sauvignon blanc