Sicily Wine Tour with Amelia Singer 20-24th June 2018 - Away With Wine - Wine Tours

Sicily Wine Tour with Amelia Singer 20-24th June 2018

Join our Sicily Wine Tour with Amelia Singer and Sorcha Holloway for an unforgettable adventure discovering the wines and culture of this beautiful island.  We will explore the wine regions of Noto DOC, Etna DOC (on the slopes of the majestic Mount Etna) and Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, as well as the historic towns of Ragusa, Catania and Taormina, over 4 nights  from the 20th to 24th June 2018.
You will become acquainted with the indigenous grapes and excellent wines of these regions e.g. Nero d’Avola, Nerello Mascalese, Grillo, Frappato, Carricante, and begin a love affair with this fascinating island of wine! This exclusive tour is limited to strictly 10 guests – early booking is recommended.

Your Sicily Wine Tour Includes:

2 nights in 4* Hotel in Ragusa

2 nights in 4* Hotel in Catania

Welcome dinner with matched wine

5 winery visits

3 Lunches

All transport (excluding airport transfers)

Tickets for musical performance – details tbc

Guided Tour of Ragusa

Pricing:

 

Price (Euro) per person sharing 2645€

Single supplement 300€

Exclusive 10% Early Bird Discount on all bookings confirmed before 12th January 2018

About Amelia:

Amelia will charm you with her modern approach to wine, and will dismiss any preconceptions you could ever have had about stuffy wine experts! She runs her own consultancy and events business, Amelia’s Wine, and is a host on the fabulous new and exciting television show “The Wine Show”, now being broadcast in over 100 countries worldwide! The new series begins in the UK in the New Year on Channel 5. She is also Brand Ambassador in the UK for Californian Wines, and wine columnist for Waitrose Magazine. We are thrilled to have her travelling with us again after a very successful wine tour with her to Tuscany in 2017, when she was much-loved by all our guests.

Travel:

We recommend flights to Catania, which is well served by many airports and airlines during the summer. Please ask for advice on routes and times. We will provide transfers on request and I will advise as far as possible on similar arrival and departure times so transfers can be shared.

Recommended Reading:

 

The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) – Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

 

The Inspector Montalbano Series (Books and TV!) – Andrea Camilleri

 

The World of Sicilian Wine – Bill Nesto

Your Wine Tour, Planned With Love and Care

Day 1 – 20 June

  • Arrival of the participants in Ragusa Ibla and check in at 4* hotel.
  • Dinner and wine tasting with traditional specialities of the Hyblean plateau region

Day 2 – 21 June

  • Wine tastings and lunch at COS and Gulfi wineries in the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG area
  • In the afternoon guided walk through the baroque city centre of Ragusa – UNESCO listed world heritage
  • Evening at leisure in Ragusa

Day 3 – 22 June

  • After check out winery visit, tasting and lunch at Zisola winery in the NOTO DOC area
  • After lunch check in at your 4* hotel in the city centre of Catania
  • Late afternoon excursion to Taormina: free time and dinner at leisure in Taormina
  • Evening musical performance/opera to be confirmed when schedule available
  • Return to Catania

Day 4 – 23 rd June

  • ETNA DOC wines excursion: visits, lunch and wine tasting at Tenute Mannino di Plachi and Benanti in the eastern slope of ETNA DOC area.
  • Free time in Catania
  • Dinner at leisure in Catania

Day 5 – 24 th June

  • Check out and departure