Sicily Wine
Vitigni-Sicilia

Sicily is the largest mediterranean island, including the Aeolian Islands, Aegadian Islands, Pelagie Islands, Pantelleria and Ustica. Globally these islands are 25% mountains, 61% hills and 14% flatlands. The region borders with the Ionian Sea, the Sicilian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea. Vineyards occupy 123.000 hectares, mostly white-berried grapes. The main vines are: Catarratto, Grillo, Inzolia o Ansonica, Grecanico, Trebbiano toscano, Carricante, Damaschino, Grecanico dorato, Malvasia di Lipari, Zibibbo, Calabrese, Nero d’Avola, Nerello mascalese, Nerello cappuccio, Syrah, Sangiovese, Frappato, Perricone, Greco nero, Cabernet Franc.


Sicilia

Wines

  • Alcamo
  • Avola Igt
  • Camarro Igt
  • Cerasuolo di Vittoria
  • Contea di Sclafani
  • Contessa Entellina
  • Delia Nivolelli
  • Eloro
  • Erice
  • Etna
  • Faro
  • Fontanarossa di Cerda Igt
  • Malvasia delle Lipari
  • Mamertino di Milazzo
  • Marsala o Vino Marsala 
  • Menfi
  • Monreale
  • Moscato di Pantelleria
  • Noto
  • Pantelleria
  • Riesi
  • Salaparuta
  • Salemi Igt
  • Salina Igt
  • Sambuca di Sicilia
  • Santa Margherita di Belice
  • Sciacca
  • Sicilia
  • Siracusa
  • Terre Siciliane Igt
  • Valle Belice Igt
  • Vittoria

The Officine Turistiche‘s activities in Sicily

A hike and an aperitif with local products from Iblei Mountains and Nero d’Avola wine
A light hike of about 4 km on the Modica side of the Iblean region will let you admire the Cava d’Ispica necropolis, the Sican castle, and a wide variety of fruit trees, plants and flowers. Once at the Scirocco refuge, you will taste quality products selected for you paired with local wine. A sommelier will serve you wine from the cerasuolo di Vittoria area.
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A trail through tastes of Sicilian food and wine
Valle dell’Acate is a winemaking farm set close to Acate, in a new and unusual territory, where the eye can travel all the way to the Iblei Mountains. This tasting itinerary winds through the farm’s vineyards, the modern barriques and tonneaux aging cellar, the old palmento (millstone) turned into wine museum, to end with a tasting of 5 wines paired with typical Sicilian dishes. The main characters in this tasting, aside from thetraditional recipes prepared with local organic products, are two important vines: Frappato, for wines with delicate fruity scents, and Nero d’Avola, more structured, decisive and enduring.
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About Author

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Guido Clerici
Guido Clerici | Photographer since 1990, belongs to the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italy’s Order of Journalists) since 2004. He has published covers, articles and advertisements on major Italian and international magazines (GQ Italy, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, GQ Spain, AD Russia, Traveller Russia, Max, Abitare, Interni), portraying national and international celebrities such as John Malkovich, Casey Stoner, Chef Cracco, Vico Magistretti, Winton Marsalis, Pistorius and many others. He works with companies and architecture and design studios making pictures for brochures, catalogues, and websites. He has been represented by Grazia Neri, Italy’s main photographic agency, and Agenzia LUZphoto of Milan. Beside photography, he works in the food-and-wine and tourism field. Between 2010 and 2012 he earns a Travel Agency Technical Director title, a Sommelier diploma with AIS and a Cheese Taster title with ONAF. Through Officine Turistiche, a website offering environmentally friendly wine-and-food itineraries, he also offers photo shooting, websites design, and event management.