Postcards from Sicily

Sicily, my new favorite destination in Italy.  A lot has changed in the 20 years that have passed since we initially travelled to Sicily. Most notably is the development of the wine industy, which means wine tasting holidays in Sicily, combined with the foodie experiences across this Italian Island are now a bucket list, must do, travel experiences when travelling to Italy. Unique experiences for wine lovers, combined with 5 star accommodation and wonderful local cuisine makes this a very special wine and food tour Italy.

Donnafugata barrel hall Sicily
Donnafugata Sicily

Some of the unique grape varieties include

Grillo is a traditional Sicilian grape whose modern potential has been recognized by the island’s young generation of winemakers, who are bottling it in styles ranging from bright and savory to structured and mature. Grillo is one of the best-known Sicilian grapes.

Grillo Grapes

NERO D’AVOLA

For centuries, Sicily has been a benchmark of quality for the global wine market, and the indigenous grape Nero d’Avola, in particular, is an icon of Sicilian oenology. Today, the “little black grape” has been uplifted even further by a new generation of winemakers who are winning accolades for the wines’ elegance and drinkability. Along with Grillo, Nero D’Avola is a popular Sicilian grape.

For more information on Grape Varieties in Sicily click here.

Wine Grapes Sicily
Grape Varietals Sicily

Our new tour to Sicily kicks off with effect from now, so take a look at this link and let me know when you want to travel. The good news is , you can travel  when you want to travel, as long as there are two of you travelling together. This is not a group tour, this is a luxury travel experience, visiting the best of the best, so expect to be pampered.

winetasting Donnafugata Sicily

 

I will spend the entire month of November in Sicily, and will keep you posted as I visit each of our partners, with tasty little teasers of what you can expect when you travel with The Wine and Food Traveller.

wine production techniques Sicily
sun dried grapes Sicily

 

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