TOP SICILIAN WINES TO TASTE AT LEAST ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Among the many Italian excellences, Sicilian wine is certainly one of these.
Sicily is a land rich in cultural traditions and natural treasures of which wine is the most famous example.
According to reliable sources wine production in Sicily dates back to at least 6000 years ago!
Many years of conquests, colonization and trades with the rest of the world have led to the birth and spread of viticultural techniques of which the Marsala (the first DOC wine of Italian wine history) is one of the most striking example: in 1773 the English merchant John Woodhouse landed by ship in the port of Marsala, starts to use the soleras method to the wine of that area.
At the end of the '50s the Sicilian Region created the social wineries, which collect small wine producers in cooperatives, and from the '70s new winemaking techniques led to the establishment of numerous wines with "DOC", a mark to control and preserve the origin of wines.
In 2011 the DOC was recognized for Sicilian wine and in 2020 the DOS for agri-food products previously under IGP, Doc and Dop marks.
Let’s have a glimpse to the best sicilian wines hoping you will have the opportunity to spend a day in one of our wineries for a special wine-tasting
SICILIAN RED WINES
SICILIAN WHITE WINES
Inzolia (with Grillo and Catarratto is the blend for the liqueur Marsala)
Malvasia from Lipari
Rosè has now become very popular and Sicilian rosè wines are really a must to try.
Stylist as Dolce & Gabbana, in the wake of this success, have created its own branded bottle of rosè!
Rosè lovers find a wide selection of excellent wines which are perfect for a sparkling "aperitivo" accompanied with platter of local cheese, cold cuts, caponata (typical tasty side dish with eggplant), frittura di paranza (fried fish) and tasty olive cunzate (seasoned green olives).
It is true that one of the most amazing experience in Sicily is to discover new wineries!
All around the Island you find plenty of wineries offering wine tasting & food experiences, shopping on the go and a true relaxing moment in the amazing vineyards.
One of these wineries is Giazira, which offers a complete and charming tasting itinerary in one of the most elegant resorts in the south-eastern area.