Published on : Friday, January 6, 2017
Experience one of Europe’s most exciting and unique wine regions with a Master of Wine as your host. Debra Meiburg, Master of Wine, will lead a bespoke, one-off tour of Sicily in July 2017, where culture, art, food, and heart-stopping scenery are paired with an unparalleled exploration of Sicily’s top four wine regions – Mt. Etna, Vittoria, Cerasuolo di Vittoria and Contea di Scaflani.
On this 9-day tour, guests will enjoy exclusive visits to 12 of the most prestigious wineries and winemakers in Sicily’s three DOC regions and exclusive DOCG region. Debra’s winemaking insights, tasting tips, passion for wine education, and expert guidance will make this sensational Sicilian wine and cultural journey the trip of a lifetime for wine enthusiasts, gourmands and discerning travelers.
While wine is the star of this tailor-made journey, equally appealing are the awe-inspiring landscapes, exquisite architecture, delectable dining (including several Michelin-starred restaurants), magnificent accommodation and fascinating cultural tours that will bring the region to life.
12 winery visits, with introductions and guided tastings by Debra and the winemakers
Explore through the lava ash-enriched vineyards of Mt. Etna, now considered one of the most exciting wine regions of Italy
Experience Mt Etna’s rugged landscape and surroundings molded by millennia of eruptions
Enjoy guided tours of architectural gems, like Ragusa Ibla, a magnificent example of Baroque architecture
Marvel at the incredible art and architecture of the ancient Greek outposts of Siracusa and Ortygia
Explore Piazza Armerina with its exquisite remnants of Villa Romana del Casale and its beautifully preserved mosaics
An exquisite country lunch in the rugged, yet beautiful Nebrodi Mountains
Daily breakfasts, plus all lunches and dinners (including wine)
Meals at one Michelin 1-star restaurant and two Michelin 2-star restaurants
Eight night’s accommodation in the region’s most charming, luxurious and well-located four- and five-star hotels and resorts
A pre-tour introduction and tasting seminar in Hong Kong with Debra Meiburg MW.
Mt Etna region wineries include: Girolamo Russo, Salvo Foti’s I Vigneri, Planeta’s Sciaranuova, Frank Cornelissen, Marc DeGrazia’s Tenuta delle Terre Nere, Graci and Benanti
Vittoria DOC and Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG regions’ wineries include: Valle dell’Acate, Gulfi, Azienda Agricola Arianna Occhipinti and Azienda Agricola COS
Contea di Scaflani DOC region wineries include: Tasca Conti D’Almerita’s Tenuta Regaleali.
Departing 8 July, 2017 this tour is priced at €5980 per person, twin share (approx. HK$49,118 / ¥43,785) or €6350 per person, single occupancy (approx. HK$52,163 / ¥46,500) with group size strictly limited to 12 people.