Dates: October 11 - 16, 2020
6 days, 5 nights
Limited to 16 participants
Embark on our 2020 Sicily Study Tour with on site professional-level instruction!
Sicilia’s position in the center of the Mediterranean Sea has made the island a nexus of cultural mixing and integration for millennia. This rich cultural heritage is matched by an amazingly diverse and complex range of wines and gastronomy that reflects all of the contributions made by the different civilizations who have settled here over the millennia.
Blessed with a varied range of terroirs, Sicily boasts some of the most distinctive grapes and wines of Italy. Old alberello vines of Nerello Mascalese and Carricante grow at high altitude on the slopes of the impressive volcano Etna. In the northeast corner of Sicily, Faro and Mamertino, are considered among the region most noteworthy terroirs. The southeast part of the island, famous for its unique Sicilian Baroque architecture, is the traditional home to Sicily’s flagship variety Nero d’Avola and Frappato.
Your Instructor & Guide: Kerin O'Keefe
- Award-winning journalist and author
- Italian Wine Editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine
- Author of three books including "Barolo and Barbaresco the King and Queen of Italian Wine
Discover the Sicily wine region with your instructor, Kerin O’Keefe, Italian Wine Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Delve into the fascinating volcanic terroirs of Etna and explore the other Sicily’s iconic wine appellations including Faro, Mamertino, Vittoria, Eloro and Noto.
Sicilia boasts remarkable works of art, architecture, and literature and lays claim to one of Italy’s largest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Drink history as you learn about the evolution of the region’s wines and taste winemaking philosophy in the glass.
Experience insider tastings with winemakers at some of Sicily’s most renowned wineries. Compare vintages and vineyards as you learn local details directly from the people who grow the grapes and make the wine.
Lunch and dine in the region’s best restaurants and discover the region’s epicurean delights paired with fantastic wines from all over Sicily.
Your 6 Day, 5 Night Sicily Immersion Study Trip includes:
Instruction throughout by author and Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Italian Editor, Kerin O’Keefe
The services of a Tour Manager throughout, to provide great customer service and logistics support
Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach transportation throughout, with bottled water on-board
3 nights at 4-star Albergo Villa Belvedere in Taormina, double occupancy
2 nights at 4-star Hotel San Giorgio in Ragusa, double occupancy
2 gastronomic dinners expertly matched with top-quality wines
5 gourmet lunches expertly matched with top-quality wines
5 delicious buffet breakfasts
All professional-level tours and extensive tastings at renowned wine producers
All hotel and other taxes, and gratuities for included restaurants
For more information, feel welcome to contact Lauriann Greene, the Study Trip Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 302-415-3036.