Trip or Vacation Premier Host
Cost: $3900 Double Occupancy - $4400 Single
Brilliant Blue Skies and Sea
Fabulous Food and Extraordinary Wine
The Slice of Italy You Have Been Missing Incredible History
The Trip of a Lifetime
Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean is a magical place worthy to be explored and experienced in every aspect. You’ll join a small group of interested travelers for 8 days and 7 nights dedicated to Sicilian wine and cuisine with stops along the island’s most important and characteristic southern towns. From wineries like Nanfro and Planeta to fun and interesting cooking classes from native Sicilians, to the famous almonds and lemons of the area and of course the incredible wonders of architecture and culture of this land.
SEVEN BEAUTIFUL Sicilian NIGHTS, EIGHT DAYS
to enjoy the best of Southern Sicily
The Wine: Visits to wineries where winemakers themselves will greet us and treat us to the best they can offer; Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola, Cattaratto, Grillo, Frappato and more. We’ll explore the entire range of wine, from local consortiums to world fabulous vintners. You’ll return with a solid appreciation of the grapes, the wines and the winemakers of Sicily.
The Food: We’ll enjoy beautiful artisan foods from Mt Etna to Noto, Modica to Ortigia with lots of delicious stops along the way for pistachios, almonds, granita and more. (Did you know Sicilians often eat ice cream for breakfast?) We’ll taste the fabulous cheeses of Sicily like Ricotta, Pecorino, Ragusa, the incredible vegetables and fruits that acquire their flavor from the deep rich soil of the island, the seafood...OH the seafood, and feast in a variety of different restaurants. You’ll also get the opportunity to learn and make your own Sicilian specialties. All our meals will be paired with the best local wines – maybe even breakfast!
The Culture: Sicilia is ancient and its beauty and age is shown everywhere on the island. It’s much different than mainland Italy and alike in many ways as well. Byzantine, Arab, Roman and Norman rule over Sicily has led to an incredible blend of cultural influences in arts, music, literature, cuisine and architecture. We’ll let the people of this magical island tell you their stories, through food, wine and experiences.
Healthy Chef Partyologist Nancy Waldeck presents
over 100 wine and food events every year, having fun translating the craft of
pairing to eager audiences. A holder of the WSET 3 certificate from the Wine
and Spirits Education Trust, and an Emory Certified Health Coach, since 2015 she has shared her enthusiasm for travel, food and wine by leading small groups to interesting destinations.
Demet Guzey Ph.D writes about
food history and culinary travel, lectures at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and teaches Food and
Culture at USAC Verona. She has a Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts, a Diploma in Gastronomy from University of Reims, and a Level 3 certificate from the Wine & Spirit
Education Trust. Demet lives in Verona with her husband and son and hosts frequent culinary courses in the area.
“You just couldn’t put a trip together like this on your own.”
Seats have already been booked - so don't delay. The trip will close out on July 15th!