The Etna Wines Route
posted by Fabrizio Testai
Sicily, in the heart of the Mediterranean, is a land full of pride. The charm of its history, the beauty and uniqueness of its landscapes, the warmth of its people, have always enchanted travelers from all over the world. And it is here that 'The Etna Wine Route' is born.
The Etna Wine Route is a 'unique' itinerary, wanted by the Regional Province of Catania, which refers to existing structures. A tourist and naturalistic itinerary that aims to enhance and make the territories with a high wine-growing vocation known. An itinerary that includes wineries and farms, vineyards, wine and wine museums, information and reception centers, wine bars, tourist accommodation facilities, environmental and natural cultural values.
The wines of Etna express the strength of the places, are wines with a strong personality made unique by the passion of those who work them and the contrasts of a land rich in light almost every day of the year, washed by the waters of the Ionian Sea and crossed by spectacular and harsh Etna lavas.
It is in these places, where thanks to the particular climatic conditions linked to the volcano, the ETNA DOC is born. A wine, in the three qualities white, red and rosé, obtained from the grapes of four vines: Carricante, Catarratto, Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Mantellato. The 'Etna Wine Route' means above all typical production. In fact, the number of agri-food and artisanal companies is growing. Genuine typical products that aim at quality and goodness.
The 'Etna Wine Route' starts from the town of Riposto, home of the Etna tourist port, and winds through ancient side craters and terraces that climb up to the volcano. Among the characteristic dry stone walls built with black lava stone, among the beautiful farmhouses, the sumptuous villas of the nobles of the past and the ancient farmhouses,. A journey through the lush countryside of the south-east and north-east slopes of Etna. Among the orchards and citrus groves that surround the characteristic villages of Etna. A journey, during which the territories of the municipalities of Giarre, Mascali, Santa Venerina, Zafferana Etnea, Milo, Sant 'Alfio, Piedimonte Etneo, Linguaglossa, Castiglione di Sicilia, Randazzo, Nicolosi, Pedara, Viagrande and Trecastagni are crossed. Ancient municipalities. Rich in history, artistic and environmental heritage. Historic centers often destroyed by the eruptions of Etna and earthquakes, where different architectural styles coexist. Churches, squares, palaces and fantastic landscapes, which really leave the visitor spellbound. Over 20 wineries that are part of the 'Etna Wine Route'. Companies that are open to visitors and to those who love and want to learn about the flavors and history of Etna wine.
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posted by Fabrizio Testaì