San Michele Estate Vineyards & Wine Tasting

4.5 hours | Sicily (Messina) | Q M E - 3 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • San Michele Winery
Includes snack, Strenuous activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Departing from Messina, you'll board your motorcoach for a scenic ride through the countryside filled with vineyards and citrus groves, past the village of Santa Venerina, and within the Mt. Etna National Park to reach one of the top wine producers in the area, Villa San Michele Estate. Along the way, you'll get to take in some amazing views of the summit of the great volcano, Mt. Etna, the tallest and most active in all of Europe. It's erupted over 130 times in recorded history.

The whole Etna region is characterized by its microclimate of rigid winters, temperate summers and abundant rainfall. These conditions influence the maturity and flavor of the local wines and encourages bouquets and acidity. In addition, the particular taste of Etna wine is enhanced by the lava soil, which is rich in potassium and mineral salts. The results – some of the finest varietals in the country.

Once you arrive at the San Michele Wine Estate, you'll see the vineyards distributed along a terrace, surrounded by a wonderful panorama that stretches from Taormina to Capo Mulini. Enjoy the breath-taking views, meet the Scammacca Family and then tour the winery and the vineyard, before tasting some of the famous Murgo Wine, accompanied by some local cheese and crackers. Perhaps you'll find a few favorites to take back with you.

After delighting your eyes and palate, and before ending your intoxicating journey with the beautiful picturesque ride back to Messina and your ship, enjoy a stop at the 1992 lava flow to have a closer look at Mt Etna powerful nature.

Special Notes:

The drive from Messina to Villa San Michele is approximately 90 minutes. There are numerous steps to negotiate at the winery. Caution is advised if guests want to walk on the 1992 lava flow.Guests have to walk about 500 m uphill to reach the winery.
Must be 21 years of age to participate in the wine tasting

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour and wine tasting at San Michele Estate

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
328
Steps:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Drive to/visit 1992 lava flow

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:15
Free time at site:
15
Inside visit:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
01:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
3
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No