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Benanti Winery

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Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 361, 95029 Viagrande, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 095 789 0928
09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We perform guided tours of Vinicola Benanti during the week. We start with...

We perform guided tours of Vinicola Benanti during the week. We start with an excursion on the vineyard Monte Serra, which is an ex crater of the Etna. Here we have the Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio vines, with major part pre-philoxera and older than 100 years. We will continue by visiting the ‘palmento’ which dates from 1700. Following the tour there will be a local brunch accompanied with our most selective volcanic wines.

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My wife and I visited this winery and can honestly say this is some good wine!! It's more of a group winery and not for just a couple. More on the expensive side compared to a lot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 February 2016
South S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this winery and can honestly say this is some good wine!! It's more of a group winery and not for just a couple. More on the expensive side compared to a lot of wineries in the area. Almost twice as much as other wineries for the wine tasting tour. But worth one trip to taste... More 

Thank South S
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Giuseppe and his sons Salvino and Antonio have done a phenomenal amount of work to make this vineyard one of the premier wineries in all of Sicily. They provided a wonderful tour and a delicious meal for us! An experience I will cherish always!

Thank April S
East Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

The Benanti Family had a long history with vineyards in Sicily, but one that had a temporary hiatus. Then the current members of the family took over with the vision of not only restoring the family vineyards but also bringing a new quality to old Sicilian grapes. We were fortunate enough to spend private time with Senor Benanti and his... More 

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Province of Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

One of my favourite winery on the Southeast slop of the Etna. Their excellent wines go together with freindliness, professionality and a beautiful set. Do'n'y miss the paintings collection.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

We have done wine tasting and winery tours before but this one surpasses them all. The host was attentive, polite, well spoken, and knowledgeable. The wine was delicious and the food was impeccable. At the end of this tour, if you are hungry or thirsty that is YOUR fault. They are extremely gracious with their servings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

On the slopes of Mt Etna, the grounds are beautiful. We were there in September so the grape clusters were picture perfect. The tour was well done by the owners. We had a tasting of 3 wines paired with food. It was very good. We enjoyed it so much we had some shipped home. We received the shipment just as... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

An historic winery, one of the first to introduce Sicilian wines to the world. Lovely location, good quality wines, great hospitality. Run at this moment from the owner Giuseppe Benanti and his two sons...is one of the best in Etna area.

Haifa, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

I very much wanted and anticipated a 5 star experience. But feel, due to the other wonderful reviews here on trip advisor, that someting was missing on our tour. Valentina is a wonderful guide, very knowledgable and sweet. When we booked the tour we were told that the tours are at least 2 hours. Ours wasn't even 1 1/2. We... More 

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Benanti T, Guest Relations Manager at Benanti Winery, responded to this review

Dear Dorita, thank you for your review. We respect and accept your opinion and judgement about the quality of the program. You may remember that , the day you visited, you were grouped with another couple of English speaking guests, who ended up staying with us longer than you did. Their experience lasted 3 hours. We offer a program of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

We visit the winery walking through the vinyard and receiving a lot of informations .The lady was knowledgeable and kindly took us to the taste room: Excellent experience with the wines and some olives, sausage and cheese. My husband as wine maker(for 43 years) loves to know more about each winery we visit but he was not invited to go... More 

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Benanti T, Guest Relations Manager at Benanti Winery, responded to this review

Dear Celita, thank you for your kind words about the winery and the wines. I would like to clarify that our Technical Facility, where our fermenters, vats, tanks and laboratory can be found, is located 2 miles from our vineyard, barrel room and reception area. For this reason, it is not included in our wine tasting and winery experience programs.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We did the wine and food tasting and it was great! Very interesting explanation in the wine yard and the different rooms. Of course the great wines to tast and buy. Very much worth visiting this place with their great wines. Very enthousiastic staff with good knowledge.

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