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Review of Benanti Winery

Benanti Winery
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Viagrande
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Not to be missed! Incredible wine, incredible people and incredible meal. Really, it puts all other wine tours & tastings to shame. We will happily support this producer for as long as we can.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Gemma D
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Sicily to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday and took the opportunity to visit the Benanti Winery. Having been greeted by Valentina we were shown around the vineyards where we were surprised to find that wine tasting began on the hillside with a delicate, fresh sparkling white wine with canapés. It was at this point we were introduced to the owner, Giuseppe Benanti, who gave us an insight into the history of the vineyard.

Upon returning to the main building we had a fantastic Italian meal with more excellent wines and a birthday cake for my wife. The meal was served in what I can only describe as a baronial hall with many historical art works on the wall. Giuseppe was on hand to talk about his collection.

We were treated throughout as honoured guests rather than paying members of the public and it was undoubtedly the icing on the cake for my wife. We cannot thank Giuseppe and Valentina enough for making the day so magical.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank David S
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a wonderful visit with Antonio. They family are great hosts and their wine is superb. The food and ambiance is perfect for an afternoon of wine tasting. Don't miss this one if you find yourself on Etna.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We called into Benanti Winery on a September afternoon without notifying the winery that we were coming. We were overwhelmed with the warm welcome and were very fortunate that Salvino Benanti made the time to show us around and let us taste some of the absolutely wonderful wines they produce at Benanti Winery.

We are a couple from Australia and New Zealand so have rather high expectations of wines and we certainly were not disappointed. Exceptional quality wines, without a doubt the best we tried in Sicily! We ended up taking some home with us and actually had one recently and it was even better than we remembered.

It's definitely worth taking the time to visit this winery and learning about their winery and history.

Thank you Benanti for your wonderful hospitality, we will be back!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Lisa J
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

When you arrive in front of the vinery, mind that you have to enter to a brown large gate, it's not marked great, look out for the house number "361"
Visit starts with visit to in-state vineyards, and a degustation of good vino Bianco. Tour continues with visiting "palmento" - old vine producing machine used up to some 30 years ago and aging cellar. Next is the main event, trying some of their best vines with proper slow food/appetizers to match
Just please don't make such a big breaks between two events, thing should move quite faster (from vineyards to cellar and from cellar on degustation)

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank JJ762014
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