Discover the art of Italian wine-making

Noto is a small commune in Sicily. The commune and its cathedral have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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In the heart of the Noto Valley, surrounded by olive and almond trees, stands Feudo Maccari, an ancient baroque estate, where wine-making is an ancient tradition. Here, in the late 90’s, Dr. Antonio Moretti Cuseri began his adventure and built one of the most interesting wineries of the area. Today, Feudo Maccari has 170 hectares of land, 50 of which are vineyards. They are all cultivated in accordance with the traditional growth method of the area - called the “albarello”- and the ecosystem by employing mostly manual labor in the fields.

Enjoy a guided visit of the vineyards with an explanation of the “albarello” concept and the soils and the weather and how they influence the wines. Take part in a guided tasting of 4 wines: Grillo Feudo Maccari, Rosè Feudo Maccari made from Nero d’Avola grapes, Nero d’Avola Feudo Maccari and the estate’s flagship wine Saia, an elegant and intense Nero d’Avola. In addition to the tasting, you will be served some typical Sicilian appetizers: Caciocavallo Ragusano DOP cheese, dressed Sicilian olives and white focaccia bread.

Afterwards, get ready for lunch at the Planeta Buonivini Estate, where Nero d'Avola and Moscato Bianco are grown. These are used to make the Santa Cecilia DOC Noto and Passito di Noto DOC which are vinified in the "Invisible Wine Cellar". This estate is characterized by an eco-friendly atmosphere.

Highlights:

  • Guided visit of a traditional winery
  • Discover the concept of ‘albarello
  • Guided wine tasting of 4 wines
  • Pairing wine with Sicilian delicacies
  • Visit of an eco-friendly winery
  • Lunch included at the 2nd winery

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