Marsala: a legendary wine

    From € 135

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    Duration

    From 6 to 8 hours

    Overall Driving Time

    From 2 to 3,5 hours depending on pick up location

    Highlights

    Discover the best wineries in the Marsala area
    Learn more about the legendary fortified wine
    See the lush hills which slope gently to the sea and the picturesque Salt Pans
    Get commentary from our expert drivers who are very passionate about Sicily and its unique history and culture.
    Relax and indulge in the beautiful sicilian countryside as you are comfortably driven in our luxury vehicles.
    Full Description

    Your wonderful day exploring the Marsala wine region begins when you’re picked up at your hotel or port of call and taken on a scenic drive through the beautiful Sicilian countryside, comfortably seated in a luxury vehicle with your friendly driver.

    We have meticulously selected the most intimate and exclusive Marsala wine estates for this private chauffeured wine tour, during which you'll learn about Italy's most famous version of fortified wine.

     

    During your first visit of a top rated winery in the Marsala region, the winemaker and her assistant will explain the meaning of the Solera method used for the production of Marsala and how the wine is classified according to its color, age, alcohol content and sweetness/style. The guided tour of the winery will be followed by a delicious tasting of the best expressions of this unique meditation wine.

     

    Your tour continues with a visit of another historic winery where, after a guided tour of the cellar, we will taste not only Marsala but also a wide range of dry, unfortified wines produced with the indegenous grape varietals such as Cataratto, Grillo and Perricone grapes.

     

    At the end of the wine tasting, you will be driven along the spectacular Via del Sale (Salt Route) which offers a truly unique landscape. Hot Scirocco winds and long, sun-drenched summer days combined with the shallow water of the lagoon make it an ideal place for salt-making. Ancient windmills and piles of salt with the Egadi Islands in the background will take your breath away. Before returning to your hotel, you will have plenty of time to walk along the salt pans and learn how salt is made from start to finish.

    Included

    Luxury air conditioned Mercedes vehicle or similar
    English speaking Driver for the day at disposal
    Light lunch
    Pick up and drop off right on the dock or place of stay
    2 wine tastings in two top rated wineries
    All local Taxes, gasoline, highway/parking tolls, driver's meal
    Gratuities are at client's discretion
    Admission fees where required unless otherwise specified