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Benanti Winery

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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...more
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 361, 95029 Viagrande, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 789 0928
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

Knowledgeable people, and a great presentation with foods. Terrific Italian red wines. I learned a lot about the history of the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 28 November 2018

Benanti Wines are special because they come from grapes that grow on the slopes of Mt. Aetna. You can taste a variety of wines & make arrangements to have some shipped home. Or, you can taste these delicious wines and make your plans to buy...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Cindy-Charles K
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

The property is gorgeous and the staff is friendly. Loved the history. The wine was decent and the bottles were overpriced.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 147ReneeS
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Before we start MAKE A RESERVATION in advance!! We visited yesterday when there were many groups involved in various events and were brought to a lovely table outside. Bianca (who was extraordinarily helpful and gracious) explained the wines and the areas around Etna and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ee_OMK
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This was a very pleasant few hours as we drove up to view the world from Mt. Etna. We made reservations for us 4 and had a tour of one of the Benanti vineyards, their old (no longer used press) and the barrels of wine...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dropback10
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Hands down one of the best wineries you will ever visit! Not only is the wine delicious, the staff, vineyards, and grounds are top notch. It would be a huge mistake to be in Sicily and not spend a few hours here!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Joel S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Showed up on a Saturday afternoon without a reservation (although I highly recommend making one) and Salvo and his staff very graciously accommodated me and my friend for a wine tasting with food and a tour of the winery. The wine was fantastic as was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank jomama341
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We enjoyed a fantastic tour of the vineyards terraced up the flank of Mount Etna. In addition to enjoying the wines during a sumptuous tasting with food sitting at a table with the winery staff, we got to tour the restored palmento where the wine...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank TIDavisNYC
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Our visit to Benanti was incredible. From the moment we were greeted by the fabulous and knowledgeable team, to the wonderful wine, incredible food and such hospitality. You don't feel like a visitor but instead like a member of the family. Giuseppe and Carmen were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank _kapjbs
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We'd been to a Benanti wine tasting in NYC, and had wanted to stop by the vineyard on our trip to Sicily . We didn't receive an answer to our email from the day before, and stopped in just minutes before a large tour group...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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6 November 2018|
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Response from TIDavisNYC | Reviewed this property |
1) Check availability with the winery first; it is a working vineyard, and sometimes they need to close for work 2) Best would be Uber or an arranged driver, as the property is quite a ways out of Catania, and outside of the... More
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10 May 2018|
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Response from D S | Reviewed this property |
Jason, I was also there on an organized tour, so I can't really speak to your specific questions. But I can vouch for the quality of the wine -- top notch -- and the friendliness of the staff. Definitely worth a stop... More