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Benanti Winery

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 361, 95029 Viagrande, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 789 0928
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Gracious family vineyard, be sure to call first!

We'd been to a Benanti wine tasting in NYC, and had wanted to stop by the vineyard on our trip to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DAPJr112
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New York City, New York
Wonderful tour and lunch

This was one of the highlights of our anniversary week. The tour of this beautiful family run... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark A
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New York City, New York
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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 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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  • Average2%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 361, 95029 Viagrande, Sicily, Italy
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+39 095 789 0928
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our anniversary week. The tour of this beautiful family run vineyard was breathtaking. You can tell how passionate they are about their wine and vineyard because of how in depth the tour guide was able to speak about...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

My mother, sister and I visited here on our last day in Sicily. Bianca was very friendly and accomodating in doing a slightly modified tour to avoid too much walking. Our host was only two weeks into the job and had so much knowledge of...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We stopped in Benanti as part of a tour where we had a great lunch and lots of wines to sample. We did not know that their wines are a special type of wine in the shadow of Mt. Etna. One of the co-owners of...More

2  Thank DaveL300
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you are staying in or near Acireale and would like to tour a working vineyard, this is the place to visit! Although probably less than a 10 minute drive from Acireale's city centre, a tour of this estate, away from traffic and noise, will...More

1  Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Benanti reception cantina is an amazing place. This is quite an ancient site; part of the installation contains an old style "Palmento" which was the old Sicilain way of making wine by foot stamping over slate tiles to stages of production separated by lower elevations;...More

1  Thank Scudamore-Smith
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

We tasted five very distinctive wines here, three reds, a white, and a sparkling white, all top notch and delicious. I have no doubt we'll be hearing more about this label, and the Etna region generally, in the future.

Thank D S
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We visited this wonderful vineyard on Nov 11th and 13th, 2017. We could not have had a more fabulous time! We scheduled a wine tasting and food pairing over the phone a few days before our tasting. The vineyard is family owned and at the...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

After climbing fascinating Mount Etna we realized we still had some time to visit a nearby winery that was able to benefit from the rich volcanic soil in the region. I checked my list of nice wineries in the area and we headed off to...More

Thank Mke H
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Wow! Had an incredible experience at Benanti winery, definitely one of our favorite places in Sicily. The winery is family run and has a great story and history. Get the lunch, it’s sooo good. Highly recommend.

1  Thank Rochel R
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Jason L
11 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
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Svetlana S
4 September 2017|
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Response from pbudny | Reviewed this property |
I would encourage you to contact them directly to try to arrange this, as this is not something most places in Italy do. Generally restaurant only operate starting at noon.
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