Guided vineyard tours and wine tasting paired with traditional Sicilian products.
Visit in the vineyard in Contrada Monte Gorna, from which the young company takes its name, surrounded by oak and chestnut woods and a multitude of gorse, and the majestic silhouette of Etna, the vineyards of Tenuta Monte Gorna have always been cultivated with the organic farming method, surrounded by massive terraces of dry stone walls that represent the historical memory of an ancient rural landscape.
Our offer includes a guided tour of the vineyard in Contrada Monte Gorna and subsequently the tasting of our wines. Visits and tastings are held all year round. The day, time and number of participants must be agreed in good time. The whole experience lasts about an hour and a half.
Our mission is to tell you about the ancient rural culture of Etna viticulture, the passion and respect for our territory rich in man’s evidence such as the terraces and dry stone walls in lava stone typical of the Etna wine-growing landscape and the richness of biodiversity present on the slopes of the Etna volcano.
The whole experience takes place in three phases:
- Reception at our facility, tasting room and sales point, informally by some family members;
- Visit and walk among the rows at the vineyard of Contrada Monte Gorna, an extinct volcanic crater located about 750 meters on the southeast side of Etna. Once “Vigna maritata”, or vineyard cultivated together with different varieties of fruit trees, today espalier vine grown with the four native varieties of Etna, Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante and Catarratto. To tell and understand the particular charm of the area which includes the particularity of volcanic soils, the richness of the woodland flora of the south-east slope and the territorial characteristics given by the altitude and exposure of the sun, winds and sea.
- The tasting of ETNA DOC wines of our production in the tasting room is accompanied by typical products of the local and Sicilian tradition. Everything is guided by one of the members of the family who will exhibit the particularities and characteristics of each grape variety and each vintage for tasting, proposing combinations capable of enhancing the organoleptic quality of each individual wine.
The wines to be tasted are the three versions of ETNA DOC, already on the market, from the Contrada Monte Gorna vineyard. Only on request it is possible to organize vertical or horizontal tastings of certain vintages or individual types.