Well, no doubt it is an extraordinary itinerary because of the wines you will taste (only tasting, not drinking, right?) but how about the area?
The itinerary starts off from your hotel or b&b, from where our Tour Leader, that is our expert storyteller, will pick you up by car or minibus; Marsala is renowned for the quality of its agricultural production, in particular olives and grapes; historically is also famous for the production of sea salt by using salt mills: a visit at the Museum of Salt will explain how our sea salt is produced and why it is among the best!
After the history of salt it is high time we went to the winery: among the wines, peculiar to the area is definitely the Marsala wine, named after the city of Marsala. The most probable version of the introduction of Marsala fortified wine to a wider range of consumers is attributed to the English trader John Woodhouse. In 1773, Woodhouse landed at the port of Marsala and discovered the local wine produced in the region, which was aged in wooden casks and tasted similar to Spanish and Portuguese fortified wines then popular in England.
There are three main wineries in the area with similar high quality of their wines, so the choice will be made according to the days as they open at different days. If you’d like to taste more wines on a different day, with a different itinerary, please have a look at the Wine Tasting and Lunch Itinerary.
After the wine tasting you can decide whether to have lunch in a good restaurant or to go back to Palermo.
- 9:00 Hotel or b&b pickup by car or minibus
- 10:30 Salt Mills and Museum of Salt
- 12:00 Wine tasting with food
- 16:00 Hotel or b&b dropoff