This Etna wine tour, among our day trips from Messina, is dedicated to those who love wine and want to try the local production.
On our way from Messina to Mount Etna, we will have a first stop in the famous town of Taormina, one of the most relevant tourist destinations in Sicily. After a visit to the historical centre with its monuments and fashion boutiques, we will continue our Etna wine tour discovering one of the typical Sicilian wineries based on the volcanic slopes.
It is not necessary to be a sommelier to fully appreciate a glass of Sicilian wine. We will bring you with us to discover a local winery and meet the winegrower and owner of the estate. He will introduce you to the characteristics of the local grapes, made so special and precious by the volcanic soils and by the great amount of sun to which they are exposed.
After having visited the cellar, it’s up to us to experience the best wine tasting in Sicily and savour the quality of the locally produced Etna Red wine. You can try different kinds of Etna wines accompanied by a good variety of local and tasty Sicilian food: you will see why this is one of our most requested Sicily day tours.
The Taormina & Etna wine tour starts from Messina Cruise Port or from Discover Messina Sicily Travel Agency, located in the city center of Messina where you will be welcomed by your guide. On request, a departure from your accommodation located in Messina area. On our way from Messina to Mount Etna, we are going to have a panoramic tour by bus of the historical monuments of Messina, before taking the highway to Taormina, our first destination.
The first stop of the Taormina & Etna wine tour is the lovely town of Taormina. Here you have the possibility to discover the atmosphere and the historical monuments by yourself or with a guided walking tour in the main street Corso Umberto.
After having explored the beautiful Taormina we will get to the heart of the day tour, reaching a local winery based on the Etna slopes. Here we will meet the kind winegrower and owner of the estate, who will show us the legendary Sicilian hospitality providing the best wine tasting in Sicily! He will introduce us to the wines we will taste and their characteristics. Together we will visit the cellar and we will sip three different types of wine: white, red, and rosé, accompanied by typical local food.
After having enjoyed an important part of the Sicilian culture, the Taormina & Etna wine tour will end at the starting point. We share a goodbye, hoping to meet our guests back in Sicily soon!
Hotel / B&B
English, Italian, Spanish, French, Romanian
Round trip by A/C van or bus
Food & wine
Live commentary on board
Treats and bottled water on board of the bus
Discover Messina Travel Assistance
Any Private Expenses
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
What is not being specified in “Included in the price”
Sunscreen, light shoes, comfortable and thin clothing, a hat.
If you book this excursion as private for a group of maximum 6 people, you will be comfortably transported by our luxury car. Please, contact us and we will be happy to provide you with further information.
The distance between Messina and Mt Etna winery is 70 km and the driving time is almost 70 minutes.
This tour is shared. There is the possibility of purchasing a private tour with the payment of an extra fee.
For further information check the Private Tours page.
The free time included in this tour is almost 2 hour.
Yes. This tour includes food and wine
No, once in Taormina the visit of the Greek-roman theatre will not be included.
Super tour à faire
Une guide vraiment passionnée par sa région. Une très belle journée dans notre langue. Belle
découverte des produits et beautés locales.
Sara met us at the cruise terminal. The directions could not have been more clear. This tour was better than any of the tours booked through our cruise. Sara assured us we would be back before the ship left, and we were with time to spare. This tour size is much smaller than the big tours the cruise offers, so we had a group of only 8 people. Toarmina was breathtaking. The vineyard on Mt. Etna could not have been a better atmosphere. The panoramic views, fresh, exquisite food, and of course renowned wine made the visit incredible.
I recently finished a tour by your company, the trip to the Mt. Etna winery guided by Sara and Tanya. it was one of my favorite tours of my two-week vacation.
The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend their Mt. Etna winery lunch and tour.
Great winery and lunch tour.
This tour was substituted the day before our scheduled tour booked 2 months prior. Although the winery was fantastic, especially the lava rock wine cellar and lunch was wonderful, there was only 30 minutes to tour Taormina. The drive was long and somewhat boring. Our guide and her assistant talked more to one another rather than explain what we were seeing. If you are mostly interested in a wine tour it is perfect. If you want to tour the local sights, not so great.
Highlight of the trip
1st and foremost Katia was simply the best. Very passionate about her island and her tour. She was and the tour was the best part of the trip for us. The winery was top notch and the food was outstanding. Honestly can’t say enough great things about this tour and how we were treated like family. The info provided was fun and fact filled and the day was outstanding. I would actually take this tour again we had so much fun. The drop off back to the port included an unexpected but great stop for a cannoli and gelato. Katia and her staff are top notch professionals and this tour should not be missed.