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Benanti Winery

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Address: Via Garibaldi 361, 95029 Viagrande, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 789 3399
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: We perform guided tours of Vinicola Benanti during the week. We start with...
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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Another Fabulous Find in Sicily

I have recently returned from a fantastic Rick Steve's Best of Sicily Tour and am glad to say that I was introduced to the Benanti Winery. Upon arrival, Benanti family history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have recently returned from a fantastic Rick Steve's Best of Sicily Tour and am glad to say that I was introduced to the Benanti Winery. Upon arrival, Benanti family history and wine making journey were presented orally by the family and then we were escorted throughout this ancient site. We tasted several delicious, award winning wines accompanied by a... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Sicilian wine tasting tends to go a certain way: tour, history, antipasti, wine. That's very interesting, but also somewhat limiting - I don't want to do it more than once or twice during a vacation! But if you're going to be spending two or three hours on wine tasting, Benanti is a great place to do it. You can walk... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The visit to this winery was my favorite activity on the excellent Rick Steves tour from which we just returned. The brothers and their father have created a very special place on Mt. Etna. Luckily, the rain stopped and we were able to walk up to the oldest sector of the winery's vineyards and see the amazingly old vines. The... More 

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Sigonella, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Recently spent a few hours at the vineyard, the antique wine press (palmento) was neat, the reds are good, the whites are "ok", a few options for appetizers (peanuts, pistachios, olive and tomato paste on toast, which would have all been fine for a wine tasting but it was a Christmas dinner party of about 25 people. They have no... More 

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Benanti T, Direttore generale at Benanti Winery, responded to this review

Dear Visitor Before I address the issues which you have raised, I would like to provide some important background information which you may not have been aware of at the time you wrote your comment. We are a boutique winery which specializes in offering elaborate wine tastings to small groups of wine connoisseurs. These wine tastings are regarded by many... More 

Nottingham, New Hamphire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had heard from a friend the night before that Benanti winery is one of the best in the area. Unfortunately, we were not staying nearby, but decided to stop by anyway. Valentina greeted us and informed us that the tour had already left. We wish we had another day to attend, but we didn't. Instead, she gave us the... More 

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Gainesville, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

We were part of a Rick Steve's tour, and had the pleasure of spending a few wonderful hours at the Benanti Winery. The grounds are beautiful, we had a lovely tour of the vineyards by one of the brothers, and then delighted in a wine tasting that was fabulous. The food, the wine, the setting, the entire experience was unforgettable.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We are a young couple ( Dutch and Spanish) who were in Sicily for 10 days. We can say that visiting Benanti winery was one of our best experiences in the island. It doesnt matter if you dont know about wines, the charming welcome, the beautyful place and the explanations of Laura ( who infected us with her passion for... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a fantastic vineyard tour and talk about Etna wines with Antonio, one of the two brothers who now run the Benanti family winery. I thought we were perhaps getting so much of Antonio's time and attention followed by a delicious light lunch (with more tasting and converstaion with Valentina the sommelier) because we had come via a recommendation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon at Benanti as part of our honeymoon. Salvino could not have been more helpful, generous or engaging. He clearly feels very passionately about what he does, and strives for the highest standards. Given this, you might expect a reluctant attitude towards tourists distracting him from his primary job of making world class wines. Nothing could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited Benanti with 2 other couples. We toured the vineyards, saw how wine was made in the past and then had a lovely lunch while tasting 8 Benanti wines, which were fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed the education we received from Antonio and Salvino, not to mention their charming and engaging personalities. They're well educated, worldly yet down-to-earth, and extremely... More 

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