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Benanti Winery

Address: Via Garibaldi 361, 95029 Viagrande, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 789 3399
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Viagrande
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: We perform guided tours of Vinicola Benanti during the week. We start with an excursion on the...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Sigonella, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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West Yorkshire, England
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited the winery and had a great visit. Salvino, Antonio and Valentino were perfect hosts and very informative. They allowed us to visit their vineyard, sharing their passion and knowledge for their wines and were the perfect hosts. We had a special request to sample their grappa along with their lovely wines and they did not disappoint. We had... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After meeting Salvino one of the winemakers, at a wine bar in Taormina. He told me to email him to set up a tasting at his vineyard. we arrived at 11am and were greeted by Salvino & Valentina his on site sommelier. He quickly opened us a bottle of Brut and talked about his wines and his time living in... More 

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Neptune, New Jersey
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband met Salvino in Taormina the Friday before we visited so we arranged via email our Monday visit. The visit consisted of just the two of us and we were guided through the property and the tasting by Valentina. Valentina is just wonderful and is extremely knowledgeable about Etna wines! We started the visit with a glass of Brut... More 

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