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Address: Sebastiano Lipari, 18, 91025 Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0923 724245
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9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fee: Yes
Activities: Wine tasting
Description: Imagination, knowledge and deep roots. The Donnafugata wines are a...
Imagination, knowledge and deep roots. The Donnafugata wines are a passionate interpretation of Sicily and its sensorial universe. Donnafugata was created in Sicily by an enterprising family with 160 years’ experience in premium wines. The adventure began in the Rallo family’s historic cellars in Marsala in 1983 and at its Contessa Entellina vineyards in the heart of western Sicily. In 1989 Donnafugata arrived on the island of Pantelleria, starting to produce naturally sweet wines.
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Loved it back home... Even better here in Marsala

We had a very nice wine testing (med. plus) with food pairing. It was suppose to be 6 wines, but Marco let us taste 8. 40 euros per person is not cheap, but they opened all new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
CeeBee130
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
19 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a very nice wine testing (med. plus) with food pairing. It was suppose to be 6 wines, but Marco let us taste 8. 40 euros per person is not cheap, but they opened all new bottles. After the tasting we bought 9 bottles ( inc. 2 magnums). But they did not waive the wine tasting fees :( The... More 

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear CeeBee130, thank you for your valuable feedback. We are happy to know that you appreciate the tour and the Mediterranea Plus tasting. We hope to have you here once again to try other tastings! Regards More 

Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a wine tasting in the premises of the winery. The premises are excellent and very clean. The guide speaks perfect English and is very detailed and friendly. We tasted some of the local varieties including Ben Rye the sweet passito di Pantelleria. All their wines are amazing and very characteristic. The only negative comment is the very high... More 

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear Marilena, thank you for your comments, we are glad you have enjoyed the visit and we hope to have you back soon at our historical cellars in Marsala. We are pleased that both the tour leader and the wines where up to your expectations, although we are sorry to hear that you felt the wines at the shop to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Thanks for brilliant tour Maneger Ivan we open Donnafugata Secrets. We are fans 12 years of Mille e una Notte, but new white wine was very impressed! Thanks a lot for Giacomo Rollo and his wife Gabriella with their children/I hope partners Jose and Antonio for your work and hobby. Donnafugata best in the World!

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear Святко С, thank you for leaving your feedback. We are very glad to read your impression about the winery and and our staff. We hope to welcome you here once again to try one of our new tastings! Regards More 

Letchworth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Whenever you're traveling to Sicily it doesn't matter. You must pay a visit to this winery. They have the best Passito di Pantelleria (zibibbo) I ever tasted: the Ben Rieu

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear Andrea M, we would like to thank you for your feedback and your kind words. We are happy to know that you enjoyed both the tour and our wines. We hope to have you here once again soon to try other tastings! Regards More 

Budapest, Hungary
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I wasn't familiar with Donnafugata wines, but I'm so glad I saw the TripAdvisor reviews and scheduled a visit to the winery. My inquiry received an immediate reply (not so for some other wineries in the area), and I easily reserved an English-language tour and Mediterranean tasting for one of the days I requested. Upon arrival to the winery, John... More 

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear JLB47, thank you for your feedback and your kind words. We are happy to know that you appreciate the tour and the Mediterranea tasting. We hope to have you here once again to try other tastings! Regards More 

Qawra, Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

while on holiday in Sicily we headed towads Marsala, we stumbled upon this little jewel of a place. We were guided by Marco and he was very friendly and answered all questions as well as giving very detailed information about their wines. Later we were taken into a room where we tasted a few of their wines and i must... More 

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear smudge241, thank you for leaving your feedback. We are very glad to read your impression about the winery and and our staff. We hope to welcome you here once again to try one of our new tastings! Regards More 

Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were lucky to visit more than 1 vinery in Marsala, so this one differs with quality and variety of their core products, wines, but also with hearty, very personal touch during the degustation. I have made the reservation in advance, so we were a part of a group of 10 people and our guide (sorry, I forgot his name)... More 

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear Tatyana, thank you for leaving your feedback. We are extremely happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed tour and tasting! Especially for our staff it is important to know the opinion of our visitors since they are both: motivation and inspiration. Cheers, More 

wisconsin, usa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We recently took the winery tour at Donnafugata. It was "fine" - but the tour had a generic "cut and dried/I was hired to give this tour" feel to it and offered little to enable us to make a personal connection to the place. We loved the idea of a winery producing such an enticing array of dry wines in... More 

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear whynothavefun, thank you for visiting our winery: we are happy to hear you enjoyed our wines, even you felt you were unable to connect to us. We try to convey to all the visitors the passion and dedication behind Donnafugata: this is the mission of our hospitality staff! We would like to take the opportunity to inform you that... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

What do I actually mean by my title? What I am saying is that a visit to this winery was a basic generic visit as to any other winery you may visit. It didn't have any special information or feeling that sets it apart from so many other wineries. It was the basic "We are the ABC winery, we use... More 

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Enoturismo_91025, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear Giacomo, we are sorry to hear you did not appreciate our basic tour and tasting € 10 p.p. which from our point of view can hardly be compared with a service of 80 €. Anyhow, we take this opportunity to inform you that we offer different tasting options (plain wine tasting, wine tasting paired with food, vertical tasting etc.)... More 

Singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

My husband and I visited Donnafugata in Dec 2013, and arrived there without prior boooking. We took the afternoon tour of the distillery. Our tour guide John was extremely knowledgeable and told us a lot about it's history and cultural influences. The sweet smelling oak-barrels filled room where some of their best wines are kept for maturing was a sight... More 

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Additional Information about Donnafugata

Address: Address: Sebastiano Lipari, 18, 91025 Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0923 724245
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Trapani  >  Marsala
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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