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Address: Sebastiano Lipari, 18, 91025 Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0923 724245
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11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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When we decided to visit Donnafugata, we didn't have any expectations nor references. Staying in Trapani we just wanted to try some Marsala wine. We chose Donnafugata for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

When we decided to visit Donnafugata, we didn't have any expectations nor references. Staying in Trapani we just wanted to try some Marsala wine. We chose Donnafugata for the funniest reason - my wife was recently reading the Leopard book and we saw the Donnafugata sign somewhere. How surprised we were when we discovered that Donnafugata actually doesn't produce traditional... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Myself and my wife visited this winery and we managed to get in for the last tour of the day. It was just us and the very friendly guide who gave us an in depth tour of the facility. It was a very enjoyable tour and it was great to sample the produce at the end. Highly recommended if you... More 

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear Emmet G, thank you for your precious feedback. If you'll come back to Sicily please come visit us again. Remember that you could also choose Pantelleria or Contessa Entellina (in the inlands of Western Sicily): we have other two cellars where we arrange tours and tastings; Pantelleria all summer and Contessa on the 10th of August of every year... More 

Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We experienced a guided tour of the cellars and bottling plant of the Marsala complex, part of the family's historic winery (1851). This tour included a 1 hour professional, educational wine tasting in beautiful artistic surroundings. Our six selected wines were accompanied by six accompanying Sicilian food dishes, and the reasons for the selection clearly explained.

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear Aussie485, thank you for you kind feedback. Thank you also for apreciating our Mediterranean Plus tasting that we arrange at 1 pm from mondays to saturdays where we explain the combination between our wines and tipical western sicilian cusine in order to fulfill our visitor's questions and observations. Once again thank you so much, kindest regards, More 

Drobak, Norway
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Even if this is in the city and not a wine yard, it is interesting to visit, and the guided tour and tasting are professionally executed and their wine is nice

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Visitare_Donnafugata, Hospitality Manager at Donnafugata, responded to this review

Dear Runar N, thank you for your valuable feedback. We are happy to read that you appreciated the tour and the tasting. We try to do our best. Coming to no vineyards and being in the city, well yes, it's true. Our vineyards are in Contessa Entellina and in Pantelleria where you can go and there also we take tours... More 

Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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98 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 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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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

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