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Address: Via S. Spirito | Catania, 95030, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0578 267110
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One of the smallest and though best wineries on the Etna. Do not miss it when you are viting Etna and want to discover some excellent wines

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 20, 2016
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Province of Palermo, Italy
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Yes it's 25 euro pp just for 4 small tastings (no food) and a tour. Yes gambino gives you 6-7 big pours with a ton of cheese and mushrooms/olives/tomatoes for 15 euro pp, but still passopisciato has its charms. The wine is high quality, the vineyard is intimate and Letizia is a great guide. We had a blast.

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Province of Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

One of the smallest and though best wineries on the Etna. Do not miss it when you are viting Etna and want to discover some excellent wines

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

Part of our tour in Sicily was the winery Passopisciaro. Absolutely excellent wine. From our cruise ship, sicilyshoretours.com took us to Taormina and then to the foot of Mt. Etna for a tour of Passopisciaro. 6 of us. And a wonderful delicious light lunch. Would highly recommend this winery. Consistently rates in the 90's in Wine Spectator. Spectacular day!!! And... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visit Planeta Estate in July as a family. We were amazed by Vera Ruso and the knowledge she imparted regarding the wine. The actual vineyard was beautiful and set up so nicely for us. Lunch was the best meal I had in Sicily and I think they made the whole trip informative, educational, and delicious. Thank you.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2015

I was staying in Taormina for my birthday and scheduled a tour, tasting, and three course lunch at Planeta Sciara Nuova (about an hour drive). It was the best present I could have given myself! Vera Russo was a charming and engaging hostess. I learned so much about Planeta, the Mt. Etna terroir, and the wines. Some of the standouts... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2015

Vera Russo hosted my family of 5, incl 3 teenagers, on a tour of the vineyard, winery and then walked us through a tasting of Planeta's wines and olive oils. A good story told by a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. Zero pressure to buy anything, and in any case, having been long time Planeta fans, we didn't need to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have chosen an option to taste wines accompanied with light snacks and were pleased with quality of the local products. Unfortunately, we have not seen the wine production line, but we spent almost 2 hours discussing all aspects of wine making and agricultural business/rural life with Vera Russo, the guide @ Sciara Nuova. A couple of important notes: 1)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

We had an early visit to Passopisciaro, which is Andrea Franchetti’s winery on Mount Etna in Sicily. Very interesting. This winery was more expensive than most others that we visited, at 20 euro per person, but the visit was lengthy and quite nice. We visited each of their vineyard plots at various heights on the slopes of Mt. Etna. We... More 

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