Once a year, I travel home to Sicily to visit our winemakers to taste new wines and hear the latest news on the harvest and the annual production. I am very looking forward to my Sicilian trips, I see my family, enjoy some sunshine and taste lots of wines!

At La Sicilyana we are proud to personally check the quality of the wine that ends up in the glass of our clients. It is a great investment of time and money but it is worth the effort.

I always experience a delightful hospitality at Cantine Nicosia, located at the feet of Etna Volcano. Had a great chat and wine tasting with Graziano Nicosia, owner and great grandnephew of the vinery founder, who introduced me to some new wines. Needless to say that I loved them all! The challenge will be deciding which ones will make into our wine list!

I was particularly impressed by their Etna Rosso Lenza di Munti, already awarded by a prestigious Italian wine guide.

Great news for the lovers of natural wines. Their delicious organic and vegan Frappato, now has NO ADDED SULPHITES! After two years of experimentation, the result is a great natural wine with a fragrance of strawberry and a brand new look.

Not only great wines. At Cantine Nicosia you can also experience authentic local cousine. Their restaurant, called “The Osteria” is one of my favourites. A welcoming place with a wonderful view of Etna volcano. Great food complimented by their superb wines, my family and I absolute love it! The chefs have revisited the Sicilian culinary tradition with a contemporary and gourmant twist using only prime and local ingredients. Highly recommended!

The tasting tour continues, next stop Valledolmo, the home of Castellucci Miano vinery.

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