Marsala Wine Tour

Mercedes Chauffeured Private Wine Tours from Palermo

For Italian wine lovers looking for a beautiful full-day wine tasting experience as an excursion from Palermo, we have designed this VIP private chauffeured tour to include two of Sicily’s finest estates in Marsala and a visit to the spectacular Greek Temple of Segesta. Marsala, located in western Sicily facing the Egadi Islands, is Sicily’s largest wine-producing center (using the native Grillo and Catarratto grapes) and probably the region with the most exciting history. British Admiral Nelson discovered the wines of Marsala when passing through its port in the year 1800 and became so enamored of them he ordered 500 barrels to take along with him to his fleet awaiting him in Malta. Along with wines such as Port, Sherry, and Madeira, Marsala soon found its place in the British market. By the early 1800s, there was even a regular ship sailing between Marsala in far-flung Sicily and Liverpool!

Marsala suffered (along with other wines like Sherry and Port) when the market’s taste changed, and many Marsala producers lowered the image of the brand by making flavored wines used mainly for cooking. Luckily certain producers continued to make ever-finer wines and managed to make once again the Marsala name famous. Wineries such as Florio are simply a “must do” while in Sicily, with a fascinating history and top-class wines. The beautiful cellar dates back to 1832. The estate is vast, housing long cellars with over 100 arches and a collection of over 40,000 historic Florio wine bottles. Many famous and infamous visitors have come to taste wines here, from King Vittore Emanuele to Mussolini. Donnafugata is another producer we adore with a historic cellar (called “Baglio” in Sicily) in Marsala. You will taste six of their superb wines from their wide range of Sicilian wines, including the stunning Ben Ryé from Pantelleria.

Before returning to your hotel or cruise in Palermo, you will stop in Segesta to visit the magnificent Greek temple. This majestic Doric temple dates back to the 5th century BC and is set right in a peaceful meadow. The setting is highly atmospheric, don’t forget the camera! You will arrive back in Palermo in the early evening, and this concludes a marvelous Sicilian wine tasting excursion. If you are looking for a VIP private wine tasting tour from Palermo, this tour is perfect for you.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Luxury Chauffeured Wine Tasting Tour
  • Excursion from Palermo
  • VIP Winery Visits in Marsala
  • Excursion to Greek Temple in Segesta and hilltop Erice

Suggested Tailored Wine Tour Itinerary

  1. Marsala

    Sorting dried grapes at Donnafugata
    Sorting dried grapes at Donnafugata

    Sample Marsala Wine Tour Itinerary

    • None
    • Lunch with wine
    • Private Chauffeured Mercedes

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