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An Organic Vineyard on Mt. Etna

May 24, 2012

On the Northeastern side of Mt. Etna, just a few kilometers away from the town of Linguaglossa,lies an organic vineyard, the Scilio Estate in the Galfina Valley.  The estate covers an area of 28 hectares and the Scilio family has run this business for four generations.  On a recent visit to the estate, I had the pleasure of enjoying the peaceful ambience of the estate and also the warm hospitality of the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Scilio.  When Mr. Scilio and his wife conducted a wine tasting, I sampled some of Sicily’s native grapes.  Nerello Mascalese is one of these native grapes and its rich flavor and full body are ideal for some of Sicily’s traditional rustic recipes which contain ingredients such as eggplant and tomatoes.     The white wine was a blend of two other native grapes, Carricante and Catarratto.  This vineyard lies on the rugged terrain of the volcano where the soil has the richness of years and years of lava flows and having Mt. Etna in the backdrop only adds to the beauty of the natural environment.

View from my room

View from courtyard

Courtyard at Scilio Winery

View from one of the tables at restaurant 

  1. maria plumari permalink

    ciao bellissime foto
    la Sicilia è una terra unica un bacio


  2. Grazie Mariuzza!

    Domani e’ il tuo compleanno!!!!!!!!Auguri!!!


  3. Pamela De Leon permalink

    The first picture is breathtaking! Imagine waking up to that every day…
    When are you off to England? safe travels,


    • I am in England at this time. I am enjoying the family; visiting my favorite Aunt and enjoying my cousins on a daily basis.


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