There is nothing like the brisk air of Spring to make everyone feel more active, even more creative, certainly more willing to do and move. What better opportunity to go out and walk through nature to positively affect one’s health and mood? And if this is combined with culture and taste, the experience will be certainly amazing!
Tenuta Valle delle Ferle, a few km far from Caltagirone, is the perfect place for this! The wine estate, placed in one of the most beautiful corner of Sicily, is owned by Claudia Sciacca and her husband Andrea Annino, who have bought the existing vineyards and the old palmento (millstone) of the eighteenth century. In a few years these two young and talented engineers have been able to restore the winery to its original beauty, and transform the millstone into a very modern cellar, even if maintaining its original structure. Supported by the historic cellar master and the oenologists Andrea Marletta and Giuseppe Romano, Claudia and Andrea have enhanced indigenous grape varieties, such as Nero d’Avola and Frappato, by following a philosophy based on quality and respect for the environment.
Every month (except when engaged in international fairs) it is possible to book a walk through the vineyards, a wine tasting session or other initiatives dedicated to the fascinating world of wine: the best way to enjoy nature and discover the truest traditions of this part of Sicily, considered as the oldest wine route ever documented.
From the vineyards, which are partly located near an archaeological site, guests can proceed to Caltagirone, the splendid Baroque town, famous for its ceramics. Claudia and Andrea are always pleased to make you enjoy a multisensory experience which will certainly satisfies palate, heart and mind.