Chiara

farmhouse

Chiara, me and her mother

1,000 years old olive tree

oil from the estate

views to Mt Etna

a lovely touch

Vigo wine produced at the estate

corner of the private chapel

the old wine press

Romeo del Castello family stem

The Oasis

Winetasting and visit at Fattorie Romeo del Castello, Mt Etna

The aristocratic country estate is located near Randazzo at the foothills of Mt Etna.

Owned by a Sicilian family,  the house on the estate has been maintained in its original grandeur of the early 1800's.

 

Visit consists of a walk through the vineyard with owner, you will see the 100 years old vines that are still produce grapes for wine making.  

Stroll to the Oasis a little corner where the 1981 lava stopped just 500m from the villa creating an enclosure with a natural garden.

 

Returning towards the house, you will stop for a visit at the Palmento the old wine press and the family chapel that is still in use.

 

In the magnificent dining room of the house, you will be able to taste local home-made specialties and  the estate wine Vigo Etna Rosso D.O.C. and  Allegracore Etna Rosso D.O.C. which will be served by the owner.