Visit of Planeta winery in Menfi
"Ours is a new way of thinking about traveling to Sicily: Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna and Capo Milazzo, a non-random route, strongly linked to the diversity of landscapes and the character of men and therefore of their wines." - Diego Planeta
We will visit and taste the wines at Planeta Winery of Ulmo, in Sambuca di Sicilia, on the shores of Lake Arancio, where the passion for winemaking combine with the hospitality of a marvelous land.
The visit includes the tasting of 4 Cru, selected top wines Planeta and ends with a selection of Planeta Extra Vergin olive oil Dop Val di Mazara. After the oil-tasting, the visit continues with an aperitif of appetizers, fried food (Panelle and aubergines cutlets), seasonal salads, vegetables, aubergines caponata and a selection of Sicilian cheese and salame. Between Menfi and Sambuca di Sicilia, in Ulmo, the history of the Planeta Cellars begins. A cellar with a 16th-century beam, a place rich in memories and nature, touched by the waters of Lake Arancio. In 1955 the first winery was built with over 250 hectares of land cultivated with autochthonous and international grapes. The geological conformation favors the drainage of the area, and a gentle breeze surrounds the vineyards. In addition to the quality of the wine, you are inebriated with the Tenuta's twenty-year hospitality. Sustainability is another feature of Planeta viticulture: protection of individual territories, landscape, traditions, special initiatives and production of culture.