A trip to Planeta Winery, Vittoria

Updated on Jun 29, 2016 by Becky Petrie

Blog > A trip to Planeta Winery, Vittoria

One of our sales girls Becky recounts her wonderful experience visiting Planeta Winery in Vittoria, Sicily.

Last year I had a fantastic opportunity to visit the South Eastern part of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. We were located in a small hotel in the historical baroque town of Modica; this beautifully positioned town gave me the perfect taster to Sicily. Surrounded by rugged landscape and hill sides loaded with the most extraordinary medieval buildings; Modica had so much for us feast our eyes upon.

The week was over as soon as it started!  There was so much to do, explore and learn – a week was not enough, I wanted to stay for longer. The glorious weather and the array of stunning scenery and interesting stories of an Island I hadn’t heard of much before; no wonder the local Sicilian guides were so passionate about their homeland.

We explored Ragusa’s stunning Cathedral of San Giovanni, relaxed on glorious sandy beaches in Noto and visited the scenic archaeological park of Cava d'Ispica in Modica – it really has it all. It’s hard to pick a favourite part of the trip, but if I had to it would be our visit to Planeta Winery in Vittoria, Sicilia.

We are all aware of the Italians love for good food and wine. I certainly appreciate good food and a glass of decent wine and I can say Planeta Winery exceeded my expectations and more! The setting was absolutely perfect, perched on a mountain top overlooking Sicilia surrounded by palm trees and vineyards.

As our tour began we were welcomed with the most spectacular sunset. We were also given the opportunity to make our own pizza in the huge wood-fired clay ovens – I realised quickly I wasn’t a natural. Nevertheless it tasted incredible. There’s nothing quite like sampling your own mini creation whilst sipping on a refreshing glass of wine in a truly tranquil, beautiful setting.

Over a short amount of time I learnt that the Sicilians abide by quality, but they definitely love quantity. After sampling some sweet rosé wines, dry whites and smooth reds, as well as snacking on homemade pizza, we were invited to the courtyard where a three course meal was laid out for us. We chose our favourite wine from the tour to enjoy over dinner and we were treated to a delicious local banquet.

I was sad to leave this special place; however I have now discovered a website who delivers the wine from Planeta Winery to my very own front door! Every time I have glass the taste reminds me of wonderful memories. Once you’ve sampled Sicilian wine, there’s no going back! 

If you're feeling inspired to book a holiday to Sicily, visit the Sicilian Places website for more information. 

 

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