Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Winegrowing dates back to 1500 BC, and the region’s Mediterranean climate, with mild wet winters and hot dry summers, is ideal for growing grapes. This perfect climate has helped foster Sicily’s growth as a wine-producing region, making it one of Italy’s largest both in terms of acreage and production.
While art, music and architecture have deep roots in Sicily, it is wine and cuisine most often thought of when Sicily is mentioned. Every part of Sicily has its own specialty ranging from sweets and pastas to meats and cheeses. Indigenous grapes such as Nero d’Avola and Grillo help make the Sicilian wine experience truly unique.