Sicilia en Primeur 2016, April 19-23. Press Tour and Tasting at the Verdura Resort

Sicilia en Primeur 2016, April 19-23. Press Tour and Tasting at the Verdura Resort
25 January 2016 Francesco Pensovecchio

Sicilia en Primeur 2016

Press Tour and Tasting at the Verdura Resort

Sicily, April 19-23


Sicilia en Primeur® is the annual event of Assovini dedicated to Sicilian wine. Aimed at professionals in the sector, to both the Italian and the international wine press, it offers these seasoned visitors a full vision of the characteristics of one of world’s most famous and fascinating  wine-producing regions,  a big picture which presents an historical and geographical overview of millennia of viticultural life. It is an opportunity to get to know the producers who belong to Assovini Sicilia as well as some of the major tourist attractions of the island. Tastings, visits to the wineries and to the place of major artistic and archeological interest and to the natural beauties of the island make Sicilia en Primeur® an event within the event, a trip which brushes the genesis of Western civilization.

Sicilia en Primeur ® unrolls in two successive phases:

  1. Press Tour:  the first part is based on visits to the various sites and places. There are, in total, eight different itineraries in the 2016 edition, and they take place from April 19th to April 21st. There are three tours in western Sicily, one in central Sicily, one in the Cerasuolo di Vittoria area, one in the island’s northeast and on the southern flank of Mount Etna, the last on the northern side of Etna. Each tour has programmed visits to approximately eight different producers.
  2. Tasting: April 21st to April 23rd will be dedicated to the tasting of the 2015 vintage, principally en primeur but of some wines already on the market as well. It will be possible either to meet with and taste with the producers or to try the wines in a separate space, set up for the purpose and with assistance from sommeliers. The 2016 edition will take place at the Rocco Forte – Verdura Resort di Sciacca.

The Wineries which will participate in the 2016 edition are:


Arianna Occhipinti

Baglio Del Cristo

Baglio Di Pianetto

Barone Beneventano Del Bosco

Barone Di Villagrande

Barone Sergio


Caruso & Minini

Castellucci Miano


Coste Ghirlanda



CVA Canicattì


Di Giovanna


Duca Di Salaparuta – Corvo – Florio



Feudi del Pisciotto

Feudo Arancio

Feudo di Gulfa

Feudo Maccari

Feudo Principi di Butera


Girolamo Russo


Gregorio De Gregorio


Le Casematte

Lombardo Vini

Marchesi De Gregorio

Marchesi di San Giuliano

Masseria del Feudo

Palmento Costanzo



Principe di Corleone – Pollara




Tasca d’Almerita

Tenuta di Fessina

Tenuta Gatti

Tenute Rapitalà

Terrazze dell’Etna

Terre di Giurfo


Valle dell’Acate





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