A UNIQUE EXPERIENCEWine & Culture

Every day we welcome wine lovers and wine trade professionals to our nineteenth-century estate, at the foot of Monte Serra in Viagrande. Our mission is to offer our guests an opportunity to become ambassadors of Etna wines, creating memorable experiences that communicate our territory and its centuries-old traditions via our wines.

To do this, we accompany our guests around the estate, up the slope of Monte Serra — an ancient volcanic cone sewn with vines — to see and touch our centenary vines of Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. From the vineyard, we visit our old and majestic Palmento to learn about local customs and the winemaking techniques of our ancestors. Your experience continues in the historical former cellar, which has been transformed into a painting collection room for our selection of oil-on-canvas portraits, and on to the oak barrel room, where we age our red wines. The experience culminates in an in-depth tasting of Benanti wines, accompanied by a curated choice of local delicacies.

Visitors are welcomed to the estate by our sommeliers, young Etneans who have trained with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the Italian Sommelier Foundation or the Italian Sommelier Association.

Visitors can purchase our wines on site, by cash or credit card, and have them shipped directly to Italy and abroad, through specialized trusted couriers.

ABSOLUTE EXCELLENCE

Get to know Etna

For those who would like a guided journey through our selection of wines.

This experience includes a visit of the estate and the Monte Serra vineyard in Viagrande, plus a tasting of five Benanti wines selected by our sommeliers and accompanied by a selection of local delicacies.

This is an interactive experience that provides a lasting understanding of Etna’s history, vine growing and winemaking and an opportunity to hone your tasting skills.

The experience includes:

  • Overview of Etna and Benanti
  • Guided visit
  • Guided tasting of selected wines
  • Food pairing
  • Use of Rastal ® glasses

ETNA IN ITS ENTIRETY

Contrade Selection

For wine enthusiasts and those who want to discover the uniquely specific characters of wines from the different slopes of the Etna D.O.C.. This experience includes a visit to the Monte Serra estate in Viagrande and a guided tasting of five of our wines from four different Contrade.

The wine tasting is combined with a selection of local specialties to create an interactive experience that provides a deep understanding of Etna’s history, vine growing and winemaking and an opportunity to hone your tasting skills.

The experience includes:

  • Overview of Etna and Benanti
  • Guided visit
  • Contrade Selection wine tasting
  • Food pairing
  • Use of Rastal ® glasses

ALWAYS CONTEMPORARY

Library Vintages

An unmissable opportunity for those who wish to travel back in time, accompanied by wines of great longevity and complexity. This experience includes a visit to the Monte Serra estate in Viagrande and a guided tasting of five wines belonging to the winery’s thirty-year collection. The wine tasting is combined with a selection of local specialties for an interactive experience that offers a profound understanding of Etna’s history, vinegrowing and winemaking, and an opportunity to hone your tasting techniques.

The experience includes:

  • Overview of Etna and Benanti
  • Guided visit
  • Tasting of Library Vintages
  • Food pairing
  • Use of professional crystal Zalto® or Riedel® glasses

SOMETHING DIFFERENTTailor-made experiences

There are many ways to have a special experience at Benanti. Below are examples of activities that can be customized for you. Contact us for information and reservations.

TRAINING COURSESHigh-profile educational collaborations

Enrich your technical background by participating to top-level wine courses with our prestigious partners, including Veni Vidi Vini of wine educator Enrico Donati DipWSET (WSET plus Technical English Applied to Wine courses), Vinidea of wine lecturer Giuliano Boni, and other compelling tastings that we organize in collaboration with F.I.S., A.I.S., F.I.S.A.R., and O.N.A.V.

Spectacular vineyards on every slope of Mount Etna, an historic winemaking palmento, the maximum expression of local fine wines. Every experience and visit is unique and tailor-made.
Contact

Tel. +39 095 789 09 28
Mob. +39 392 983 40 99
info@benanti.it

Address

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 361,
95029 Viagrande (CT)
37° 36’ 57’’ / 15° 5’ 56’’

Hours

Every day
Upon reservation

Visits are conducted in Italian, English or, with sufficient notice, in other languages.

COME FOR A VISITHow to reach us

Located at the base of the breathtaking extinct volcanic cone of Monte Serra, our estate offers you a unique setting for an unforgettable experience.

From Catania
15 km / 20 minutes

 

  • Take the Tangenziale di Catania northbound towards Messina
  • Take the exit “Paese Etnei” and follow the signs for Viagrande
  • In Viagrande, continue north towards Zafferana Etnea, Etna, and Monterosso
  • Leaving the village of Viagrande, you will see us on the left of the road
From  Taormina
40 km / 45 minutes

 

  • Take the A18 motorway heading south towards Catania.
  • Exit at “Acireale” and follow for Viagrande
  • In Viagrande, continue north towards Zafferana, Etna, Monterosso
  • Leaving the village of Viagrande, you will see us on the left of the road
From Siracusa
80 km / 75 minutes

 

  • Take the E45 highway north towards Catania
  • Take the Catania ring road northwards towards Messina
  • Take the exit “Etna Countries” and follow the signs for Viagrande
  • In Viagrande, continue north towards Zafferana Etnea, Etna, and Monterosso
  • Leaving the village of Viagrande, you will see us on the left of the road