Etna Wine Courses
STUDYING WINE HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN
Our distance learning programs are designed to help beginners, wine experts, and journalists discover the wines of Mount Etna on their own terms. We offer a la carte courses and certificate programs that fit every schedule.
In this introductory course we talk about the wines being made on Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano, in sunny Sicily.
What our graduates are saying about this course
This course is very informative, I am currently working with Sicilian wines so I learned a lot. It’s definitely making me more successful at work.
— A. Hanson, USA
I really enjoyed taking the course. It was quite informative for a beginner and sparked my enthusiasm to take it further.
— L. Large, Sicily
Eccezionale!!! Per chi è Italiano come me, l’ho consiglio vivamente spiegato in maniera chiara è facile da comprendere.
Serve un livello medio d’Inglese.
— G. Messina, Italy
COURSES IN DEVELOPMENT
ETNA AMBASSADOR CERTIFICATE
This long-form certificate program is perfect for anyone working with Italian wines, or wine students in search of a deeper understanding of the wines being made on Etna.
ETNA SCHOLAR CERTIFICATE
The Etna Scholar Certificate is for students who have completed the Etna Ambassador training and wish to become a permanent member of the Etna community.
We offer experiences for wine professionals and enthusiasts. All experiences are custom-designed and private unless otherwise communicated. They include various options for vineyard and winery visits, typical Sicilian foods, expert-led education courses, tastings, and other services. Contact us for general information, or send us an email at email@example.com
Our Half-Day Courses and Full-Day Courses include expert-led visits to vineyards, wineries, and other unique settings on Mount Etna. For those interested in experiences longer than our Two-Day Course, we are able to create multi-day programs on request. Contact us to request this experience.
VOLCANO + WINE
We know you’re curious. We are too. Some times understanding Etna wines means you have to go to the source. This course goes off-road and up craters before we even arrive at the winery for a wine-pairing lunch and tour of the facility. If you’re up for it (we know you are) send us a flare and we’ll get you there.
STYLIZED WINE COURSES
Do you love sparkling wines or natural wines? Or maybe you like sweet wines or wines grown on volcanic craters? We have one course designed specifically for those interested in vintage variations and other experiences dedicated exclusively to grape varieties or old vines. Whatever your passion, we’ve got you covered. All you have to do is ask.
FOOD + WINE
We’ve done our research, partly because it’s our job, but mostly because we love this place. Our Food + Wine experience combines traditional Catanese cuisine and wine from Mount Etna for an in-depth exploration of Eastern Sicily. Each class is presented with our partners, on location in their kitchens and laboratories. Courses include tastings or how-to experiences with a lunch and something to drink. Contact us to request this experience.
CIRCUMETNEA TRAIN + WINE TASTING
The Circumetnea train once served the vineyards and wineries of Mount Etna as a means to bring their products to the historic Port of Riposto and the City of Catania. Today, the train serves as a conduit between the past and present. Travel with us, through the lava fields and small historic towns of Mount Etna. This tour includes luxury transportation, a ride on the Circumetnea Train, winery and vineyard visits, and a guided wine tasting paired with seasonal Sicilian foods. Contact us to request this experience.