This course is specially designed for students of wine, winemakers, journalists, bloggers, and other members of the wine trade who are interested in a concentrated study of this unique wine region.

Join our Director of Education, Benjamin Spencer, as we plunge into the history, traditions, and contemporary trends of Mount Etna’s finest wine producers. Each full-day course is specially designed to focus on the traditional vineyard training methods, enological practices, and styles of wine found in various contrade – villages – around the mountain.
Etna Wine School – Two-day Wine School

By learning directly from Etna winemakers, winery educators and grape growers, students are better able to understand and explain the nuances and qualities of the high-altitude, volcanic wines that they encounter in the global marketplace.

The vineyards of Mount Etna have been sculpted by more than 500,000 years of continuous eruptions, earthquakes, and stratification of volcanic sands and igneous rock. In this course, we focus on the differences between neighboring contrade and the wines that are made in each.

By examining the individual contrade, and tasting the wines made by different producers, we learn how diverse these terroir-driven wines really are.

Our first day focuses on the contrada of Milo – the only region for Etna Bianco Superiore wines made from the Carricante grape – and an introduction to Etna Rosso and wines made from Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio.

Day two focuses on Etna’s sparkling wine production and the bold red wines of Etna North.

We invite you to join us!


  • Pick up at hotel
  • Winery Tour
  • Lunch
  • Winery tour
  • Palmento/Vineyard tour and tasting
  • Return to hotel


  • Pick up at hotel
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Lunch
  • Winery/Vineyard tour and tasting
  • Return to hotel

This course includes: Transportation, professionally guided wine tastings at four (4) wineries, seasonal Sicilian foods, two days of education experience, and meetings with Etna winemakers or their designated educators/representatives.

These courses must be booked in advance. Private groups available for up to eight (8) people. Larger group tours available. We are able to amend the specifics of a tour with proper notice.

Starts at €580/person + tax (2 guest minimum)

Contact us with any questions