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    Sicily Wine Tour - Jun 2022 (SOLD OUT)

    Sicily Wine Study Tour with Kerin O'Keefe

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    June 5 – June 10, 2022

    Embark on our Sicily Study Tour!

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to travel through all the key appellations of this incredible and diverse wine region of Italy with a notable expert and fabulous instructor!

    Sicilia’s position in the center of the Mediterranean Sea has made the island a nexus of cultural mixing and integration for millennia. This rich cultural heritage is matched by an amazingly diverse and complex range of wines and gastronomy that reflects all of the contributions made by the different civilizations who have settled here over the millennia.

    Blessed with a varied range of terroirs, Sicily boasts some of the most distinctive grapes and wines of Italy. Old alberello vines of Nerello Mascalese and Carricante grow at high altitude on the slopes of the impressive volcano Etna. In the northeast corner of Sicily, Faro and Mamertino, are considered among the region most noteworthy terroirs. The southeast part of the island, famous for its unique Sicilian Baroque architecture, is the traditional home to Sicily’s flagship variety Nero d’Avola and Frappato.

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    • Discover the Sicily wine region with your instructor, Kerin O’Keefe, Italian Wine Editor for Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
    • Delve into the fascinating volcanic terroirs of Etna and explore the other Sicily’s iconic wine appellations including Faro, Mamertino, Vittoria, Eloro and Noto.
    • Sicilia boasts remarkable works of art, architecture, and literature and lays claim to one of Italy’s largest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    • Drink history as you learn about the evolution of the region’s wines and taste winemaking philosophy in the glass.
    • Experience insider tastings with winemakers at some of Sicily’s most renowned wineries. Compare vintages and vineyards as you learn local details directly from the people who grow the grapes and make the wine.
    • Lunch and dine in the region’s best restaurants and discover the region’s epicurean delights paired with fantastic wines from all over Sicily.

    Travel with a group of wine students who are serious about wine, either as wine professionals or committed wine lovers. Share an educational, epicurean and unforgettable experience while mastering the world of Sicily. Trips are open to people from all countries, and are held in English.

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    Based on the current COVID situation and for the safety of our students and hosts, participants will be required to provide a proof of vaccination before joining a 2022 study trip.

    WSG reserves the right to modify sanitary requirements at any time and at its sole discretion. For more information, please consult the study trips Terms and Conditions.


    • Instruction throughout by author and Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Italian Editor, Kerin O’Keefe
    • All professional-level tours and extensive tastings at renowned wine producers
    • Services of a Tour Manager throughout, to provide customer service and logistics support
    • 3 nights at 4-star Albergo Villa Belvedere in Taormina, double occupancy
    • 2 nights at 4-star Villa Carlotta in Ragusa, double occupancy
    • Welcome drink with your tour instructor and tour manager.
    • 5 buffet breakfasts
    • 5 gourmet lunches expertly matched with top-quality wines
    • 2 gastronomic dinners expertly matched with top-quality wines
    • Deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach transportation throughout, with bottled water on-board
    • All hotel and other taxes, and gratuities for included restaurants

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    Your Guide: Kerin O'Keefe

    • Award-winning Journalist and Author
    • Italian Wine Editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine
    • Author of three books including "Barolo and Barbaresco the King and Queen of Italian Wine"



    It was an honor and pleasure to be accompanied and educated by Kerin O'Keefe .
    Maria Morano
    Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, May 2017
    Kerin was a very wonderful instructor. Extremely knowledgable, easy to talk to and very fun.
    Nancy Jorgensen
    Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, June 2018
    Kerin was an amazing instructor with very deep knowledge of the wines and the region, as well as excellent relationships and rapport with the producers and winemakers.
    Peter Waisberg
    Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, May 2017
    Kerin's knowledge of the area is very, very good. She was personable, engaging, and fun. I would take another trip with her anytime.
    Robert Wolfe
    Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, May 2017
    Kerin was a wonderful guide - a wealth of knowledge, a delight to be around, a consummate professional.
    Liz Palmer
    Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, May 2017

    Your Tour Manager : Claudia Cesarino

    Assisting the instructor and making sure logistics run smoothly and that your needs are answered will be Claudia Cesarino.

    Claudia’s career started in the international hospitality industry and event organising at the St. Regis Grand Hotel in Rome and then at Vinopolis in London. She then worked in India for the famous Italian wine company Marchesi Antinori, training the staff about wine at prestigious hotels like the Hyatt, Sheraton, Kempinski, Taj, Oberoi and Park. 

    Now a very experienced wine tour guide, Claudia is a member of the Italian Sommelier Association.


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    Our exceptional study trips offer intensive, professional-level, educational programming within the wines regions of France, Italy and Spain. Lead by top wine industry professionals, our itineraries take you into some of the best cellars and vineyards for hands-on learning and unparalleled tasting opportunities. What better way to connect theory with practice!

    • Piedmont

      May 22 - May 27, 2022


    • Catalunya

      May 29 - Jun 03, 2022


    • Sicily

      Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2022


    • Champagne

      Jun 14 - Jun 18, 2022


    • Loire

      Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022


    • Bordeaux

      Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2022


    • Bourgogne

      Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022


    • Rhône

      Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022


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