Territories & Wineries
Hospitality at Etna
In 2008 we planted the first vines on the northern slope of Etna, between the lava rocks and the woods which surround Passopisciaro. With a carefully conservative restoration, we have transformed the old buildings of the Sciara Nuova estate into the centre of our hospitality on Etna; the grape press has now become the wine shop and the old house is now the big dining room. And between the old terraces we have built a natural amphitheatre, a magical place for our cultural events.
What you can do in Sciara Nuova
We are waiting to guide you along the path between the vines of Sciara Nuova after a visit to the Feudo di Mezzo winery.
In the large Ribatteria, or on the verandah during the warmer seasons, we welcome you for a guided tasting of our wines, which can be followed with an aperitif or lunch, enjoying not only the enchanted atmosphere of the volcano in all seasons but also the special products of its surrounding districts, in particular cheese and salamis.
At Sciara Nuova we have transformed vineyard into Theatre, excavating a stage from what at one time were terraces used for cultivating vines, and acquiring mountains, lava and ancient pine trees as scenery. Every summer we organise the ‘Sciaranuova Festival’ here. The idea of retrieving this natural amphitheatre and planning a theatrical programme ourselves allows us to become involved with another art form and to bring about a specific project of improvement and cultural activity on Etna also.
- Olive Groove
- Guided Tour
- Wine Tasting
- Wine Shop
- Historic Building
Contrada Sciaranuova, Passopisciaro - Castiglione di Sicilia - 95012 CT
Tel. +39 0925 1955460