Territories & Wineries
Hospitality in Menfi
Menfi is where the history of our family and our business began. We planted our first vines on the Ulmo estate, a few metres from Lake Arancio and the 16th century farmhouse which has been in the family for seventeen generations. This is where we have welcomed our guests for the last twenty years, inviting them to discover where their favourite wines originate, to taste them together with a traditional Planeta family lunch, and accompanying them along the footpaths of La Segreta woods or to explore the remains of the ancient Phoenician wine press.
What can you do in Ulmo
After a visit to the Ulmo winery and to the vineyards surrounding it, we will guide you in a wine tasting and in their purchase in the wine shop.
After a tasting there are several different ways to proceed; from a simple aperitif with selected local products to a Casa Planeta lunch with dishes prepared in our family kitchen such as caponata (stewed aubergines) and panelle (chick pea fritters), timballi (baked pasta) and arancine (rice balls) to a typical cassata (ricotta cake), all prepared according to old recipes and notions handed down for generations.
At Ulmo you can visit the remains of the ancient Phoenician wine press and explore the Iter Vitis museum, surrounded by the ‘collection’ of different Sicilian and Georgian vines, with which we intend to enhance the rich Sicilian winemaking culture.
La Segreta footpath also starts at the winery, along which you can explore unspoilt corners and splendid countryside, discovering vines and the lake.
What can you do in Dispensa
On particular occasions we open the doors of the Dispensa estate for exclusive visits to the winery and vineyards by devotees of oenology, which will conclude with guided tastings in the Library. On these occasions visits to the Infernotto can also be made with lunch in the delightful kitchen used daily by the family, and with a nostalgic and authentic atmosphere.
- Olive Groove
- Guided Tour
- Wine Tasting
- Wine Shop
- Cooking Class
- Country Museum
- Historic Building
Contrada Ulmo, 92017 Sambuca di Sicilia (AG)
Tel. +39 0925 1955460