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Sicily Walking Tours: City Tours

Visit to Planeta Winery


Discovering Planeta Winery: A Taste of Sicilian Excellence

Visiting the Planeta Winery with Your Own Italy offers an exceptional journey into the heart of Sicilian wine country, showcasing the diversity and richness of Sicily’s viticulture. Planeta, a family-owned winery with a long history and deep roots in Sicily, has been at the forefront of the island’s wine renaissance. With estates spread across Sicily, including in Menfi, Vittoria, Noto, Etna, and Capo Milazzo, Planeta has played a pivotal role in elevating the profile of Sicilian wines on the global stage.

A Tour of the Vineyards and Cellars

Your visit to Planeta begins with a tour of the vineyards, where you’ll learn about the winery’s commitment to sustainability and innovation. Each estate of Planeta is carefully chosen for its unique terroir, contributing to the distinct character of their wines. The tour provides insights into the grape varieties cultivated by Planeta, including indigenous Sicilian grapes like Nero d’Avola and international varieties that have thrived in Sicily’s volcanic soils.

Wine Tasting Experience

The highlight of your visit is a guided wine tasting session, where you’ll sample a selection of Planeta’s finest wines. From crisp and aromatic whites to full-bodied and complex reds, each wine tells a story of Sicily’s rich viticultural heritage and Planeta’s pioneering spirit. The tasting often includes Planeta’s flagship wines, such as the Chardonnay, Cometa (made from Fiano grapes), and the Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Sicily’s only DOCG wine.

Sicilian Cuisine and Wine Pairing

Enhance your wine tasting experience with a lunch or dinner featuring traditional Sicilian dishes, expertly paired with Planeta wines. Sicilian cuisine, known for its bold flavors and fresh ingredients, complements the wines beautifully, offering a complete sensory exploration of the island’s culinary and viticultural bounty.

Your Own Italy: Tailoring Your Sicilian Wine Adventure

With Your Own Italy, your visit to Planeta Winery is more than just a tasting—it’s a deep dive into the world of Sicilian wine, tailored to your interests and palate. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or new to the world of wine, we ensure your experience at Planeta is both enlightening and enjoyable.

Embark on Your Sicilian Wine Journey

Are you ready to explore the vineyards, taste the wines, and discover the flavors of Sicily at Planeta Winery? Contact Your Own Italy to plan your personalized visit. Experience the excellence of Planeta’s wines, learn about the rich viticultural heritage of Sicily, and indulge in the island’s gastronomic delights. This journey through Sicily’s wine country promises not only to awaken your senses with exquisite tastes and aromas but also to enrich your understanding of one of the world’s most ancient and diverse wine regions. Let Your Own Italy guide you through an unforgettable exploration of Sicilian wine, where each sip reveals the passion, tradition, and innovation that define Planeta Winery.

What's Included

Begin your day with a private driver picking you up from your accommodations, setting the stage for a memorable excursion to La Planeta Ulmo Winery in Sambuca. This winery, known for its dedication to quality and innovation, offers a unique glimpse into the world of Sicilian viticulture and olive oil production.

Private Transportation: Enjoy the convenience and comfort of being picked up and dropped off at your accommodations by a private driver.
Winery and Vineyards Tour: Discover the beauty and intricacies of La Planeta Ulmo Winery’s vineyards, learning about the winemaking process from grape to glass.
Guided Tasting Session: Indulge in a curated tasting experience featuring 4 of the winery’s finest wines and 3 distinct olive oils, showcasing the diversity of Sicilian terroir.
Aperitif with Appetizers: Savor a selection of appetizers and typical products, perfectly paired with your tastings to enhance the flavors and your overall experience.
Sumptuous Lunch: Conclude your visit with a delicious lunch on the villa grounds, where each dish is complemented by wine tastings, making for an unforgettable gastronomic delight.

This personalized journey to La Planeta Ulmo Winery offers not only a deep dive into the craft of winemaking and olive oil production but also a chance to revel in the culinary riches of Sicily, all set against the picturesque backdrop of Sambuca’s rolling hills.


Tips for Your Visit to Planeta Winery

Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for walking through vineyards and cellars.
Ask Questions: The staff at Planeta are knowledgeable and passionate about their wines. Don’t hesitate to engage with them to deepen your understanding of Sicilian wine.
Explore the Estates: If time allows, consider visiting more than one of Planeta’s estates to appreciate the diversity of Sicily’s wine regions.


Is there a dress code I should know about?
There is a dress code for churches and basilicas. Shoulders and knees must be covered; shorts, miniskirts, and sleeveless shirts are not permitted. It is also recommended that you not take large bags or backpacks on tours that include churches as you may not be permitted to enter and storage accommodations are not usually available.
What if there is bad weather?
Our tours operate rain or shine!
Is tipping customary in Italy?
Tipping is indeed customary in Italy ! It is considered a kind gesture and proper etiquette to leave “a little something extra” depending on the level of service you receive. For a private guide it is suggested to leave 15 – 25 euros for a typical 3-hour tour.
What happens after I’ve requested a booking through your website?
Your Own Italy will send a confirmation email within 24 hours of your booking. You will then be invited to make your payment using a link that will be provided.
Can wheelchair users go on this walking tour?
Not all walking tours are fully accessible for wheelchair users or those with walking disabilities. However, if anyone in your group requires special accommodation, please let us know when completing the booking and we will work out suitable alternative routes.
Can tours be modified?
Yes, we will do our best to adjust any tour to accommodate special requests.
How far in advance should I book my walking tour?
Tours should be booked 48 hours in advance. While we cannot guarantee availability if booking occurs in less than 48 hours, we will do our best to accommodate your request.
What are Your Own Italy’s payment terms?
Full payment is due when the tour confirmation email is sent, within 24 hours of your booking. You will be provided with a link to our payment page. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
What is your cancellation policy?
Tours must be canceled by email 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. If cancellation is made in less than this time, Your Own Italy cannot guarantee a full refund.
How do I amend a reservation?
Any changes to existing reservations must be requested by email. All efforts will be made to accommodate changes, but they cannot be guaranteed.
What should I do if I have a larger group than the size suggested on the website?
Your Own Italy is delighted to accommodate large groups. Please specify the number in your party when booking, and every effort will be made to organize a tour within the time limits provided.

Meeting Point

Please specify when booking whether you would prefer to meet your private guide at your accommodations or at a designated point near the highlights of the tour.

Duration Of Tour

Walking Tours last approximately 3 hours unless otherwise specified.
Tour times are average – some groups prefer a more leisurely pace with fewer sites, with your private guide, this is your option.