Grape Harvest with Locals in Sicily
Grape Harvest with Locals in Sicily Grape Harvest with Locals in Sicily

Grape Harvest with Locals in Sicily

Maletto, ItalyCall For Price Full Day

The grape harvest in the South of Italy takes place between the end of August through September, depending on the weather that year. In Sicily, this activity allows local families to be together. The task needs to be accomplished in one day and often continues with a crush. For the occasion, the entire extended family (grandparents, parents, sons, uncles, and so on) help, out and celebrates with a special lunch. You will start the day as the locals do — very early in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. Be ready to get up before the sun and enjoy a gorgeous sunrise surrounded by acres and acres of grapes. Harvesting grapes is hard work, but you can choose to participate or just observe. Either way, it is an unforgettable experience for the senses.

 

An exquisite breakfast will be served in the middle of the grape fields and before you and your Local go visit a winery to learn more about the crush and the different local varieties. You will walk around the fields with the locals to learn more about their craft, traditions, and work. As usual, we recommend that you work up a good appetite to join the local family for lunch where the “vino” will be flowing happily and generously. Italians are famous for making sure that in their home you have had enough to eat. Mangia, mangia!

  • A full day with local Sicilian residents to learn about them, their culture, and life in Sicily, all with a perfect view of Mt. Etna
  • Visiting the countryside vineyards for a breakfast
  • A lesson on growing and harvesting grapes and how wine is made
  • Helping the family with the harvest of the grapes, don’t forget to try some
  • A traditional Sicilian lunch with your Locals featuring the wine you have just learned so much about

 

 

Duration: 7-8 hours

Availability: Late August to end of September

Difficulty level: Easy

Meals: Any meals and refreshments on your own

Transportation: Provided by Local

Requirements: Walking in the countryside. We need to know of any food allergies or intolerances. For alcohol consumption guests must be 21 or over

Equipment RecommendedComfortable footwear

Max # of people allowed: 8

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