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Located in the southeast of Sicily, Val di Noto’s territory is most known because of its beautiful towns in late Sicilian Baroque style, which had to be rebuilt following a devastating earthquake in the 17th century. In this area, rich in architectural beauty and natural landscapes, you will be able to enjoy some unforgettable wine tastings during your visits to the local wineries.

Thanks to Val di Noto’s favorable weather conditions and rich soils, your wine tastings in the area will, without doubt, include wines with good intensity and typical Mediterranean aromas and flavors. The territory of Val di Noto boasts three DOC appellations, Siracusa DOC, Noto DOC and Eloro DOC.

Which food to taste in Val di Noto?

Val di Noto doesn’t only have great wines to offer. Between a winery visit and a wine tasting, make sure to save some time to explore the culinary traditions of the area. Some specialties you shouldn’t miss out on are arancini, pasta alla Norma, cassatelle ragusane, granita and brioche.

Which wines to taste in Val di Noto?

During your winery visits in Val di Noto, you will learn how the two main grape varieties that grow locally in the area can be vinified, either blended or in purity, to obtain the different appellations of Val di Noto. The main white grape type of this area is Moscato Bianco, while the main red grape variety is Nero d’Avola.

Which is the best season to visit Val di Noto?

In order to be able to enjoy your winery visits and wine tastings in Val di Noto to the fullest, we recommend booking your trip to this beautiful destination either in late spring, when the flowers are blossoming and the sea starts warming up, or in early autumn when the air begins to cool down and the tourists thin out.

What things to do in Val di Noto?

While in Val di Noto, don’t limit yourself to visiting its wineries. Some of the area’s highlights that are worth a visit are the cities of Noto and Ragusa and their Baroque noble palaces, such as Palazzo Bertini and Palazzo Nicolaci, the town of Modica (famous for its chocolate) and its San Giorgio church, the small town of Scicli.