Duca di Salaparuta

Duca di Salaparuta, Palermo: Address, Phone Number, Duca di Salaparuta Reviews: 4.5/5

Duca di Salaparuta
4.5
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4.5
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Hitting60
Auckland, New Zealand282 contributions
What a gem !
Sep 2019 • Couples
This place should be top of the list of anyone visiting Palermo. It is such a refreshing change from the historical places in Palermo frequented by tourists.

A short ride on the train from Palermo Centrale and a short walk from the train station .

We were very fortunate to have Valentina as our guide. She is fantastically friendly, knowledgeable and gave us an thoroughly enjoyable tour of the cellar with great explanations of the history and process of wine making. Following the cellar tour, we tasted 5 different types of wines (both white and red), paired with Sicilian bread with different tomato based spreads ..they were divine.

The staff are super friendly and helpful . We got a bit lost walking from the train station, and was hot and flustered by the time we got there. When we left, Valentina offered us a ride to the train station! Now that is what we called fantastic service !!

Written 6 September 2019
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EbM
Birmingham, UK6 contributions
Very good value
Mar 2019 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Good value. We got to try 5 wines and they were paired Sicilian snacks. Very informative and a great way to spend the afternoon. Lovely venue too
Written 26 March 2019
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jennym329
Cardiff, UK166 contributions
Little Gem
Sep 2018
Half day tour was amazing hosted by Ingrid who was so informative and friendly. It was very interesting and finished off with tasting White, 2 Reds & Masala accompanied by little plates of food. We were given a little book at the end of our visit which recommended wines to go with food along with space for notes. Would highly recommend a visit it is spotless and the gift shop is amazing.
Written 14 October 2018
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William M
3 contributions
Wine tasting paired with food
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is a great way to spend an hour and a half for about 13 euros per person, well worth it considering the amount of wine you get to sample and the free guide book you get. A very knowledgeable and helpful guide showed us round and served us the wine to sample, which was delicious, as was the food. You have to pre-book and they asked us for any dietary preferences: I am vegan and my wife doesn't eat meat. We were well catered for. The shop is definitely worth a visit afterwards, where you can buy some wine but there are plenty other interesting things like Sicilian cook books in several languages, liqueurs, small jars of Sicilian sauces etc.
Written 25 September 2018
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nicolaaaam
Glasgow, UK14 contributions
Go and do this!!!
Aug 2018
Unfortunately a cancelled train resulted in us having to cancel our scheduled tour. However the staff were kind enough to reschedule our tour for the following day. The winery itself is very grand and beautiful. We were greeted by Valentina who is the most lovely, welcoming tour guide you could ask for. She is extremely knowledgable and friendly. The history behind this winery is so interesting and you will discover so much about Sicilian wine making. We loved the tasting so much that we decided to take some wine home. They even organised a shipment of bottles back to Glasgow for us which saved us a lot of hassle! I thoroughly recommend this tour, if you love wine, this will make your holiday.

I must also add that if you are using a smartphone, do not follow the trip-advisor Apple maps directions to Duca di Salaparuta as they are incorrect for some reason. To clarify, it is in Casteldacchia, Palermo and as a reference is around 100m away from ‘Hotel Solunto Mare’, on the other side of the road.
Written 9 August 2018
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617susan
Southampton, UK11 contributions
Absolutely Stunning Winery
May 2018 • Couples
This is must for wine lovers who visit Sicily! Had the pleasure of a tour of this beautiful winery. They made us so welcome and the guide (I think her name was Valentina) was so knowledgeable and very informative. Was able to take photographs and she was so patient answering our questions. The wine tasting at the end was a delight and so enjoyable, I could have stayed all day! The wine was wonderful, the attention to detail was superb and the friendliness was out of this world! An absolute must for wine lovers. We will be there again next year!
Written 1 June 2018
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JON A
3 contributions
What a unique opportunity!
Jan 2018 • Friends
I had the pleasure of attending a wine tasting and group lunch with a travel group of 10 people and we had a wonderful time at the winery! The staff was great and our tour guide was multilingual and excellent. I cannot recommend this option highly enough when visiting Palermo. Do a wine tasting and then head to Soluntum ruins for great views. Perfect day!
Written 23 January 2018
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Carmen T
17 contributions
Beautiful winery tour and tasting!
Jan 2018 • Couples
This made my trip to Palermo! I cannot say enough about how warm and welcomed the winery made us feel! Valentina was an absolute delight! And Francesca was so knowledgable and patient to explain everything!! Lots of history and technical information. So lovely! What an amazing experience and tour! And the tasting.. wow! Delicious!
Written 11 January 2018
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travelingal555
Hopkinsville, KY125 contributions
Marsala
Jun 2014 • Friends
This was a very pleasant tour of a winery. Very historical and the largest. We had a very informative tour ( in English ) and a wine tasting was also included for us. A very enjoyable day. We also visited the gift shop which I enjoyed. Nice people!
Written 4 July 2014
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Patricia P
Springfield, MA6 contributions
A dream come true.
Feb 2011 • Friends
We arrived in Palermo on Friday and on Saturday after visiting Catania we stopped at the winery. My grandson (27) was traveling with me and my friends and when we entered the gates to the winery he was shocked. I knew that this was part of our trip since December as I recognized the name (duca di salaparuta). My late husband and I shared many a glass of the Corvo rosso. It was our favorite and to actually be visiting the winery was a dream come true for me and to be able to share it with my grandson and friends was an absolutely magical experience. It was also an emotional visit. My only regret is that my husband did not get the chance to share it with me but I know he was there with us in spirit. I really enjoyed seeing some of the older labels on the bottles as we have been drinking Corvo for over 30 years. My grandson also was delighted to be able to see the place where the wine his grandfather and I so enjoyed came from.

We had a delightful lunch and sampled several wines and were also able to purchase several bottles from the onsite store.

Wonderful experience and again I can check that off my bucket list.
Trish
Spfld MA (USA)
Written 17 August 2011
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