USA Today on BKWine’s wine tours: “Critically acclaimed and highly professional international wine tourism company”

“A leader in its field, BKWine focuses exclusively on the greatest boutique wineries, avoiding the large and conventional vineyards that many competitors favor”

Sicily is a magnificent wine country. It is a beautiful landscape, often wild, often not what you expect. As a wine producer Sicily is also unexpected. They make some deliciously elegant and fresh red wines, far from the heavy overripe that the unsuspecting wine drinker with pre-conceived ideas would think. That is not very surprising though.

USA Today logo 2012Although Sicily is one of Italy’s biggest wine producing regions its wines are very little know. But delicious

What better reason to go there to discover both delicious wines and food and magnificent nature?

Perhaps with this in mind USA Today made a wine tour feature focusing on wine tours to Sicily.

We were happy to see that BKWine was one of the few companies featured in their article, actually one of only two organisers of packaged wine tours to Sicily. Especially when we read the text!

Some excerpts from their article:

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USA Today Sicily Wine Tours

Sicily, the Mediterranean’s largest island, is well into its third millennium of wine production. […]

The most important production zone for quality wines in Sicily — indeed one of the most interesting in the world — is Etna. The still-active volcano’s soil gives life to an array of indigenous grapes such as the white, mineral Carricante and the red, intense Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. On the slopes of Etna, and elsewhere on the island, red Nero d’Avola and Frappato are bottled on their own, or blended together for a fruity, floral effect. […]

BKWine Tours

This critically acclaimed and highly professional international wine tourism company offers a combination of scheduled group itineraries and custom tours. BKWine’s five-day tours explore the wines and vines of Mt Etna, Ragusa, Vittoria, Noto and Pachino and offer a rare chance to concentrate on a limited geographic area in Sicily, rather than surveying the vast island.

A leader in its field, BKWine focuses exclusively on the greatest boutique wineries, avoiding the large and conventional vineyards that many competitors favor. The company can also arrange customized guided and self-guided itineraries for large and small groups, families, luxury travelers, corporate groups and wine professionals.

Indeed, one of the benefits of having a long experience as a wine tour operator is to know where to go and who to visit, to avoid the more “touristic” mass-tourism oriented wineries, often with more famous names, that less experienced or less knowledgeable operators may prefer.

The article is written by Katie Parla who is a food and wine journalist based in Rome. She writes for a number of prestigious publications, including USA Today. You can see the whole article here on USAToday.com. (USA Today is America’s second largest paper and its website is said to have 38 million visitors.)

Many thanks to Katie Parla and to USA Today for having discovered our wine tours, designed for the true wine lover.

You can find more information about our Sicily wine tour program here.

Read more press and media mentions on BKWine wine tours here.

Vineyards and rolling hills on Sicily

Vineyards and rolling hills on Sicily, copyright BKWine Photography

Old bottles ageing in the wine cellar

Old bottles ageing in the wine cellar, copyright BKWine Photography

Olive groves and vineyards

Olive groves and vineyards, copyright BKWine Photography

In the vineyards on the slopes of Etna, Sicily

In the vineyards on the slopes of Etna, Sicily, copyright BKWine Photography

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