Vineyard tour

Vineyard tour

A weekend with Mandrarossa

The Mandrarossa Vineyard Tour is a great excuse for spending a weekend in the company of good wine, whilst tasting the local specialities, all against a stunning backdrop of vineyards and sea.

The event

This event has been held every year for the last eight years, between the end of August and the beginning of September, with the aim of promoting the splendours and boundless variety of this region. Wine and food-tasting, sport and excursions into the unspoilt natural world of Menfi will continually delight the visitor, whether trekking on horseback through the vineyards, or biking along the cycle-track leading from the Cantina down to the sea. An unsurpassable weekend in a Sicilian wine-making locality; we begin with the grape-harvest, picking by hand, with everyone joining in. The day then continues with some serious wine-tasting, and other recreational activities in an ever-changing annual programme; the day draws to its close with joyous dancing among the pine-trees, whilst sipping a glass of Mandrarossa, to the hushed strains of live music.

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Manifold emotions

Wine and food-tasting, sport and excursions into the unspoilt natural world of Menfi will continually delight the visitor.

The 2019 Edition & Mandrachef

Entertaining, involving and exciting. This is Mandrachef, the cooking show that, in the lastest Vineyard Tour 2019, witnessed Valeria Raciti, winner of Master Chef 2018, and Andrea Lo Cicero, Testimonial Mandrarossa, taking part in a culinary contest under the watchful eyes of the ladies from the Brigata Mandrarossa.

Here was a foray among typical local dishes, as suggested by the ladies of the Brigata, and reworked by the creative hands of Andrea and Valeria, who battled to come up with the most outstanding dishes to accompany the Mandrarossa wines. The general public acted as jury and, after sampling each course, voted for their favourite. While this contest was taking place, our own Roberta Urso, Public Relations manager, described the wines, inviting participants to discover the fragrances and aromas of the wines that had been selected to enhance the dishes prepared by the chefs. Finally, at the end of the contest, the winning menu was proclaimed by our staff.

Wine Dinner

Then, for real conoisseurs, there was the Wine Dinner, a delightful ambience for a degustation menu in the hands of Valeria Raciti: four courses, paired with four wines, prepared by Valeria and served in a magnificent setting, with the vineyards looking out over the sea, presenting a magical backdrop for the enjoyment of delicious food, a good glass of Mandrarossa wine and the gently wafting sea-breeze.

Mandrachef on Tour

In the wake of our wonderful experience with Mandrachef 2019, a new project emerged: Mandra Chef on Tour.

A tour among Italian regions to discover novel pairings between local specialities and the complex flavour and character of the best Mandrarossa wines. The culinary contest between Valeria Raciti and Andrea Lo Cicero goes on under the watchful eyes of the audience.