Cantine Florio

Florio has created a new Winery concept: a magical, all-involving place that provides a unique experience in an unexpected world.

The historic Florio Winery in Marsala, built in tufo stone by Vincenzo Florio in 1832, welcomes visitors and offers them a captivating journey of discovery in a sophisticated, unexpected world.

Tradition and innovation blend in the Florio Concept Winery: the Winery tour and tasting experience, in the Donna Franca Florio tasting room, evolves to become original, unusual adventure involving the senses and the soul. The myriad sensations experienced by visitors to the Concept Winery are induced by the architecture itself, by over a century of history, the design of the spaces, like the Store and the new spectacular Florio Terrace, and the way in which all the senses are stimulated.

The idea is to give visitors a complete, unforgettable experience, and lead them on a journey of discovery of a world of magical atmospheres, well-being for the senses, and style. An unmistakable style that embodies state of the art technology and modernity, excellence and uniqueness, knowledge and culture.

The perfect wine for any occasion: every moment of the day, of the year, of life is unique and singular. Florio offer you a range of wines perfect to enhance each of these moments.

Unexpected and original, Florio wines conquer through their luminous Mediterranean attributes, their fascinating history and their daring modernity.

Grapes

Wines

White

  • Targa Riserva (Grillo) Marsala DOC
  • Sparkling Wines

  • Spumante Dolce Florio, (Moscato)
  • Fortified Wines

  • Terre Arse Marsala Vergine, (Grillo) Marsala DOC
  • Vecchio Florio (Grillo, Catarratto) Marsala DOC
  • Baglio Florio (Grillo) Marsala DOC
  • Red & Passito Wines

  • Passito di Pantelleria, Sicilia DOC (Moscato)
  • Thanks to its favourable and easily accessible position, its mild climate all year round and its stunning scenery and architecture, the Florio Winery is a perfect location for organizing business meetings and events.

    ROOMS
    • 7 large rooms;
    • 3 communicating ancient halls which can be modified to provide various hospitality formats, seating up to 350 guests;
    • “Sala delle Capriate”, a Truss Room fitted with all the multi-media devices necessary for roughly 70 guests;
    • Sala delle Pergole”, a refined Art Nouveau pergola-style space perfect for organizing coffee breaks or lunches;
    • 2 Tasting Chambers: Donna Franca & Duca Enrico, which offer ideal settings for transforming your event into a totally original and “non-conventional” occasion.

    What to do an what to see around ?

    • Museo degli Arazzi – Via Giuseppe Garaffa, 57, Marsala
    • Museo Baglio Annselmi – Lungomare Boeo, 30, Marsala, 91025
    • Windmills – Saline Ettore Infersa – C/da Ettore Infersa, Marsala
    • Riserva Naturale dello Stagnone – Contrada Birgi Vecchi, Marsala, 91025
    • Boat excursion to the island of Agadi
    • Verdura Golf Club – S.S. 115, Km 131, Sciacca
    • Marsala Beach – Marsala
    • Bicycle rental in Marsala – Marsala
    • Marsala – Historical centre

    Built in tuff stone by Vincenzo Florio in 1833, Cantine Florio welcome over 50 thousand visitors every year in unique environments, where history, architecture and design mix, for a journey into an exclusive world that surprises even the most prepared wine tourists .

    Come and visit the world of Florio: explore the Marsala winery cellars in the province of Trapani. Let yourself be enchanted by a place steeped in history and magic.

    Guided tour

    The guided tour of the Florio Cellars is a journey that begins in front of the majestic giant vats, built at the end of the 19th century and still used for the refinement of marsala. It continues inside the 3 fascinating barrel chambers, 165 meters long and running beneath 104 arches, under which 1.400 small barrels and about 600 larger barrels and vats of different capacities are arrayed, as c. 5.500.000 litres of Marsala wines age in silence and stillness. After a thirty minute tour through the barrel vaults, where the ancient tuff stone floor has been restored, you reach the avant-garde tasting rooms named Donna Franca and Duca Enrico. Here visitors are welcomed by innovative spaces, where the tasting of Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta and Florio wines is transformed into a memorable experience, thanks also to the addition of a selection of delicious local gastronomic nibbles.

    Cooking classes

    Class A

    • A welcome appetizer of Primosale cheese and “ficazza di tonno”
    • Trapanese couscous – all the participants will be involved the preparation of the dish, at their own work stations.
    • Sicilian caponata – the Chef will demonstrate how it is done (cooking show).
    • Pasticceria di mandorla (almond pastry) – all the participants will be involved the preparation of the dish, at their own work stations.

    At the end of the class, the participants will have the chance to eat the meal they prepared, paired with wines from the winery. Duration : between 2 to 2 1/2 hours  | Minimum 20 participants | Price : 50 € / person

    Class B

    • A welcome appetizer of citrus salad
    • Busiate (a typical, fresh local pasta) and trapanese pesto – all the participants will be involved the preparation of the dish, at their own work stations.
    • Parmigiana di melanzane – the Chef will demonstrate how it is done (cooking show).
    • Cassatelle fritte (sweets with ricotta) – all the participants will be involved the preparation of the dish, at their own work stations.

    At the end of the class, the participants will have the chance to eat the meal they prepared, paired with wines from the winery. Duration : between 2 to 2 1/2 hours  |  Minimum 20 participants  | Price : 50 € / person

    Class C

    • A welcome appetizer of Primosale cheese and “ficazza di tonno”
    • Trapanese couscous – all the participants will be involved the preparation of the dish, at their own work stations.
    • Busiate (a typical, fresh local pasta) and trapanese pesto – all the participants will be involved the preparation of the dish, at their own work stations.
    • Sicilian caponata – the Chef will demonstrate how it is done (cooking show).
    • Pasticceria di mandorla (almond pastry) – all the participants will be involved the preparation of the dish, at their own work stations.

    At the end of the class, the participants will have the chance to eat the meal they prepared, paired with wines from the winery. Duration : 3 hours  | Minimum 20 participants Price : 60 € / person

    Wine and food pairing
    • Multisensory tasting.
    • Price : starting from 10 € / person

     

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