Gambino Winery
Gambino Winery
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
On the eastern side of the Etna volcano, in the woods of the National Park and facing the sea of Taormina, the Gambino vineyards are a pleasure for your senses and for your heart. A Pleasure for your sight, because they represent one of the best models of Etna vineyards of high altitude: in an exclusive natural environment, at 800 meters above sea level, the vineyards lay on sunny and airy terracing that have a breathtaking panorama. A pleasure for your sense of smell, for the unmistakable perfumes of the volcano vegetation. A pleasure for your heart, because the vineyards and wine are great passion that, for over twenty years, involves and guides the Raciti Gambino family.
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  • Normanp54
    Perth, Australia152 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must for wine lovets
    A must for wine lovers. The venue is superb. Alessandro was our guide through the 4 wines we tasted. The food that went with the wines was excellent. His knowledge of Etna and Sicilian wines was outstanding . Well done and congratulations
    Thanks a lot for your amazing feedback! thank you!
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • BornaTravelinMan
    San Diego, California105 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable surprise!
    Had rented a car and decided to visit Gambino as I often visit Napa/Sonoma in California Wine country. Was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful vineyard. The wines were all quite pleasant - didn’t taste a single pour that I didn’t enjoy. Food included for 39 euro vs. 28 without and was nice as well. A cheese and meat plate, sausages, and cannolis. Had a very enjoyable time and would buy the wines in the USA where they have distribution! Cheers
    Thank you for visiting Gambino during your trip and for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by our beautiful vineyard, reminiscent of the charm you often find in Napa/Sonoma in California Wine country. We're thrilled that you enjoyed all the wines you tasted and that each pour was quite pleasant. It's wonderful to know that the food included in the package added to your experience. We appreciate your kind words and are glad to have provided you with an enjoyable time during your visit. Thank you once again for choosing to visit us, and we would be thrilled to welcome you back whenever your travels bring you to our vineyard again. Cheers!
    Written 21 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Eric N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit to a lovely winery
    Lovely winery was great for a tasting and dinner. Wine was superb and well explained. Food was also great. Staff was really friendly. particularly Francesco. He made the evening wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely experience with us! We're delighted to hear that you had a great time at our winery during the tasting and dinner. It's wonderful to know that you found the wine superb and appreciated the detailed explanations. We're glad that you enjoyed the food as well. Our team takes pride in providing a delightful dining experience to complement the wines. We're especially grateful for your kind words about Francesco. Thank you for choosing to spend your time with us, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future for more memorable experiences. Cheers!
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Teresa
    Tampa, Florida17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it!
    A fantastic day at a truly lovely winery! We had an amazing time visiting this location. The people are friendly and informative. The view and venue are extraordinary. Last, but not least, the wines are fabulous! Loved every glass we tried - and we tried a lot of glasses! Would certainly return.
    Thank you for sharing your fantastic day with us! We're happy to hear that you had an amazing time at our lovely winery. We appreciate your enthusiasm for trying different glasses, and we would be absolutely delighted to welcome you back for another enjoyable visit. Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to spend your day with us. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers!
    Written 28 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • M B
    Canberra, Australia135 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walked in excited - walked out happy, full and surprised at how much we learnt
    Fantastic place to visit. It's gorgeous, unique, family run (we met Maria!) and the food and wine is exceptional and plentiful. We enjoyed our visit from learning about the history and the vineyards as well as the food. They also cater to children and we couldn't have asked for better service.
    Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us! It sounds like you had a truly memorable visit. The combination of a gorgeous, unique setting, a family-run atmosphere, and exceptional and plentiful food and wine clearly made for a special day. Meeting Maria (owner) must have been a wonderful part of the experience, adding a personal touch to your visit. It's great to hear that you not only enjoyed the delicious food and wine but also appreciated learning about the history and vineyards. Thank you for sharing your positive experience, and we hope you have more opportunities to enjoy such memorable visits in the future!
    Written 18 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Alan& Vicki
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best sommelier in whole of Sicily.
    We booked a wine tasting lunch where wine was paired with suggested food that highlighted the flavour and properties of Sicilian wine. The Gambino made Etna wines did not disappoint. Our sommelier Alessandro did a stellar job guiding us through the flavours , the contrasting properties of the reds and whites and describing the history of the winery. He is knowledgeable and interesting; his passion for wines clearly evident in his enthusiastic manner. We highly recommend this relaxing and informative experience. Salut! & Well done Alessandro.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful wine tasting lunch experience! It sounds like you had a fantastic time exploring the flavor and properties of Sicilian wine paired with delicious food at Gambino Winery. Alessandro, your sommelier, deserves high praise for his stellar guidance through the flavors and the nuances of both reds and whites, as well as for sharing the winery's history. His knowledge, enthusiasm, and evident passion for wines must have made the experience truly special. Your high recommendation is appreciated, thanks a lot again! Cheers!
    Written 18 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Abby K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of Our Trip - Make Sure to Ask for Nino!
    Our family of 5 visited Gambino Winery in August, 2023. We’ve toured several vineyards over the last few years and our visit to Gambino was the absolute best! While the view of the vineyard and beyond was breathtaking, and the lunch delicious, the best part was our tour guide Nino! Nino was extremely knowledgeable about wine making. In addition, having grown up in the area, he had a wealth of information to share about Linguaglossa, especially Mount Etna. Nino’s personality was very entertaining, as well. He has a great sense of humor and was very happy to answer all of our questions. We highly recommend a visit to Gambino Winery - and ask for Nino when you go!
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience visiting our winery! It's fantastic to hear that your visit to Gambino winery was the absolute best among the vineyards you've toured in recent years. The breathtaking view of the vineyard and the delicious lunch certainly add to the overall experience, but it's clear that your tour guide Nino made the visit exceptional. Nino's extensive knowledge of winemaking and his local expertise about Linguaglossa and Mount Etna must have added a unique and insightful dimension to your tour. It's great to know that Nino's entertaining personality and sense of humor made the experience even more enjoyable, and that he was eager to answer all of your questions. Thank you for the high recommendation to visit Gambino Winery. Cheers!
    Written 18 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • Steven D
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Vinyard, great lunch with fantastic views. Problemmatic Getting wine shipped to the US
    The lunch and wine and view! Amazing. Very Accommodating layout with tables overlooking the coast including Taormina. Breath-taking. Trying to get tour wine shipped to us ..... Leaving me breathless. 10 weeks and it may have had the FedEx label made today. Broken promises along the way. Only seem to put effort into it when prompted. Took 8 weeks to determine they could not ship to MI. Two weeks ago was told an alternate shipping to our Daughter in PA would be done within the week. FedEx label was printed today.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 September 2023
  • Woo68
    170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Experience
    This is an absolute must to go to if you visit Sicily. We first visited in April 2015 we picked a good day then as it was raining & what better way to spend it then in doors drinking delicious home grown wine gaining valuable knowledge on the grape vintage etc from wonderful friendly people. As we’ve visited this time in 2023, it was a different experience but still amazing. It was very busy but all went to plan & it was sunny this time so we got to see the great views. We thoroughly enjoyed it whatever the weather! There’s a choice of food & drink package to suit everyone on arrival. The staff advise what wines pair with your food. You can order wines too to be delivered to your home abroad which is fabulous, brings back memories of the day! You do need to book with the Gambino winery for a tasting session . Overall a fantastic day/experience second time around.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 October 2023
  • LoveToTravel524
    Santa Cruz, California1,346 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely day trip from Taormina
    We had one free day during our 2 night stay in Taormina and we easily drove to Gambino. We booked ahead via their website for their 11am full tasting (39E pp). They are very well set up to handle a lot of people and large bus groups. I’m glad we booked the early tasting to avoid later crowds. The staff are all very friendly and speak English. They poured 4 wines - two whites and two reds and each were from their Mt Etna vineyard and their Sicilian vineyard. It was interesting to compare them. They were generous with the pours and refreshed as we leisurely ate our lunch which was delicious and included cheeses, meats, vegetables, bread, sausage, couscous and topped off by delicious cannolis. It was a great experience for us. From here we drove about a half hour to lovely village of Randazzo and then one hour back to Taormina.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
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Haleiwa, HI2,399 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We had lunch and wine tasting at this winery after visiting Mt. Etna. One of the owners welcomed us to this very impressive property. Staff were warm, pleasant, and attentive. A relaxing afternoon enjoying good wine and local foods. The winery ships within Europe and to the USA.
Written 11 June 2024
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Otu
Morris Plains, NJ31 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had a very strange experience here. We first stood next to some of the vines and a lovely young woman gave us an overview of the winery. That was fine. But then we went inside and were seated for a lunch with wine pairing. The first course was nice, but then every course after that took a ridiculously long time in between, as if they kept forgetting about us---while serving other tables in a much more efficient manner. The wines served with each course were not described, which is the whole point of going to a winery and having a wine pairing meal. It was all very haphazard and the overall service for this lunch was impersonal and unorganized. There are much better wineries in the Mt Etna area.
Written 10 June 2024
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MauricioBabilonia
Denver, CO1,643 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We had a wonderful afternoon visiting this winery after driving to Rifugio Sapienza to see Mount Etna. We had planned the light lunch with wine tasting for 3:00pm and arrived around 2:40pm. We enjoyed walking outside for a few minutes and taking photos of the beautiful place. Everyone was friendly and you can do the tasting in English or Italian (Stefano did the introduction and Roberto took care of our table, both very friendly). The light lunch includes cheese, olives, salami, eggplant, couscous and sausage. Everything was delicious and plentiful, so much so that we did not eat dinner that night.
Written 7 June 2024
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Amanda L
Oklahoma City, OK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Amazing experience! This is a family owned winery & you can tell the love of the wine & experience with others. Also, for my gluten free humans - the staff was extremely helpful & provided gluten free options.
Written 2 June 2024
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Anna S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
What an amazing experience. Friends and I did the wine tasting. The food was exceptional and the wine outstanding.
To make our day even better we met the beautiful founders Maria and Vittorio. Thank you for making us feel so welcome, it was one of the highlights of our trip to sicily.
Written 27 May 2024
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Tammyx16
Malta42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is the 3rd time we came to Gambino Winery. And it will be our last.

We were disappointed by the lack of knowledge the tour guides had about wine in general.

Basically they didn't give a vineyard tour or tour of how the wine is made. They just give you an overview history paragraph and sit you down to try the wines. The staff rehearsed the same storyline and they tell you the same things they tell the table before you and after you - if you ask a question, they will quickly reply with I don't know and they don't try to get an answer for you.

At the end, I went to the bathroom and came back to find a wine pricelist on our table - I asked my husband whether he asked for it - he said that our waitress just brought it without us asking for it (we didn't even ask for the bill by then)

Over these past 10 years I've seen this winery grow into a massive tourist destination with inflated prices - utterly disappointing
Written 25 May 2024
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Josh L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Wife and I went here for one of our honeymoon excursions. First off Laurie our server/wine guide was amazing! She knew so much about the wines, pairings, and the region. She really made the experience special.

Now the food/wine… The winery gave us 4 glasses 2 red 2 white, one of each was from Etna and the other from central Sicily. They were paired with local cheese and meats which tasted amazing.

100% recommend and request Laurie if you can!
Written 16 May 2024
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK1,955 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This winery just above Taomira offers a very popular wine and cheese tasting. It offers quite generous servings of both, not just a morsel. It is located amongst the vineyards with spectacular views down to the coast. Best to go on a day when the view is clear if you can
Written 6 May 2024
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Tom Solberg
Napa, CA10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Tasting experience was great. Do the top tier option because the the pairings are perfect. Go early because the place will get busy.

My wine shipment was delayed and lost and became a little frustrating until Andrea got involved. If you ship wines, he was so easy to work with and everything was resolved quickly.

Go. Older vintages are great.

Cheers
Written 7 February 2024
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rhbphoto
Danville, PA186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Gambino Winery was a stop on our small group food and wine tour of Sicily.
We had a fabulous wine tasting and pairing. The staff was very pleasant and informative as we were not familiar with the grape varieties that grow near Etna. Our stay was leisurely and inviting. We enjoyed the experience so much that we shipped wine back to the USA. Wine tasting outside the USA is so, so much better.
Written 15 November 2023
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