Sicilian Wine Lunch – Mount Etna and beyond
Petersham Nurseries, in collaboration with Petersham Cellar, is delighted to host an exclusive wine lunch focused purely on Sicily.
The Greeks, Phoenicians, Arabs and Italians have all held sway over Sicily. Though the Greeks brought their advanced viticulture techniques, Sicilians have been making wine since 4000 BC. Its dry, warm climate features regular sunshine and moderate rainfall that suits wine production. Arid conditions reduce the chance of rot and mildew, especially in areas kissed with coastal breezes. This makes Sicily a prime candidate for organic farming. Olives, citrus and grains drive the agricultural sector beyond wine.
Heritage regions like Marsala did put Sicilian wine on the map. Wine traditions in each of the island’s regions, from Vittoria to Mount Etna, have remained strong. In the 1980s, a resurgence in interest brought improvements in viticulture and winemaking. Today, Sicily turns out some of the most exciting labels in Italy.
Join us in our beautiful Kitchen Garden Greenhouse at Petersham Nurseries. Begin the afternoon with the new vintage of Zisola Azisa 2021 for a reception drink with canapés, then sit down to four exquisite courses reflecting the Sicilian seasons.
The wines that will be showcased are:
Starter : Alberelli di Giodo Bianco 2020
Fish Course : Zisola Cattarato Contrado 2021
White Meat Course : Zisola Doppiozeta 2017
Cheese Course : Alberelli di Giodo Nerello Mascalese 2019