Wines of Sicily DOC – Sicilian Wines Are their Own Thing

I had to write this story, especially being a 50% Sicilian woman. I might be half greek, but I’m half Sicilian and just love this idea. See Sicily is its own thing.

A lot of people initially think of Sicily as part of Italy, which it is politically but culturally, Sicily is so much its own thing, and even better, the wines reflect that.

What you see in the photo are the Grillo and Nero D’Avola varietals. Sicily uses their own grapes at times and the wines definitely taste like they’re their own stand-alone grape. So if you like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, you’ll love Grillo. If you like Cabernet Sauvignon or Syrah, you might like Nero D’avola.

Heck, who am I kidding, you’ll love Nero D’avola.  These grapes add another dimension and honestly when you’re drinking the same Cab’s every time you go out with the moms, it just adds a nice little layer of something different.

I love the idea that we are featuring Sicilian wines as their own thing because they deserve a bit of a spotlight. Not just because I’m a Sicilian mom, but because they have such a unique flavor profile.


They made a standalone website so you can learn more about Sicilian DOC. What is DOC? Well the Denominazione di Origine Controllata. Okay, what does that mean? Think how Champagne comes from only the champagne region of France and you get the idea. This means these wines are basically Sicilian.