Today we left our beautiful home at Mandranova and headed to the western side of the island where we will spend the next four days at the Donna Franca agriturismo just north of Marsala. On the way we stopped to tour the Planeta winery at Sambuca with our very gracious host, Chiara Planeta. One of five properties they own on the island, the vineyards here are the main production areas for their white wines and merlot and overlook Lago Arancio. Chiara led us through a wonderful tasting of many of their wines that are not available in the states as well as their award winning Cometa and Merlot. Afterwards she put together a delicious lunch of regional products including the absolute best fresh ricotta we've had yet, and believe me we've had a lot of it in the past week!
We're back on the road now, heading to our next home that will look out to the Egadi Islands and the Mediterranean Sea...ah la dolce vita!!!