Meet Medellin's Best Winery: Viña Sicilia

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Need quick info? Viña Sicilia is a winery located two hours away from Medellin where you can taste some wine and learn about winemaking.

There really is nothing as relaxing as a glass of wine with friends or family. That’s one of the reasons why I love visiting wineries so much!

Medellin is home to a pretty fantastic winery, actually. 

Located a little way out of the city, Viña Sicilia is a phenomenal spot to hang out and sip on some wine for an afternoon!

So, are you interested in learning more about Medellin’s best winery? Then keep reading, because I’ve got a story for you!

Where to Find the Winery

Viña Sicilia is located just an hour and a half outside of Medellin. Now, don’t let that put you off!

Getting around Medellin is actually pretty easy. You can book private cars that take you out to the winery or you can rent a car. Both are pretty affordable options, especially since many private tours don’t charge extra for additional passengers. 

If you want to, you can also take a tour. This tour includes the transportation as well as your experience, making it a good way to get to the winery if you’re worried about transportation. 

The Winery

The main attraction at the winery is, of course, the vineyard. This is what I came here for, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

Winery Tour 

When you first arrive at the winery, you’ll be greeted with a welcome cocktail. The cocktail is, as you might imagine, a grape juice-based concoction. It wasn’t my favorite drink, but it’s nice to start off with something!

Next, you’ll be treated to a guided tour of the vineyard. The tour is pretty cool, as you get a chance to learn about the different types of grapes. You’ll also learn what types of wines they make. 

As part of your tour, you’ll learn more about the wine-making process in general. It’s pretty interesting learning how long of a journey grapes undergo just to turn into wine!

At the end of the tour, it’s time to sit down for a Mediterranean-style lunch. And, of course, you’ll be treated to a glass of house wine. 

Price: $206,400 COP (about $60 USD) 

Wine Tasting

If you want to add to your experience, you can also go for a wine tasting and pairing. The tasting is a rose, a white, and a red wine.

During your tasting, you’ll learn about the seven S’s of drinking wine: 

  1. See
  2. Swirl
  3. Smell
  4. Sip
  5. Slurp
  6. Savor
  7. Spit

I’ll be honest, I skipped that last part and just enjoyed my three very generous wine tasters. But, if you want to be a true sommelier, go ahead and spit the wine out into the provided bucket.

Now, you’ll also get a tasting board prepared with your wine. This is a collection of cheese, sweets, fruits, and bread that you eat with your wine to enjoy the full tasting experience. 

Price: $313,500 COP (about $90)

The Spa

There are quite a few different experiences to try out at the winery, not just exploring the vineyard itself! Another way you can enjoy the winery is to spend time at the spa. Here are the different packages available.  

Full Spa Day

If you’re wanting to enjoy a spa or wellness retreat out of the city, Viña Sicilia is a great place to do it. 

This package includes a ton of different benefits, including a welcome cocktail for you to sip on. 

Once you finish your drink, you’ll get to try a wine therapy body treatment with exfoliation. Then, you’ll get a massage that incorporates grape seeds and grapeseed oil to help soften the skin. 

After your massage, enjoy a facial before heading to the jacuzzi where you’ll sip on a glass of wine. Your package also includes a Mediterranean-style lunch and access to the pool once your spa is over. 

Price: $391,000 COP (About $105 USD)

Individual Packages

If you don’t want to go for a full spa day, you can actually purchase a la carte spa options as well! Here are a couple of the choices available.

PackageInclusionsDurationPrice
Wine therapyA cup of wineA wine jacuzziA facialA wine body treatment2 hours$269,000 COP ($70 USD)
Full body massageGrapeseed oilFacial massageFull-body massage45-minutes$182,000 COP($50 USD)
Back massageGrapeseed oilBack, arms, legs, and glute massage25-minutes$120,000 COP($30 USD)

Overnight Plans

Since it is a little way out of the city, you might want to use Viña Sicilia as a weekend getaway! The winery offers a couple of overnight plans if you want to stay there. 

Hotel Stay

If you want to spend a night out in the country before heading back to your Casacol vacation rental or Airbnb, we get it. It’s a nice way to recharge in the country before heading back home to the hustle and bustle of the city. 

One night at the hotel includes: 

  • A welcome cocktail
  • Dinner
  • A tour of the vineyard
  • Access to the pool and jacuzzi
  • Breakfast and lunch the day of check-out

Price: $846,000 COP (about $230 USD) per couple 

Romantic Plan

If you want to take your stay at the vineyard to the next level, you can! This is a great way to wow a first date or even to set the mood for a proposal. 

This plan includes: 

  • A welcome cocktail
  • A vineyard tour
  • A romantic dinner
  • Live music serenade at the dinner table
  • A wine-therapy session
  • Pool and jacuzzi access
  • Breakfast and lunch on the day of checkout

Price: $1,234,000 COP (about $330 USD) per couple

Spa and Hotel Stay

The third plan you can enjoy at the winery is centered around the spa. If your main goal of getting out of the city is some much-needed R&R, this is a good choice. 

The spa and hotel stay plan includes: 

  • A welcome cocktail
  • A complete spa package
  • A tour of the vineyard
  • Dinner
  • Access to the pool and jacuzzi
  • Breakfast and lunch on the day of checkout.

Price: $1,102,000 COP (about USD $315) per couple

Spend a Day at Medellin’s Best Winery

Medellin’s best winery (and one of the only wineries!) is definitely Viña Sicilia, without a doubt. The wine is great, the views are gorgeous, and the atmosphere is peaceful. 

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a weekend, this is a great choice. We’re confident you’ll love learning about the different wines and how they’re made!

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