Masters of Wine: Masterclass in Sicily – Donnafugata Winery


Through its members and activities, the Institute of Masters of Wine promotes excellence, interaction and learning across all sectors of the global wine community.

As part of its annual calendar of outreach events, the Institute organises a variety of Workshops and Masterclasses to interested participants. The focus at these events is to introduce both its study programme and its examination by showcasing the MW approach to wine tasting and theory topics in a practical and relevant way.

The 6th consecutive Italy ‘Masterclass’ programme will take place 3-5 March 2017. The classes will be led by a number of Masters of Wine, including Jane Hunt MWPeter McCombie MW and Susan Hulme MW. The team will explain the MW approach to the examination syllabus with a special focus on the writing and tasting skills required to become a Master of Wine. The classes will include tastings of a substantial number of wines from a wide variety of different regions of the world.

As well as tastings throughout the day, evening dinners are included as part of the programme and these will provide further tasting opportunities led by both MWs and producers.

Masterclass attendees who are eligible to join the MW Study Programme will be given the chance to apply online for the Study Programme in June 2017, at a discounted rate (£100) from the normal application fee.

Further details 

Venue: Donnafugata, Via S. Lipari 18, 91025 Marsala (TP)

Date: 3-5 March 2017 (starting at lunch-time on the 3 March and finishing late afternoon on 5 March). Please register by 13 February to be guaranteed a place.

Open to: Interested professionals who are highly motivated in relation to the wine world and the culture of wine. All classes will be given in English. Attendees wishing to be considered for entry to the Institute’s Study Programme must meet the Institute’s entrance requirements – see herefor more information.

Fees: 550,00€ (+22% VAT)

Suggested Accommodation: we suggest Hotel Carmine in Marsala, – rooms are available for 75€ per night.The hotel is very close to Donnafugata winery, around 5 minutes by car. A bus transfer will be provided every day for all the participants from the hotel to the winery.

To register: please contact Giovanna Zullo on

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