Sicily has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and wet winters and
hot, dry summers with very changeable intermediate seasons. On the coasts,
especially the south-western, the climate is affected by the African currents
and summers can be scorching.
Sicily is seen as an island of warm winters but also, above all along the
Tyrrhenian coast and in the inland areas, winters can be cold, with typical
Snow falls in abundance above 900–1000 metres, but stronger cold waves
can easily carry it in the hills and even in coastal cities, especially in the northern coast of island. The interior mountains, especially Nebrodi, Madonie and Etna, enjoy a fully mountain climate, with heavy snowfalls during winter. The summit of Mount Etna is usually snow capped from October to May.
On the other hand, especially in the summer it is not unusual that there is the sirocco, the wind from the Sahara. Rainfall is scarce, and water proves deficient in some provinces where water crisis can happen sometimes.
The Sicilian region.
Alcamo DOC , Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG, Contea di Sclafani / Valledolmo–Contea di Sclafani DOC, Contessa Entellina DOC, Delia Nivolelli DOC, Eloro DOC, Erice DOC Etna DOC, Faro DOC, IGP Avola, IGP Camarro, IGP Fontanarossa di Cerda, IGP Salemi, IGP Salina, IGP Terre Siciliane, IGP Valle Belice, Malvasia delle Lipari DOC, Mamertino di Milazzo / Mamertino DOC, Marsala DOC, Menfi DOC, Monreale DOC, Noto DOC, Pantelleria DOC, Riesi DOC, Salaparuta DOC, Sambuca di Sicilia DOC, Santa Margherita di Belice DOC, Sciacca DOC, Sicilia DOC, Siracusa DOC, Vittoria DOC.
Alicante, Alicante Bouschet, Ansonica, Biancame, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Carricante, Catarratto, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Ciliegiolo, Damaschino, Fiano, Frappato, Grecanico Dorato, Grillo, Merlot, Müller-Thurgau, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, Nero d’Avola (Calabrese), Perricone, Petit Verdot, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Trebbiano, Vermentino, Viognier, Zibibbo.