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  • Location:Venice, Italy
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Evening Wine Tasting Experience in Venice

Visit a traditional 'enoteca' (wine bar) in Venice, and enjoy a 1-hour wine tasting, led by a knowledgeable local sommelier! Learn all about the prestigious Veneto winemaking region, and sample four different varietals of local wine including the sparkling prosecco. Bite-sized delicacies known as cicchetti are also served alongside each wine to complement the flavors.


  • 1-hour evening wine tasting inside a Venice enoteca
  • Sample four different types of Veneto wine with a knowledgeable sommelier
  • Enjoy traditional Venetian cicchetti to complement the wine
  • Try popular varietals such as prosecco, ribolla gialla, refosco and ripasso
  • Learn all about the Veneto winemaking region and characteristics of the wine

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is the perfect pre-dinner experience to try a great selection of Venetian wines! Remember, if they offer you Chianti wine, it will always be red!

What You Can Expect

Evening Wine Tasting Experience in Venice

Taste delicious Veneto wine at an entoca in town!

Meet your sommelier inside the enoteca, a lively square popular with locals, and take a seat for your 1-hour wine tasting. Throughout your session, your sommelier will serve four varieties of wine from around the Veneto area, the popular winemaking region that surrounds Venice.

Protected from the harsher climate of northern Europe by the Alps, the Veneto region is known for producing easy-to-drink reds and light, fresh whites. Hear of well-known Veneto wine such as Soave, and sample popular varietals including prosecco, the sparkling white wine that’s loved all over the world. Try the dry white ribolla gialla, and compare the flavors of the rich, warm refosco red with the full-bodied tones of a ripasso, a red made from partially dried grape skins.

Alongside the wine, enjoy some cicchetti, the small delicacies that are considered a Venetian speciality. Each tapas-like portion of cicchetti is paired with a complementing wine and, while the dishes vary each time, you can expect delicacies such as arancini (rice balls), fried zucchini flowers or baccala (traditional salt cod).

After your 1-hour tasting session, you can stay in the bar to enjoy more Veneto wine and food at your own expense. Alternatively, ask your sommelier for recommendations of different wine varietals to try on a later occasion.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good wine good food and a explanation of each wine.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Very enjoyable. The restaurant was a little out of the way but we enjoyed seeing a new area of Venice. We tasted 4 wines, including one white, one prosecco and two reds. All glasses of wine were generous (about 100ml). The accompanying tapas were delicious and filling. We were there about 2 hours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Great evening - I was the only one on the tour but the staff at the restaurant were fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Was lovely. Local bar with a knowledgable well spoken local bar attendent. They were very accommodating with our palate, and changes the 2 red tastes to 2 white. The wines were very enjoyable. I recommend this tour.

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2015

Really good food, cute atmosphere, not difficult to find and really nice staff. Unfortunately we were the only ones there and did not receive too much information on the wines and dishes served. Otherwise- really delicious food and worth staying for dinner afterward!

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

wonderful tasting in a part of venice we'd never been to - so felt like locals! full glasses of wine and delicious appetizers. great fun pre dinner event.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better June 2014

While the wine and appetizers were delicious; we did not find the proprietor friendly at all. When we gave him our voucher for this, he said, "Well I suppose we can do this." We were the only ones doing this and he acted like it was a chore. I would definitely suggest something else. You can experience good wine anywhere in Venice and hopefully friendlier service.

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