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Tour code: 3303WINE
Discover the wines of Italy’s Veneto region with a half-day trip to a historic winery housed in a 17th-century villa. Travel in a comfortable Mercedes minivan from Venice to a beautiful setting of rolling vineyards and charming gardens. Learn about the long winemaking history of Veneto, which dates back to the Roman Empire, and tour the grounds and barrel rooms of a family-run winery. Taste several different Veneto varietals served with house-made appetizers as you enjoy the social atmosphere of this small-group tour.

Highlights

  • 1-hour evening wine tasting at a traditional enoteca in Venice
  • Sample four different types of Veneto wine with your sommelier
  • Taste whites such as friulano or soave as well as a Prosecco
  • Compare reds like refosco or marzemino
  • Enjoy traditional Venetian cicchetti to complement the wine
  • Learn all about the Veneto winemaking region and the various characteristics of the different wines

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you’re staying in Venice for just a few days and you don't have time to visit the vineyards directly, this pre-dinner wine tasting experience is a great way to sample some of the region’s tastiest wines.

What You Can Expect

Evening Wine Tasting Experience in Venice

Sample some of Veneto's finest wines at an enoteca in Venice

The Veneto winemaking region, just north of Venice, started producing wine as early as the 1st century, during the early rule of the Roman Empire. Explore the region’s historic vines and varietals with this small-group tour, with numbers limited to eight people for an intimate experience.

Make your way to Piazzale Roma in central Venice, where you’ll meet your local guide and hop aboard an air-conditioned Mercedes minivan. Along the way to the town of Treviso, your guide will share interesting facts about Veneto’s history and wines.

You’ll arrive at a charming 17th-century villa nestled among the rolling hills and vineyards of in the scenic Lison-Pramaggiore region. Meet the host of the 50-year-old winery housed here and learn how regional climate and soil conditions are ideal for producing grapes for Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, plus other regional varietals.

Tour the on-site barrel rooms and learn about the winemaking process, and then head to a table on the winery’s scenic grounds for a personalized tasting. Sample several different wines, and enjoy appetizers like fresh bread and cheeses to complement the wine’s flavors. Before you leave, you’ll have a chance to purchase a bottle or two to take home from the on-site wine shop. Relax on the scenic return drive to Venice, where you’ll be dropped off at the original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Jan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good wine good food and a explanation of each wine.

Jesse R

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.

Cookie

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!

Barabara C

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.

Emily C

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!

sarah a

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.

Mary B

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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