4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Delve into the wines and winemaking heritage of the Veneto region on this small-group, half-day trip from Venice. Traveling in an air-conditioned Mercedes minivan, visit a historical Veneto ‘cantina’ (winery) housed in a 17th-century villa. Admire its rolling vineyard, discover how the wines are produced, see the barrel-stocked cellars, and learn about the Veneto’s wine history and its typical grape varieties. Finish with a wine tasting and homemade appetizers served up with expert insights from your winery host.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Half-day small-group Veneto wine tasting trip from Venice
  • Visit a historical cantina in a 17th-century villa in the Veneto region
  • Enjoy a wine tasting and homemade appetizers such as fresh breads and cheeses
  • Tour the winery and see the huge wine barrels in the cellar
  • Learn about the Veneto’s winemaking heritage and the grapes typically grown here
  • Travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Enjoy an intimate, small-group atmosphere on a trip limited to eight people

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What You Can Expect

Veneto Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour

Head into the Veneto wine region on an enjoyable wine tasting trip

Meet your driver-guide near Piazzale Roma in central Venice. Then, board your air-conditioned Mercedes minivan and travel through the Veneto region toward Treviso, just north of Venice.

On route, gain insight into the Veneto’s winemaking heritage and how its viticulture dates to Roman times — a fact substantiated by the Roman writer Pliny, who described the region as a ‘vineyard’ way back in the 1st century.

Head for the Lison-Pramaggiore region and arrive at a 17th-century country villa that’s home to a historical, family-run cantina. Admire the views over its garden-like 40-hectare (0.4 kilometer) vineyard and then head inside.

Meet your winery host and get an enlightening introduction to the 50-year-old winery. Discover why the local terrain and other conditions are perfect for producing excellent wines, and learn the different grapes grown here, from Pinot Grigio, Merlot and Cabernet France to Chardonnay and others — all typical to Veneto.

Take a guided tour of the winery and step inside the cellars to see the huge wine barrels before settling at an outdoor or indoor table for a wine tasting.

Savor the wine with nibbles such as fresh bread and local cheese, learn how the wine is made, and get expert tips from your host on the foods and flavors that best complement it.

If you wish, stock up on a bottle or two from the shop (own expense) before returning to Venice, where your trip ends at the original departure point.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A lovely day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This is one of the best wine tastings we have attended. The wines were delicious and very reasonably priced. The facility was clean and decorated in vintage equipment and pictures. Will definitely be purchasing the wine in the US.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

A fantastic day out from Venice! Highly recommended!! After reading previous reviews I was concerned about not finding the pick up point at the Plaza Roma, however it is extremely easy to locate - just behind and to the right of the public toilets. You can see the Hotel Olympia from the pick up point. The drive out to the Paladin winery was very comfortable in an air conditioned mini bus. The tour itself was great, our guide showed us around the winery and was very knowledgeable on the process of wine making (although we didn't actually see nay of the wine making process). We then sampled 11 different wines, including prosecco, a liquor, and a sparkling red. We were given varieties of salami and 'drunk' cheese and crackers to have with our wine. The tasting was the highlight of the tour! We bought 2 bottles at a very reasonable price, which we enjoyed back at our hotel in Venice! The only negative comment about the tour would be that we didn't actually get to go out onto the vineyard itself, or see the wine making process. It would have been great if we could have picked some grapes, or had some pictures taken in the vineyard and around the grounds. Also our tour was only for 4 hours, we spent and hour or so travelling each way to the winery, then 2hrs at the winery itself. I would still recommend this tour to anyone who has time to do it whilst in Venice! We thoroughly enjoyed it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Excellent experience, highly recommended! :)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

We enjoyed the lovely Paladin Winery/vineyard. Our driver was excellent and was able to tell us a bit about the area. The Paladin representative showed us through the winery from making the wines, to aging them. Our wine tasting was a highlight of the tour with grissini, cheese and thinly slice sausage to cleanse the palate

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

The trip was great! On time, courteous and a very knowledgeable guide. Clean vehicle and safe driving. The winery itself was wonderfully maintained and culturally unique and the wine tasting presentation was personalized. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Wonderful morning spent! Great Trip, and great wines!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2012

This was one of the best bits of our holiday. We turned up to Pizzale a Roma to find it was just me and my husband doing the tour, fab! Our driver was a lovely man who ended up taking us on the tour of the vineyard and bringing us the wine to taste. It was really informative and we ended up getting a bit squiffy! We got given some salami and 'drunk' cheese (which was amazing) to have with our wine. We ended up buying 4 bottles of wine to bring home. An excellent day, you must do it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

A really good day out from Venice. The vineyard was beautiful, the wines were wonderful and our guide was very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. As it was such a small group, we had one-to-one attention and plenty of time to ask questions.
The only problem we had was finding the pick up point to start with as the directions were not clear. If it had just said 'Behind the taxi rank' we would have found it immediately, but 'left side of the square' wasn't too easy. Apart from that - fantastic day! Thank you!

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

I enjoyed the Veneto Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour. Our driver told us about the beautiful country sides we drove through to get to the vineyard. The guide, at the vineyard, was very knowledgeable on the process of the vineyard's wine process. Our group (four people) tasted seven types of wine and had cheese, meat and crackers to go along with the tasting. I would recommend this tour.

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