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Address: Cannaregio 3689, 30121 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 341 3448
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Description: It's about wine! Forget Chianti, it's time to discover the spectacular...
It's about wine! Forget Chianti, it's time to discover the spectacular wines of the 'Tre Venezie' region that Venetians have been pouring for centuries. Our enthusiastic sommeliers will introduce you to some of the best of the wines you'll see scribbled on the chalk boards throughout the city-those we know you'll be too timid to try. Informative, practical, and entertaining, the Venetian Vine goes far beyond your everyday wine tasting. Without a trace of uppity, your wine expert will introduce you to some of the most varied and delightful wines around, focusing on distinctive wines from native regional varieties chosen specifically for their quality and diversity...And paired to with some of the best cicchetti around. Drink Different. Drink from the Venetian Vine!
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Great Evening of Wine Tasting!

My wife and I really enjoyed our wine tasting with Nan. We enjoy good wines but were unfamiliar with the wines from Italy. Nan gave us a great overview and education. We tasted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed our wine tasting with Nan. We enjoy good wines but were unfamiliar with the wines from Italy. Nan gave us a great overview and education. We tasted some great wines and she worked with the owners of the wine bar to do some great food pairings. After the tasting, she also sent us the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We did this tasting as a way to avoid even more Venice rain. It was well worth it. We tried 6 wines, had some fantastic food, and learned a lot. Nan is well informed and more than willing to answer questions, and discuss any aspect of wine. The restaurant in which we met, Estro Vino e Cucina, was small, intimate,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I did this tasting on New Year's Eve. It was in a very cute wine bar and Nic is personable, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about Italian wines, tasting three each of red and white and listening to Nic's learnings on each of them. We also had a food accompaniment for red and for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nico made this wine tasting a lovely and educational experience. There were only three of us for the tasting so we got really individualized attention. The wines and accompanying food were great and the wine bar - Estro - had a great ambiance. For anyone interested in wine - and the Veneto - I would highly recommend this experience.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Nan combines the joy of sampling regional wines (really good ones!) with the atmosphere of a local chiccetti restaurant with delicious food! The owner provided excellent samples of his fresh foods - try the porcini mushroom and Parmesan cheese! Thank you, Nan for a great experience in Venice!

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Perugia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Nicoletta introduced us to six wonderful wines and to the various aspects of Venetian winemaking processes, but more importantly showed us what a real young Venetian family looks like, how young people in the Veneto area are carrying on ancient local enological traditions while at the same time innovating spaces, tastes and events (like Estro and The Venetian Vine) that... More 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Whether you know a lot about wine or just a little, don't miss a wine tasting experience with Nan McElroy of the Venetian Vine when you are in Venice. Nan will guide you through tasting six regional wines (three whites, three reds) with accompanying cichetti. The tasting venue is at La Cantina (a wonderful place to eat whether you are... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you are in Venice, you HAVE to do this wine tasting tour. It was extremely personable, informational and FUN! The restaurant that the tour was held in (La Catina) had a spectacular atmosphere and the food samples were superb! All 6 of the wines were delicious, and very different. Not only was the taste magnificent, but I was able... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our vacation! We spent several cozy hours with lovely people learning all about Venetian wines. The wine was paired with amazing Venetian cicchetti (little tapas dishes). Would definitely recommend this to anyone stopping for a few days in Venice! I only wish we could have scheduled it earlier on our trip because we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Wine tastng with Ventian Vine is a very different experience; we sit in the atmospheric Cantina on the Strada Nova, tasting six local Italian wines - mostly from small vineyards and all delicious. The patron the the Cantina provdes little ciccheti to help the tasting along - fishy for the white wines, meaty for the reds. Nan provided very informed... More 

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Staying in Cannaregio

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Cannaregio
Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.