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The Venetian Vine

Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: Cannaregio 3427, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 341 3448
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Mon 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wed 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

It's about wine! It's not Chianti or California, it's time to discover the...

It's about wine! It's not Chianti or California, it's time to discover the distinctive wines of the 'Tre Venezie' region that Venetians have been pouring for centuries. Our enthusiastic sommeliers will introduce you to the vast selection 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's Lessons of the Vine goes far beyond your everyday wine tasting. Without a trace of uppity, your wine expert will focus on what makes up this regional wine map, focusing on native varieties chosen specifically for their quality and diversity. You'll also sample each with some extraordinary cicchetti...you tell us what pairs best!

Drink Different. Drink from the Venetian Vine.

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Wine paired with Cicchetti and Love

Nico and Nan really know their wines. We tasted three whites and three reds paired with delicious cicchetti (like Italian tapas) while we learned about the origins of the wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

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Esslingen am Neckar, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Nico and Nan really know their wines. We tasted three whites and three reds paired with delicious cicchetti (like Italian tapas) while we learned about the origins of the wine, grapes and the region. And the setting (Estro) was as delightful as our hostesses. Don't miss this!

Thank CoachEllenT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

What a wonderful evening we had with Nan & Nicco learning about all the wines of the region and many Italian wines. This wine tasting was SUPERB! The selections and food were excellently prepared and chosen and I learned so much. Nan and Nicco were funny, interesting and enjoyable! We will definitely make this a "must-do" when we are in... More 

Thank NY2ALwendy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Nan is a thoughtful, knowledgeable and excellent host/teacher. I learned a lot about the wonderful Italian wines. The tasting was held at the Estro wine bar, in a charming section of Venice - Dorsoduro, worth visiting on its own. We tried three whites, and then three reds. Each was tasted separately, then paired with a variety of appetizers so we... More 

Thank SteveGMass
Reading, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We had a lively and informative wine-tasting with Nan during our stay in Venice. We met in an inviting Osteria in Dorsoduro, gathered around a big table, and sampled red and white wines from the Venato. In addition to the wines, Nan had selected appetizers to try with the wines in order to experience each wine with food, and this... More 

Thank slowtravelor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My wife and I decided to try this on our first day in Venice. Nan was brilliant and amazed us with 6 fantastic wines that we would not have known before(apart from 1...) But the food that came was amazing, it worked so well with the wines selected. we even stayed on and had some more food. If you have... More 

Thank Richard H
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This wine tasting takes place at different venues and it is done by either Nico or Nan. We were at the Estro wine bar and had Nico. I mention this because it could be different depending on locations and we obviously have no idea what Nan is like. We thought Nico was lovely and the bar would be a great... More 

Thank kyzal
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 

Thank Patrick S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 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 

Thank sm2014a
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 

2 Thank bns0722
Lisbon District, Portugal
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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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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.