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The Venetian Vine

Cannaregio 3689, 30121 Venice, Italy
+39 340 341 3448
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Ranked #34 of 99 Activities in Venice
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Not your everyday cabernet!In the city of San Marco, wine has always been more popular than water. In fact, the local bàcari (wine bars) serve an... more » Owner description: Not your everyday cabernet!In the city of San Marco, wine has always been more popular than water. In fact, the local bàcari (wine bars) serve an average of 50,000 glasses of wine every day. So naturally, we’re very serious about what we drink, especially given the abundant choice of excellent, affordable wines at our fingertips. How it breaks are hearts to see so many visitors come and go without trying any of them!The Venetian Vine goes far beyond the everyday wine tasting: informative, practical, entertaining — without a trace of uppity, your trained specialist and sommelier will introduce you to some of the most varied and delightful wines around. Our focus is on distinctive wines from native varieties of the Tri-Veneto and all of Italy, chosen specifically for their quality and diversity, paired with some of the best cicchetti around.Drink Different. Drink the Venetian Vine! « less
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My husband and I are just back from Venice had a great evening at La Cantina wine tasting with Nan learning all about Italian wine, food was delicious also. Highly recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Thanks for a wonderful afternoon. Beautiful wines and food and a knowledgable and friendly guide. Thanks for all the recommendations for dinner too!

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Thanks so much to Nan for sharing her infinite knowledge of local wines (and Venice for that matter!) at this tasting, we had a wonderful time! I had read about the Venetian Vine on Slow Travel and could not wait to book a tasting. Not only did we get to try 6 local wines that we would have never known... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Really enjoyed expanding our knowledge of Italian wine and wine in general with Nan. Her passion is very contagious! I you love wine then you'll love this. We had a great evening with her and then stayed on to enjoy an evening in La Cantina, What a great place! Food was fantastic, great flavours & the staff are very friendly.... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

As we did not know much about local wines from the Venice area, we thought the best thing to do was to go on a small wine tasting course. We met Nan at La Cantina and she took us through some of her favourite wines. She knows a lot about wine and it was so fascinating to listen to her.... More

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London ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We reviewed the "Venetian Vine" experience on October 17, 2012 and indicated that we were extremely unhappy with our tasting. In a reply to us on Trip Advisor, Nan offered us a 100% refund of our money, since, as she stated, she "guarantees the satisfaction of her clients." We have to say "kudos" to Nan, who offered us a refund... More

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