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The Venetian Vine

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: Cannaregio 3427, 30123 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 340 341 3448
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4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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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
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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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Fab evening of wine tasting

We were really looking forward to our evening of tasting local wines from the Veneto and surrounding areas. We were not disappointed by our session with Nan who was both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to our evening of tasting local wines from the Veneto and surrounding areas. We were not disappointed by our session with Nan who was both informative and fun. We know something about wine however we were new to wines from the area ( having never been to Venice before) so our knowledge did not extend... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This was a great experience! We are not really big wine connoisseurs but thought it would be fun to learn something about wine (and taste some!) We were in a small group of 6 and had two experts (Nico and Nan) who were excellent. They told us loads about the wines we were drinking and what information to recognise on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

What fun we had !!! It is highly recommended experience for any wine lover who wants to spend a few hours of learning and a taste of a wide range of excellent wines. Nico the nice sommelier that transferred the workshop was very professional and patient with us and answered any questions we had. The food we tasted alongside the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We had a great evening tasting local Veneto wines - 3 reds and 3 whites, and a selection of cicceto to go with them. The food was lovely and the wines interesting and varied. Nan was very friendly and knowledgable and gave us lots of tips for wine tasting and information about Italian wines. The bar where the tasting was... More 

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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!

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

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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.