Fattoria al Dotto
Fattoria al Dotto
5
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
About
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST! Since 2005 a small family run winery growing and hand picking our own grapes for exceptional structured wines, also producing our own Extra Virgin Olive Oil, all of which can be purchased in the Cantina or on our website & shipped internationally. The closest winery to the walls of Lucca (4.5KM) & we invite you to enjoy our wines (2 whites - Vermentino & a Vermentino with 5% semillon, a Rose' along with 5 reds - (San Giovese, Merlot & Syrah - in purity, a blend of the 3 & a "Lucchese Chianti") each paired with excellent locally produced foods in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Feel free to visit us & learn more about our fantastic wines & their production. Closed on Sundays & all Italian holidays: Jan 1, 6, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday, Apr 25, May 1, Jun 2, Aug 15, Nov 1, Dec 8, 25 & 26. Large groups feel free to contact us for prices and special hours.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Svetlana R
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An absolute must visit when in and around Lucca
    Amazing winery with a nice view and delicious food! An absolute value for money and friendly hosts. We arrived without reservation and were welcomed still despite the place was very booked. Our kids loved trying out the different dishes and enjoyed their juice while we enjoyed the wines. Too bad we discovered it only on our last evening in Tuscany, but it definitely was the cherry on top to our vacation!
    705savanna, Thank you for joining us for your experience. We’re sorry you discovered us so late but we look forward to seeing you back when you’re in the area.
    Written August 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 27, 2023
  • alioopOviedo_Fl_
    Winter Springs, Florida102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A "must do" Wine Tasting
    I have been to Napa and Sonoma, California wine Tastings, but they did not compare to the great experience we had at Fattoria al Dotto. Beautiful scenery, great food and wine and a great host! We made the mistake of having lunch in Lucca, not realizing what generous portions of "snacks" we got with each wine we tasted. My family loved it!! I would highly recommend this experience for a wonderful, restful afternoon in this beautiful location near Lucca. Trip Advisor was spot on!!
    alioopOviedo_Fl_, We truly appreciate your kind words & your review cold not have come at a better time as the previous reviewer was not happy with our services although we provide the same service for ALL guests. We look forward to seeing you back soon.
    Written August 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Anne C
    Drogheda, Ireland80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience
    We had the most wonderful evening at this winery, from the moment we arrived we felt very welcome. We enjoyed 6 interesting wines all paired with top quality bread, fish, meats, cheese & honey, 6 courses. The views are stunning and James & his wife (perfect hosts) tell you the background to the wine and food in each course. You can book on line, short taxi spin from Lucca. Arrive hungry!!! Portions are vey kind. Option to buy wine at end of evening.,This is an amazing experience not to be missed. We will return.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Lanieburd
    El Cajon, California211 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical night in Lucca
    We heard about them from a travel site on Facebook. It was a great night. The wines were delicious and there were so many courses that we could not even finish it all. The setting was gorgeous and this family run business exceeded our expectations. It’s about 3 miles out from the walled city of LUCCA and we had planned to take the bus but were running late so grabbed a cab for around $20 euros. Can’t wait for my case of wine to arrive 🍷🍷🍷
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 17, 2023
  • Sally
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    💎A True Tuscan Gem
    This wine tasting experience was superb. It all started with excellent personal funny communication which made everything easy. The property is small, quaint and oozing charm with far reaching views of the Tuscan valleys and mountains. The terrace is pretty and rustic with beautiful red flowers providing pops of happiness. The food was simple but ample platters that complimented each wine, we weren’t rushed and we were informed about the wine we were drinking. The terrace was quietly buzzing with excited guest that were being charmed and looked after by the owners and their staff, there was a lovely energy about the property. We had the most amazing 4hrs and the value for money was off the scale. This place is a must do if you are in the area of Lucca 🌸
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 21, 2023
  • Larry B
    Panama City Beach, Florida18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've been all around the world and this was our best winery experience.
    Oh my God, was this over the top! I don't normally do reviews, but I've been to over 116 different countries and visited wineries all over the world and this place topped them all. We arrived before opening and the owner himself waited on us. We swapped stories as he brought out not tasting size, but full pour glasses of marvelous wines. They were accompanied by plate after plate of wonderful aperitifs from salads to meat and cheeses, cheese with honey, salmon, and spreads on bread and bruschettas. I have never been so well-fed while drinking truly world-class wines. We thought this would be a nice stop before lunch. Almost three hours later we left fully fed, slightly inebriated and totally happy. We met Grandpa, Grandma and the son who runs the winery and who was our personal server and host. I am urging you if you are in the mindset of enjoying the best winery experience of your life to come and enjoy Fattoria Al Dotto in Luca, Italy. It may be a little out of the way, but it's well worth the small drive from Pisa or Lucca.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Mitchell
    London, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous wines and carefully paired with delicious foods
    Fabulous wines, carefully matched with a perfect and broad selection of food. A very special and delicious afternoon. Delicious olive oil made at the vineyard too. A leisurely afternoon and able to take a bus virtually to the door (no 53 from Lucca) - there are two routes in you get the bus so make sure you are heading north to Carignano!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 20, 2023
  • PickyInSeattle
    119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Highlight of our Trip
    Our visit was on the U.S’s Thanksgiving Day. We definitely did not miss our turkey dinner! The wine and all the food pairings were amazing. We were provided with generous and delicious wine pours with foods that were thought out carefully,( and they aren’t kidding when they say arrive hungry). It would not have been nearly so memorable and delightful without the hospitality of our host, James. We also got to meet his dad. Everything was delicious and the price is so reasonable, don’t hesitate to book this!
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 29, 2023
  • Shawn B
    Seattle, Washington1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful way to spend an afternoon in Tuscany
    We had an amazing afternoon/evening at the winery. The food and wine parings were delicious. We brought home some wonderful olive oil and are awaiting our wine shipment. We spent four hours savoring al Dotto's wine and chatting with the winemaker/owner. It was informative and fun! The food was plentiful, no need to eat ahead of time! We will be back next time we are in Lucca.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 16, 2024
  • helenmarsden2018
    Bristol, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely afternoon...
    A charming host, a varied and delicious selection of wines, accompanied by some equally well chosen crudités, and a gorgeous view - where better to spend a sunny afternoon just outside Lucca? We cycled, which is very achievable, even without gears, and means that you can enjoy the wine in good conscience. We were the only two people there so early in the season, and a new covered area was being constructed for the summer. Go!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 21, 2024
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Valérie
Tienen, Belgium1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Our experience at Fattoria al Dotto was fantastic. The winery is easy to find and we had enough parking space. We were welcomed by the friendly and enthusiastic host whose native tongue is English (and he speaks Italian as well!). We were appointed a very nice and clean table with an amazing view over the region. Tables were 1,5 m apart, hosts wore facemasks, we kept our glasses and cutlery, so I would say well within Covid-19 standards. We had the six wines accompanied with food. Of course we have our preferences in regards to the wines, but they were all delicate and had a pleasant pallette. The food went well with the wine served and believe me: you won’t be hungry afterwards. In addition, they are very generous with the wine, it is not the usual 5 ml sip and done. The host was very present and he shared with us information on the winery, the wines and his personal story. It made the experience more personal and charming in my opinion.
Wines and other products are available for purchase, but what I appreciate is that you want to buy (in our case) the wine because of the taste and quality, not because you feel pressured to buy something. That was certainly not the case. Thus, in short, great experience!
Written September 3, 2020
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FinnerPawz, Thanks for the fantastic review it was a pleasure having you visit us. We look forward to seeing you back when you’re back in the area in the meantime stay healthy and safe. Remember to keep an eye out for our monthly specials as well as other offers.
Written September 5, 2020
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IrishTraveler2013
Pittsburgh, PA150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
We had the pleasure of visiting Fattoria al Dotto while vacationing in Italy in 2018. The wine was amazing and we instantly fell in love with the staff. I am so happy that I am able to get the wine shipped to me in the USA for a very reasonable price. Our favorites have been the Rosepenna, Carillus, and Rubeo. There are always great sales and specials on their website. I feel like I am back in Italy again!
Written May 12, 2020
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IrishTraveler2013, We sincerely appreciated your visit and now kind words. Unfortunately Rona has disrupted many travel plans and plans in general although we’re still able to ship worldwide. Not sure we have your email although check the website for some fantastic specials. We look forward to seeing you back when we are in the new norm.
Written May 14, 2020
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Pam C
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We visited here in early August and booked the visit direct with Fattoria Al Dotto. Their correspondence at all times was excellent and they even offered to arrange a taxi for us prior to the visit.
There were six adults in our party and we opted for the full wine tasting experience. This included tasting six wines (1 white, 1 rose and 4 red). All wine was produced by them. We also were provided with tasting dishes which were very filling! You do NOT have to eat anything before you go. They were very generous with their wine and the guy who poured us the wine was very knowledgeable - speaking perfect English (probably because he was American). The owner invited us to see where the wine was produced and again explained the process in English (he was Italian). We arrived for 5 and left at 8pm. We had a lovely time. The venue was busy but you did not feel rushed or that it was too busy.
Written August 15, 2022
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PamC442, Thank you for the visit & we are happy you enjoyed the afternoon/evening. We look forward to seeing you back the next time you are in Lucca & in the mean time be safe.
Written August 16, 2022
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Linda Massa
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was my second visit, both times with a group of friends. We booked in for the 6 wine tasting (with food) menu each time. They willingly adapted the food to cater for one vegetarian and one coeliac . The food was delicious and well matched with the wine. Vittorio and Mark were eager hosts and helped make this a thoroughly enjoyable day.
Written March 2, 2020
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LMcMSR, We appreciate you coming by and visiting us and we’re always pleased to see old friends, please make sure you to come by on 23 May when we are holding our annual spring party & in the meantime have a great day, stay safe and enjoy the wines!
Written March 4, 2020
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Dino H
Horsens, Denmark3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This place is amazing! 30 euros per person and you get 6 huge glasses of different and well balanced wines, along with giant plates of food! The staff is friendly and helpful and give good information about their wine. The view is as you imagine it from a winery in Toscana, breathtaking! This place could be a restaurant as well as a winery - They do it all.

I recommend buying some of the wines - Can’t get quality wine like that for the money you pay at the winery.

Much Love!
Written August 12, 2022
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Dinkohz, It was a pleasure having you with us & are glad you enjoyed your afternoon with us. look forward to seeing you back soon.
Written August 13, 2022
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Grace
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
We visited here in august 2022. The wines were wonderful and paired well with 4 generous courses of food. However, we paid for 6 different wines (1 white, 1 rose, 4 red). We were not given a white wine and only realised that we’d missed out on this towards the end of the tasting when we realised others had their white at the beginning. We also asked the winery to call for us a taxi at the end of the night and ended up being extremely overcharged - so book your own taxi home if heading here! Apart from these points we had a lovely time and would have loved to sample the white wine if it was as good as the others!
Written August 18, 2022
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gracedrinks, We apologize for the oversight on our part with the wines, although if the issue was brought to our attention we are positive you would have been offered to taste that as well, if you would have liked. If you did not accept the offer, we cannot force you to enjoy our wines as there is nothing wrong with enjoying a glass of white at the end of any meal, even by itself. As for the taxis... it's strange you mention this as we are currently having discussions about this very issue & are considering NOT providing this service (calling various taxi companies) any longer (although we will provide the various numbers) & letting guests fend for themselves. As an example... the other night we tried for over 1 hour to call a taxi for a party of 6 guests....we were only able to find a taxi for 4....One of the employees ended up taking the other 2 guest in the party, in his own vehicle, their villa which was 20-25 mins away. THE WINERY HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TAXI COMPANIES & the rates they charge, We simply provide the service to call guests a taxi as many do not speak Italian & we realize the issue. We are not sure how you arrived at the winery (if by taxi,, you would have known the approximate charge & also could have arranged with the driver at that point to pick you up & discus the rates as well) although the overcharging of the taxi should be brought up to the taxi company, not in this review as even f you book your own taxi home, you will be charged the same as what you would be charged if we call them. We hope to do better in the future (on serving the wines) & look forward to seeing you back.
Written August 19, 2022
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2wholovetotravel
Minneapolis, MN222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
I HIGHLY recommend this experience. It truly was rated one of our top experiences of our 2 week stay in Italy.

We were staying in Lucca for 3 nights. We absolutely fell in love with Lucca. So happy we chose to stay several nights. The food, shopping, and quaint town was just what we needed after busy Florence.

This winery is a short taxi ride from inside the walls of Lucca. You will want to arrange a driver because the wine tasting is more than tasting, it’s very generous pours of at least 6 different wines. And most importantly, GO HUNGRY!!! They kept bringing out plates and plates of food. And I have to say the food is absolutely delicious. The smoked salmon on toast was to die for. Every plate of food was fresh and in season, and I believe everything is grown on their property. It was only 2 of us and the amount of food they served could have easily fed 4 people. We actually felt bad because we couldn’t nearly finish what they served us. I’m going to post several pictures. See for yourself!

The surroundings are very pretty and the owner and partners were very friendly. They were short staffed the day we were there so it was a little disorganized at times but this didn’t bother us one bit. We ended up buying a case (12 bottles) of their wine to have shipped back to the States.

Plan ahead to make a reservation, they were booked and people showed up and had to be turned away. We were there approximately 2 1/2 hours or so. Do not hesitate to make a reservation to go see for yourself and ENJOY one of the best places to have tons of delicious food and wine.
Written October 31, 2022
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2wholovetotravel, THANK YOU! for joining us & spending the afternoon with us. We are happy you enjoyed everything with us as well as giving a glowing review for the city of Lucca as well. We often try to to say what you said although it sometimes sounds pretentious, which is not our style. we look forward to having you back with us soon & in the mean time stay safe.
Written November 1, 2022
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Marek
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I thought that this would be a good idea to invite my girlfriend for her birthday to al Dotto, and boy was I right! The experience was out of this world. We were served several simple, but unexpectedly tasty dishes alongside with the glorious wine produced at the venue. But what if I told you, that matching wines and foods are not the only part of the experience there? As the most of people who attended the tasting that day, we were English speakers, so we had this pleasure to be hosted by Mark, who created an atmosphere of pure pleasure for all of us. And then there was rest of the stuff, who joked around, made us all smile and enjoy ourselves until the very last minute of being there. Good tip - you don't necessarily have to bring a car, there's a good connection with al Dotto from Lucca, plus you can order the wines to be delivered to your place. We've ordered 12 bottles with international shipping (11 wines, one olive oil, shipping already included in total price) because they're so delicious! And, as we were leaving and we are not fluent with Italian, guys from al Dotto ordered us a taxi. We're definitely coming back there!
Written September 5, 2022
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marekdJ2804UA, It was our pleasure having you with us & are glad you had a fantastic time. Your kind words are much appreciated & we look forward to your next visit with us & in the meantime... be safe
Written September 5, 2022
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Helsbels101
Glasgow, UK167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Amazing setting and wines. We enjoyed a very relaxing evening watching the sunset over the Tuscan hills with 6 wines and four generous courses of food. The food was seasonal and had been paired with the wines. The evening was very nicely paced and Mark was on hand to answer questions and was an attentive host. This was our favourite evening and was great value too. Has to be done!
NB - You can get the bus from Lucca bus station but like all our experiences with public transport the bus didn't stop where we had been told and went passed us so we ended up getting a taxi which was only €15. The bus stop is outside the winery and made getting back down the hill very easy for the tipsy return!
Written September 17, 2022
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Helsbels101, thank you for your kind words as well as the warning to other guest' as we do not control the bus'. We look forward to your next visit & in the mean time stay safe.
Written September 18, 2022
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Declan K
United States4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
The Fattoria Al Dotto winery show us a great time! The wine and olive oil they produce was excellent. Mark did a great job explaining everything from the grapes they use in each wine to where the best ice cream place was when we were ready to leave. The dishes they prepared us were extraordinary and they were able to include the vegetarians of my family. Not to mention the view of the Lucca valley was beautiful. 10/10 highly recommend this wine tasting!
Written June 5, 2022
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362declank, Our pleasure having you with us & we were glad to share our secret ice cream store. We look forward to seeing you back soon.
Written June 5, 2022
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