The Venetian Vine

It’s late afternoon. You’ve had an exciting day, exploring and absorbing the city, and you’re ready to relax and recount your experiences with your companions over a nice glass of vino. You ease into an enoteca and review the list scrawled on the chalkboard…

Malvasia? Cesanese? Greco di Tufo? Schiop…schioppe…? You turn to the barista and sheepishly order red wine; they, sensing your anxiety, suggest a Chianti, knowing this is something you might recognize. *Whew* Crisis averted.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You’ve come too far to drink the very same wines you’d find back home – especially when that means you’ll be missing out on some of the best and most exciting Italy has to offer, many of which never leave the region, let alone the country.

The Venetian Vine is a different sort of wine tasting: informative and unpretentious, it’s designed to introduce you to the regions, native varieties, and diverse terriors that combine to produce some of the most delightful, impressive, and interesting wines in Italy. The focus is on distinctive wines from small producers, chosen specifically for their quality and variety. As you taste, you’ll also learn how to choose the best Italian wines no matter where you’re traveling, as well as once you’re back home.

In fact, after experiencing the Venetian Vine, you’ll be the one recommending Schioppettino…we guarantee it!


  • Tasting of 6 wines, chosen according to season and theme.
  • Lively, informative explanations by a native English speaker and professional sommelier, with materials for remembering the wines you experienced during the tasting
  • Gourmet antipasti selections to compliment the wines
  • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays (other days and times possible on request)

€70 per person
Max 6 people – larger groups by reservation on request.

Visit the Venetian Vine

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  1. Susie L. Post author

    Not only does Nan possess a serious knowledge of Italian wines, she is an absolute delight. Our “Lessons of the Vine” session was one of the highlights of our recent trip to Venice.


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