Cinque Terre Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Cinque Terre Wine tasting & winery tours

Manarola: Cinque Terre Wine Tasting

1. Manarola: Cinque Terre Wine Tasting

Discover a hidden gem in Manarola and taste the world-famous Cinque Terre wines. Try 3 different varieties while tasting local delicacies and learn about the history and tradition behind the wine-making processes. Visit a former wine cellar located in the center of Manarola, near the little harbor. Completely renovated, the Bar-Enoteca is a place where people meet, drink wine, listen to good music – sometimes live – and enjoy delicious local food. Here you’ll try three exceptional varieties of local wine. First, the Cinque Terre white wine DOC, followed by a Cinque Terre red wine IGT, and finally a tasting of the famous Sciacchetrà, the sweet wine known around the world. The wine tasting will be accompanied by some light snacks. You’ll enjoy an evening of taste and culture in a region famous for it.

Riomaggiore: Vineyard & Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

2. Riomaggiore: Vineyard & Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Vineyards overlooking the sea and Triple A wines: in the wonderful scenery of the Cinque Terre near to Riomaggiore there is a landscape and an enological reality that is not at all trivial, born from the dedication of its winemaker, a native of Riomaggiore. The result of his extreme dedication to work, his respect for tradition and continuous research, will not stop to continuously surprise us: first with a breathtaking scenery: an entire hillside descends abruptly from about 250 meters to the sea. From this very particular context, special wines are created that transmit the true character of tradition, including the sweet sciacchetrà  and white wines that give salty sensations combined with the perfume of Mediterranean scrub. Then new wines, the result of experimentation... including a rosé and a red, all organic production. An experience that will leave its mark and that will leave you with an indelible memory of the Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre: Wine Tasting and Walking Tour

3. Cinque Terre: Wine Tasting and Walking Tour

Have a sensory wine tasting experience in Manarola with three different Cinque Terre white wines. You’ll use your senses of sight, smell, and of course, taste, to fully enjoy the delicious wine from different cellars, then take a light walk and learn about the wine’s history.  The ambiance created with music and lighting will support your sensory wine tasting experience. You’ll taste three different white wines from different farms, complemented by delicious Ligurian focaccia and Taggiasca olives.  The tasting will be followed by a light walk on a beautiful path with a view of the vineyards, ending with a panoramic view of Manarola. The tour will be guided by an English or Italian-speaking professional sommelier, who will teach you about the land through its history. An experience that is sure to give you a unique perspective on wine.

Levanto: Pesto-Making Class

4. Levanto: Pesto-Making Class

Learn how to make your very own pesto following local traditions in this pesto-making class. Join your instructor in Levanto’s historical center, where the “Laboratory of Pesto” has been preparing this famous, ancient sauce since 1976. After tasting a glass of sparkling wine accompanied with a local extra virgin olive oil on bruschetta, taste pesto made using the modern method. Then, make pesto the traditional way with a mortar. Wash and dry the basil leaves, pounding them together with salt, pine nuts, and garlic. Add the Parmigiano cheese and the extra virgin olive oil and enjoy your thick and fragrant pesto. Taste your own homemade pesto together with a glass of white wine and some local products, such as olives, bruschetta with anchovies.

Cinque Terre: Private Day Trip from Florence with Lunch

5. Cinque Terre: Private Day Trip from Florence with Lunch

Discover one of Italy’s most amazing destinations, the unforgettable Ligurian Coast of Cinque Terre, UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy scenic views of the 5 ingeniously constructed fishing villages on this private tour from Florence, accompanied by your own guide/sommelier. Cinque Terre was proclaimed as Italy's first national park in 1999. It is the smallest but also the densest national park in Italy. Between the villages, you will enjoy scenic train rides along the Ligurian coastline. A relaxing boat ride is also included between 2 of the villages so you can witness the stunning views of the Cinque Terre from the water. Wander the narrow streets, admire the colorful houses, or take the chance to swim in the turquoise water. Cinque Terre's rocky landscape has been tamed by winemakers who carved and cultivated the steep terraces facing the sea. It remains Italy's most difficult area to cultivate, due to unfriendly environmental conditions. Despite this, the area produces high-quality wines that reflect the traits of the territory: the salty whiff of minerality served as a reminder of the terraced vineyards on the Ligurian coast. Its wines are equally stunning: refreshing like a dip in the sea and scented like its exotic flora. Apart from sightseeing, this tour is centered around wine and food traditional to the area and distinct in its nature. Enjoy a multi-course lunch paired with the aromatic, mineral wine of Cinque Terre in a restaurant overlooking the Ligurian sea. Dive into traditional food and local specialties like focaccia, seafood dishes, and pasta with pesto, a sauce whose birthplace is the Ligurian region. Discover a paradise on the Italian Riviera where houses are suspended on steep cliffs and the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian Sea invite you in for a swim!

From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine

6. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Boat Tour with Lunch and Wine

Navigate aboard a 10-meter-long vintage wooden boat for an authentic Italian experience discovering the Cinque Terre. Embark on a scenic cruise across the five picturesque villages that make up the region, taste a delicious buffet lunch with wine, and stop to explore the village of Vernazza. Board your boat at Porto Mirabello in La Spezia and set sail along the striking Cinque Terre coastline. Become surrounded by towering cliffs and crystal-clear water and seize the chance to stop for a swim. Admire the traditional architecture of the ancient villages that make this area famous. Indulge in a buffet of regional products, such as bruschettas and cheeses, and sip on some sparkling Prosecco on board. Reconnect with nature and bask in the sun as you travel by Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, and Monterosso, and disembark to stroll around the charming Vernazza.

From Florence: Private Day Tour to Cinque Terre

7. From Florence: Private Day Tour to Cinque Terre

Explore the best of Cinque Terre's scenery, culture, and gastronomy on this day tour from Florence. Get picked up from Florence and take a scenic drive to the Cinque Terre. Take a brief stop to visit the picturesque village of Manarola. Next, arrive in Vernazza and relax over lunch (optional). Enjoy an optional tasting of local wines at one of the region's renowned wineries. After lunch, take the train to Riomaggiore and for some free time to explore the village. When you're done, hop on a boat to Monterosso. Go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters or spend some time exploring the village. After your swim, get back on the train to Manarola to explore the village on your own. Head back to Florence at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Cinque Terre

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 34 reviews

What a delightful experience! Before this class we were just mild fans of pesto, but now we can’t wait to make this for friends and family! Now we know what quality pesto is supposed to taste like, not the jarred things at grocery stores or the mess that we’d whip together in our blender. Our host was so sweet and the pesto bites and wine tastings were so delectable. A highlight of our trip to that area, even better than our time in Cinque Terre!

It was a lovely experience with Gabriel as our host tasting 3 wines. Each wine was served with excellent snacks, salad with anchovies, bruschetta with pesto, followed by cheeses and fig jam and onion jam. The wines were great but the best part was Gabriel talking about his grandfather who started making wine and opened the cantina. It was a fun hour. Some generous pours and a grandson who appreciated the work of his grandfather.

Very friendly winegrower who likes to share his passion. Not stingy with explanations, we learned a lot about the exploitation of the vines at the 5 lands. Took his time to answer all of our questions. The tasting in his private cellars in Riommagiore was just as interesting. I highly recommend this tour

The view mixed with wine history of the area and then the tasting is all an absolute chef's kiss! So well done, would highly recommend.

Great course and very tasty! The 1 hour is worth it!