Take a scenic drive through Italy's vineyards and villas on this wine tour in the beautiful Veneto region. Visit respected local cantinas to learn about their production, and sample some of Italy's best wines before enjoying a delicious traditional lunch.
What to Expect
Today, the Colli Euganei are well-known for their wines (13 of which carry the D.O.C. label), which include the warm Colli Euganei Rosso, the classic Colli Euganei White, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Bianco, and Moscato.
The day's excursion starts with a visit to a typical cantina in the Veneto region. Arrive in the medieval town of Arquà Petrarca where, weather permitting, you will tour the vineyards with the owners. Learn about the area’s grape growing techniques from the vintners themselves and, after a short description of the winemaking process, enjoy a wine tasting in the wine bar in the center of Arquà Petrarca.
Your wine tasting will be led by the vineyard owner along with your guide, who is a sommelier and cheese expert. Next, take a scenic drive to a local restaurant and enjoy a light lunch featuring traditional dishes and excellent wine.
After lunch, visit another cantina with the owner, who will explain the local production technique before leading you through a second wine tasting with more of the famous regional varieties.
Together with your guide, discuss the differences and similarities of the wines from these 2 respected local producers. From here, drive back to your pick-up location to end the tour.
- Transportation from Venice, Verona, or Padua by car
- 2 cantina visits and wine tastings in English
- Traditional lunch at a trattoria in the wine country
- Personal wine guide
What's Not Included
- Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Know Before You Go
The selection of the cantinas may vary depending on availability.
Visits on Saturday and Sunday need to be reserved well in advance. The tour operator will do their best to satisfy any particular request, such as a visit to a specific producer or restaurant.
Please contact the tour operator to verify the costs in case of different pick-up or drop off locations.