Veneto Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour
Reviewed by: James A, August 2014
A fantastic day out from Venice! Highly recommended!! After reading previous reviews I was concerned about not finding the pick up point at the Plaza Roma, however it is extremely easy to locate - just behind and to the right of the public toilets. You can see the Hotel Olympia from the pick up point. The drive out to the Paladin winery was very comfortable in an air conditioned mini bus. The tour itself was great, our guide showed us around the winery and was very knowledgeable on the process of wine making (although we didn't actually see nay of the wine making process). We then sampled 11 different wines, including prosecco, a liquor, and a sparkling red. We were given varieties of salami and 'drunk' cheese and crackers to have with our wine. The tasting was the highlight of the tour! We bought 2 bottles at a very reasonable price, which we enjoyed back at our hotel in Venice! The only negative comment about the tour would be that we didn't actually get to go out onto the vineyard itself, or see the wine making process. It would have been great if we could have picked some grapes, or had some pictures taken in the vineyard and around the grounds. Also our tour was only for 4 hours, we spent and hour or so travelling each way to the winery, then 2hrs at the winery itself. I would still recommend this tour to anyone who has time to do it whilst in Venice! We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Reviewed by: Lorna B, June 2014
Excellent experience, highly recommended! :)
Reviewed by: Anne Marie, September 2012
Excellent. We happened to be the only ones on this tour on the day and felt very spoilt. The wine appreciation tasting at the winery was superb, the sommelier made us feel very welcome even though we didnt have a wide knowledge of wine, he gave us some outstanding tips on combining wine with mouthfuls of cheese (dessert wine) or blackcurrent jam (with red). We bought both these combinations and sat on the Canal Grande that night with our cheese and dessert wine and watched the gondoliers float past. Perfect day
Reviewed by: Gail T, July 2012
We enjoyed the lovely Paladin Winery/vineyard. Our driver was excellent and was able to tell us a bit about the area. The Paladin representative showed us through the winery from making the wines, to aging them. Our wine tasting was a highlight of the tour with grissini, cheese and thinly slice sausage to cleanse the palate
Reviewed by: Donald W, June 2012
The trip was great! On time, courteous and a very knowledgeable guide. Clean vehicle and safe driving. The winery itself was wonderfully maintained and culturally unique and the wine tasting presentation was personalized. I would highly recommend this tour.
Reviewed by: Valerie H, USA, June 2012
Wonderful morning spent! Great Trip, and great wines!!
Reviewed by: lucy, March 2012
This was one of the best bits of our holiday. We turned up to Pizzale a Roma to find it was just me and my husband doing the tour, fab! Our driver was a lovely man who ended up taking us on the tour of the vineyard and bringing us the wine to taste. It was really informative and we ended up getting a bit squiffy! We got given some salami and 'drunk' cheese (which was amazing) to have with our wine. We ended up buying 4 bottles of wine to bring home. An excellent day, you must do it.