Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Veneto Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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 dayReviewed by: Anne Marie, September 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 palateReviewed by: Gail T, July 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: Donald W, June 2012
Wonderful morning spent! Great Trip, and great wines!!Reviewed by: Valerie H, USA, June 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.Reviewed by: lucy, March 2012
A really good day out from Venice. The vineyard was beautiful, the wines were wonderful and our guide was very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. As it was such a small group, we had one-to-one attention and plenty of time to ask questions.
The only problem we had was finding the pick up point to start with as the directions were not clear. If it had just said 'Behind the taxi rank' we would have found it immediately, but 'left side of the square' wasn't too easy. Apart from that - fantastic day! Thank you!
Winery tour and tasting was nice. The trip allowed for one winery and each of the wines produced by the winery was tasted. It would have been nice to visit a couple of winerys to get additional perspective on the regions wine, but this was a nice lo-key affair.Reviewed by: Galen Larson, April 2012
The winery we visited, Ornella Molon is a beautiful estate and we tasted some excellent wine. The wines were very resonably priced, as were other items. Excellent experience!
Our tour guide, Enrico, was very nice. It would have been helpful if he were more knowedgeable about the wines.Reviewed by: Edie K, September 2011
Our wine tour was amazing! The only negative comment I have would be that the actual tour of the winery and the grounds was not as in depth as I would have liked. The wine tasting portion was excellent and the guide was very knowledgeable.Reviewed by: Brandon V, August 2011
A great way to do something more when in Venice - visit one of the vineyards close by. With a small group as this it also gives a closer experience to the wines and the people in the group. Clearly recommended.Reviewed by: Patrik A, November 2010