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The Best 11 Wine Tasting Tours in Italy for 2024

These wine tasting tours in Italy wine tours will introduce you to a variety of different wines which will be paired with delicious local products.

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Top 3 Wine Tasting Tours in Italy

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Wine Tourism - Wine Tastings of 5 Wines in Naples

55
00
One off
  • Naples
  • 2 hours
  • Max 18 ppl.
Top choice
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La Lastra: Lo Spirito Del Vino

75
00
One off
  • Siena
  • 3 hours
  • Max 12 ppl.
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Italy and Wine - Prosecco wine tour

220
00
One off
  • Valdobbiadene
  • 8 hours
  • Max 8 ppl.

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Italy is known for its food and of course for its wine and any one of these wine tasting tours in Italy will show you exactly why this beautiful country is known worldwide for the wine that it produces and the beautiful landscapes that are in abundance.

These Italy wine tours will introduce you to a variety of different wines and you will take part in many wine tastings which will be paired with delicious local products and stories of the wine origins as well as a look at their beautiful vineyards and maybe even the barrels that the wine gets aged in. You will be in the presence of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world so make sure that you do not miss out on any of it during your trip to Italy and its wine regions.

Be sure to pick your favorite from these Italy wine tours and your trip will be full of the best wine tastings in Italy and by the end of it you will be a wine lover like never before along with friends and family so don’t forget to bring them along!

1. Wine Tourism - Wine Tastings of 5 Wines in Naples

Wine Tourism - Wine Tastings of 5 Wines in Naples

This is one of the wine tastings in Naples, Italy that you should not miss so come and join this experience for a fantastic day full of delicious wine and amazing views.

This wine tour will begin with the history of the foundation and will continue to show everyone involved the machinery that is involved in winemaking and how the final product comes to be. At the end, everyone will be taken to the tasting corner which are surrounded by French barriques, where they will taste wines that are accompanied by local cold cuts and a selection of cheeses.

This is one of the best wine tastings in Italy for wine lovers who love to taste unique wines so be sure to come and enjoy the experience along with friends and family.

2. La Lastra: Lo Spirito Del Vino - Educational Wine Tour and Wine Tasting in Siena

La Lastra_ Lo Spirito Del Vino - Educational Wine Tour and Wine Tasting in Siena

This experience is without a doubt a cut far above the rest and you will take part in wonderful wine tastings in Siena that will make you rethink all that you know about wine and make you love it eve more.

You will be taught about the know-how for growing the typical vines of their “Terroir” as well as the oenology techniques that they use to produce quality wines that have a low environmental impact. You will also take part in a guided sensorial tasting that will give you a chance to grasp and break down all the different sensorial notes that make up the complexity of the wines that they produce.

This lovely visit will end up with a typical light lunch and will be made with fresh seasonal products and you can be assured that this experience will certainly be a journey for the senses that you won’t soon forget.

3. Italy and Wine - Prosecco wine tour

Italy and Wine - Prosecco wine tour

This Prosecco hills tour will take you through the countryside of Valdobbiadene and Conegliano where you will visit amazing wineries and take your taste buds on a journey.

Along with your guide you will visit one of the top wine producers where you will learn about the traditional production methods for wine which will be followed by a guided wine tasting. You will then stop for lunch at one of the most historic “Trattoria” (restaurant) that specializes in simple local cuisine and afterwards you will continue your journey by visiting a second cantina and get to experience a small, family-run wine production that is very important to the area, which will be followed by a wine tasting.

This private wine tour will teach you all about Prosecco wine and why it is such a beloved local wine, not only in Italy and Europe, but all over the world.

4. Mazzei - Private Zisola Wine Experience

Mazzei - Private Zisola Wine Experience

Come and join this amazing private wine tasting for an incredible experience filled with Sicilian wine and you will be adding this to your rotation of regular activities.

You will start in the Cru’s vineyards and make your way to the terrific “Baglio” of the eighteenth century that holds the cellar and the barrel room, and of course enjoy a wine tasting of 6 wines paired with bread, olive oil, and cheese which will add a new level of flavor and perfectly compliment the wines.

This wine tasting will be a truly unique experience to enjoy with a group of friends or family so be sure to bring them along for all the fun!

5. Winerist - Wine Tour In Itria Valley, Puglia

Winerist - Wine Tour In Itria Valley, Puglia

Come and join this wine tour to discover the incredible cities of Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Cisternino in Itria Valley with this exciting experience.

You will be visiting the city of Locorotondo with its characteristic circular historic center and through the countryside of the Itria Valley. You will move to Martina Franca, the baroque city, where you will visit the Doge’s Palace and even the Church of St. Martino.

At the end of this wine tour, you will also visit the historic center of Cisternino which is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and end the tour with a wine tasting that you will certainly remember for many years to come.

6. Windering - Chianti Half-Day Wine Tour in the afternoon

Windering - Chianti Half-Day Wine Tour in the afternoon

Join this experience and get the chance to admire the rolling hills of Chianti and taste world-class wines paired with products from the area with this afternoon wine tour.

You will visit the cellars of two of the most renowned Chianti wineries and taste their top wines which will be accompanied by delicious products from local farms such as cheese and cold cuts. You will be overwhelmed by the unique atmosphere that this corner of Tuscany offers and end your day with a walk to the Castellina in Chianti, breathe the air of the village, and explore its typical shops.

This is the perfect Chianti wine tour to enjoy alongside a group of friends or family members so be sure to bring them along!

7. Cellar Tours - Private Tours of Ancient Pompeii and wine tasting in volcanic vineyards

Cellar Tours - Private Tours of Ancient Pompeii and wine tasting in volcanic vineyards

Join this Naples wine tour and you will be visiting one of the most prestigious wineries in the region for an educational experience that will be paired with beautiful views.

You will visit locations such as Casa Setaro, Cantina del Vesuvio, Olivella, and De Falco. You will also take part in a volcanic vineyard walk, and of course, a tasting of the winery’s best wines. You will enjoy a five-course lunch that will be paired with excellent wines made with local grapes such as Lacryma Christi white and red blends, the fresh and aromatic white Falanghina and of course the rich, red Aglianico which your taste buds will certainly thank you for.

You will end this Naples wine tour with a digestive walk amid the excavations at Pompeii and even receive a unique wine gift after you get dropped off at the end of the evening.

8. Tuscany Now and More - Vineyard Horseback Riding Tour & Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Tuscany Now and More - Vineyard Horseback Riding Tour & Wine Tasting in Tuscany

Whether you are an experienced rider or simply a beginner, this wine tasting tour is for you so make sure that you do not miss your chance to be a part of it!

The private tour will begin at the Monte Chiaro estate, where you will enjoy a one-hour wine tasting of four of the estate’s organic Chianti Colli Senesi wines.  Following your tasting, you will join Melissa Cipriani and her team as you will begin your vineyard trail tour.

This is a truly unique experience and will surely show you a new side to Chianti wine so be sure to book your spot and taste wine like never before!

9. Destination Florence - Chianti Half Day Wine Tour

Destination Florence - Chianti Half Day Wine Tour

Discover the beauties and flavors of the Chianti region with this amazing wine tasting tour and you will definitely not be disappointed!

You will savor the pleasure of a real wine experience with tastings of three typical exquisite wines as well as visit the tiny village of Greve in Chianti, the so-called “capital” of Chianti. You will also enjoy a traditional meal with Tuscan specialties at the end of this wine excursion.

This is one Chianti wine tasting that you should not miss so be sure to join and you will be talking about this experience for many years to come!

10. The Grand Wine Tour - Roero Wine Tour

The Grand Wine Tour - Roero Wine Tour

This is one of the wine tours that you should not miss so come and join this experience along with some friends for a day filled with delicious wines and lovely views.

You will enjoy a gourmet lunch at Ristorante 21.9 in Piobesi d’Alba as Chef Flavio Costa blends his Ligurian heritage with local Piedmont ingredients for a dining experience that will be refreshing and very unique. You will also take part in a private guided winery tour at Tenuta Carretta in a stunning restored farmhouse and their impressive aging room where barrique and large oak barrels are used to age Roero and Barolo are stored.

You will take part in wine tastings of 4 wines and by the end of this wine tour you will have a new love for these wines and how they get produced.

11. Alghero Tours - Alghero Walk & Wine Tour

Alghero Tours - Alghero Walk & Wine Tour

Walking and wine tastings might seem like an unconventional combination for a fun day out but this experience is sure to change your mind!

You will be told all about the history of Alghero which was founded by Genoises, but colonized by Catalans for almost 4 centuries, and especially all about its peculiarities which makes it a unique place within Sardinia. At the end of this guided tour you will be walked to “La Cantina” where qualified personnel will look after you for guided wine tastings of 3 different local wines along with Sardinian aperitifs cheese and cold cuts.

This unique experience in Alghero will give you a new weekend activity to take part in so don’t miss out and book it for your next trip to the area.

These wine tastings in Italy will show the delicious and very beautiful side of Italian wine and will give you a fantastic list full of Italy wine tours for you to enjoy.

If you find yourself drawn to any of these experiences then be sure to check out our other wine tastings in Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Rome, Piedmont, Taormina, Sicily, Chianti, Naples, Siena, Venice, Puglia, Salento, Alghero, and of course Sardinia.

Disclaimer: Note that the food images displayed on this website are for illustrative purposes only. They are not indicative of the actual dishes or presentations you should expect during the classes. We strive to provide the best culinary experience, but the appearance of dishes may vary. Always refer to class descriptions and details for accurate information on what to expect.

Frequent Asked Questions

  1. Choose the wine areas you want to visit to coincide with your travel schedule so that you are not going out of your way to drive somewhere far
  2. Choose the best season depending on the region to avoid the tourists and/or to see harvest season
  3. Book in advance to ensure that your spot is booked
  4. Plan which wineries you would like to visit so that you can be sure that you will enjoy it
  5. Visit no more than 2 or 3 wineries a day so as not to exhaust yourself
  6. Make the most of your visit and don’t fret too much about the small details
  7. Remember that you don’t need to be a pro to go for wine tasting so just enjoy it

When choosing a cooking class it often helps to choose one that teaches a topic that you are interested in learning about. Ensure that the class level is not too far above your own skill level and that the way that the class is taught, is at a comfortable pace and level of participation for you.

Also ensure that you call ahead if you have any specific concerns about the class in terms of dietary requirements, if you need to bring anything along with you or if you are unsure about the way the class will be run and what will be expected of you.

Summer and Early Fall are the best as the weather during these months is typically warm and dry which is perfect for exploring vineyards and tasting rooms. This period also coincides with the grape harvest (or ‘crush’) season when wineries are abuzz with activity which will be a brilliant additive to the wine tours that you will enjoy.

Veneto, Tuscany, and Piedmont are the top 3 wine regions that produce high-quality Italian wines and are home to some of the best wine tastings in Italy.

Unless you head to an enoteca (wine bar), wine tastings in Italy are a bit more formal than tastings in the US and while there are some areas in the United States where you can hop from winery to winery, in Italy, you generally need a reservation or an appointment to attend the wine tastings.

You can easily find wine tours to enjoy, or you can travel solo and if you get yourself an international license for either car or Vespa you can certainly do your own thing, plan your own route and head to the wineries that really tickle your fancy.

Tuscany is home to Italy’s most scenic vineyards, verdant rolling hills and likely the country’s best-known wine, chianti. It is Italy’s most ancient wine-producing region, dating back to the 8th century BC, and its wines are often blends that incorporate its native Sangiovese grapes.

The Tuscany wine region is one of the most prolific in all of Europe, with internationally-recognized wines of all styles. From dry white wines and full-bodied red wines to sweet wines, a large quantity of Tuscan wine is recognized as DOC and DOCG, the top levels of Italian wine.

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