Veneto Wine + Culture Tour

SEVEN Days | SIX Nights

2019 Dates: SOLD OUT

2020 Dates: September 21 - 27

Welcome to the Veneto

The Veneto, home to some fantastically good-looking cities such as Venice, Verona and Vicenza, is one of Italy's top wine producing regions by quantity and quality. Its diversity should be noted as well — between the refreshing, bubbly Prosecco and the deep baritone Amarone, happily live a few outstanding whites (Soave, Custoza and Lugana), a rosé (Bardolino Chiaretto),  enjoyable, fruity reds (Bardolino and Valpolicella) and a more complex red (Valpolicella Ripasso). And we can't forget the deliciously sweet dessert wines Recioto di Soave and Recioto della Valpolicella, and the powerful grape-skin brandy Grappa.

Our 7 Day - 6 Night, sommelier-led Veneto Wine + Culture Tour introduces you to all of them through a carefully curated itinerary of artisanal and historical wineries. We'll also see a Palladian Villa or two, hike the terraced prosecco vineyards, explore Vicenza and Verona, learn how to make a typical Venetian recipe, and relax in a luxurious spa overlooking Lake Garda. You're already packing your bags, aren't you?

Just home from a great tour in the Veneto led by Leslie Rosa. Superb selection of winemakers and restaurants that gave us a great feel for the region and its food and wine culture. She picked wonderful places to stay and built an impressive itinerary. And, Leslie is a fount of interesting information on the language and culture of Italy. This was my second trip with her, having gone on her tour of Piemonte in 2017. I highly recommend Leslie and La Dolce Vigna, and will be excited do another tour with her again. Thanks Leslie, you were superb!
— Mike P. | Seattle, Washington


Veneto WINE TOUR Highlights

  • Taste THROUGH THE VENETO's ACCLAIMED AND DIVERSE wines, FROM PROSECCO TO AMARONE, at handpicked wineries by your sommelier guide

  • PRIVATE Palladian Villa Tours


  • Hands-on Cooking Class of Venetian Recipes


  • ENJOY A PRIVATE City Tour of Verona, the romantic setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Your Luxurious Accommodations in the Veneto

Depending on the itinerary, we will stay in two or three hand-picked estates sprinkled throughout the Veneto. From a gorgeous agriturismo in Prosecco wine country to a hip boutique hotel in the heart of Vicenza to a regal villa in the land of Valpolicella, you will love the unique experiences that each offers.

ALL-INCLUSIVE $4600 / person based on double occupancy

Meet Your Sommelier Guide + Founder of La Dolce Vigna

After a decade of working in the art world for eminent institutions and artists in New York, London and around the globe, Leslie moved to Italy, fell in love with Italian wine, and became a certified sommelier with the Associazione Italiana Sommelier. She has lived in Tuscany (Siena) and the Veneto (Venice) and has traveled extensively throughout the country, seeking out small wineries that have a story to tell, local gastronomic wonders, cultural gems and experiences that exude the good life to share with you.

Leslie knows all the special little nooks and crannies that you would never find on your own.
— Alison Blickle

La Dolce Vigna Difference

  • Small Groups. Our tours are always limited to a maximum of 12 people to assure you an intimate experience.

  • Sommelier Guides. You will always have a certified sommelier guide to answer all of your wine-related questions on the road.

  • Family-Run and Historic Wineries. Our tours are centered around small, eco-conscious, family-run wineries that make truly outstanding wine, and packed with cultural insights.

  • Foodie Central. Be prepared to eat. A lot. We've picked out amazing spots for you, from the small, loved-by-locals osteria to the Michelin-starred restaurant

  • No Cookie Cutter Tours. Depending on the season and local events, we will custom organize the best and most insider experience for each group.

  • All-Inclusive. Rest assured that your tour price includes all meals (except for one lunch), activities, hotels, transportation from the moment we meet until our fond farewell.

  • Down Time. For those of you who have been on other group tours, you know what we're talking about. Part of living la dolce vigna is taking the time to truly savor your experiences and surroundings. We've built in time for you to do just that at your own pace and on your own terms. Long live slow travel!

  • Helping others. Besides helping the local, artisanal economy through visiting small wine and food producers, eating at traditional trattorie and staying at intimate hotels, a donation on behalf of each individual that takes one of our tours will be made to 10,000 Gardens in Africa, a Slow Food initiative aimed at cultivating sustainable and healthy communities throughout Africa.

La Dolce Vigna - Private Wine Tour

looking for a Private wine tour of Italy?

Look no further! In addition to the intimate group tours above, La Dolce Vigna also curates private tours—with or without a guide—based on your dates, interests, and budget in the Veneto, Tuscany, Sicily, Piemonte, Puglia and Basilicata. We will open the doors to an authentic dolce vigna experience complete with exceptional food and wine, colorful personalities, warm hospitality, cultural sites not to be missed and many, many photo-worthy moments. (Trust us.)

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