Each trip is tailor-made to fit around your flight
and match your group schedule.
The following itinerary outlines a typical programme based on a morning arrival.
You will be with a local, lifelong winemaker throughout your tour.
On your arrival at Venice airport you will be met by us and transported in an air conditioned minibus to your pensione in Camino al Tagliamento; a traditionally built house with six ensuite rooms.
After you have settled in we will meet in the spacious kitchen/diner for welcome drinks.
Firstly we will take you to the largest winery in the region to see how wine is produced on an industrial level, with a little tasting afterwards. (Included)
Then out to a local restaurant for a typical ‘trattoria’ style lunch. (Included)
After lunch we will visit a small independent organic coffee producer to enjoy the aromas of roasted coffee and taste various blends (included)
We then visit a smaller cantina with a very different ethos - and more tasting. It would be rude not to! (Included), returning to the pensione to relax and refresh before an aperitif at a local bar, which grows and sells its own wine. (Included)
We are happy to book you into an authentic local restaurant, serving regional dishes, and provide transport there and back. (Food and drink not included)
Day Two... options
The Collio Tour OR Prosecco/Veneto Tour
The Collio is known for producing the best white wines in Italy, but also stunning reds and dessert wines. This tour is recommended if you would like to explore an undiscovered area for new wines - wines that will surprise you and which are also consistently good.
An early start is required so we can make the most of this day. We will be heading east to the beautiful Collio, close to the Slovenian border, tasting some of the best indigenous wines of the area.
We will visit two wineries, meeting the pioneering owners and tasting their new and exciting wines. (Included)
After lunch at a local farm (not included) we will continue to explore this fantastic area, full of terraced vines and independent wineries.
Firstly we will visit a stunning old winery with a tour around of the villa included and a little tasting in the cellar afterwards. (Included)
The next winery we visit has been passed down through the generations; everyone in the family plays a part.
If you have the stamina we will stop at a local frasca for a pitstop on the way home!
We return to the pensione that evening. Again we are happy to book you into another local restaurant. (Food and drink not included). The Minibus will drop and pick you up.
OR The Prosecco Tour
An early start is required as we set off to Valdobbiadene in the neighbouring province of Veneto. A beautiful scenic drive to the true home of Prosecco takes us firstly to a small, independent, family-run winery, where you will sample their delicious bubbles on the terrace with stunning views over their terraced vines.
After lunch at a lovely local restaurant (not included), we will visit one of the largest, most prestigious wineries in the area. (Tour and taste included)
The journey continues to another Prosecco producer with a wholly different feel. (Included)
After our visits we will drive through the beautiful countryside of this Prosecco province, stopping in the charming castle town of Conegliano.
We return to the pensione and again we are happy to book you into a local restaurant for your evening meal. (Food and drink not included). Minibus available.
After a leisurely breakfast at the pensione we then travel by minibus to a spectacular local Villa with ties to Venice and Napoleon and have time there to appreciate the chapel and the lovely gardens.
This is followed by a stop at a local winery that once produced wine for the last Doge of Venice plus a little tasting (included) before lunch at a farmhouse kitchen. (Not included)
After lunch we travel to the beautiful town of Udine or Cividale del Friuli where you will be free to wander around the ancient piazze, admire the architecture or simply soak up the atmosphere in the local cafés.
We then return to the accommodation. If you would like us to book you into another local restaurant, the minibus will be available to transport you there and back. (Food and drinks not included)
An easy morning with a chance to stroll around and explore the lovely village of Camino Al Tagliamento.
We will meet up at a local frasca for an aperitif before a traditional lunch and a few final glasses of wine… Transfers back to the airport will depend on your flight times.