Venice Wine

What and Where to Drink in Venice?

We spent a month in Venice researching what local wines to drink and where to drink them. We’ve compiled a summary of the information we collected so you can start enjoying these wines as soon as you arrive!

Significantly, whether sparkling or still, most wine in Venice is white wine. The limited selection of local red wines should not be a problem, given the abundance of seafood. However, if you want a glass of red wine with your Fegato alla Veneziana, your best option is Valpolicella DOC. So, there’s something for everyone! Enjoying a glass of local Prosecco while marveling at the incredible Venetian architecture is the perfect way to spend the afternoon.

If you want to buy wine like a true Venetian, there are several bulk wine stores offering a wide selection of local varietals.

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Local Wine in Venice

Venice is in the Veneto wine region.

Cinque Terre Vineyards in Riomaggiore, Italy

Veneto Wine

Sparkling Wines

  • Prosecco
  • Prosecco Rose

White Wines

  • Pinot Grigio
  • Soave

Red Wines

  • Bardolino
  • Valpolicella
  • Merlot

Sweet Wines

  • Recioto di Soave

Check out our Veneto Wine page for more information about these wines.

Wine Bars in Venice

Venice is famous for its wine bars called Bacari, which serve a small glass of wine (ombra) with small bites of delicious food (cicchetti). Bacari were originally created for the working class to socialize and enjoy affordable food, but nowadays, these places are popular among tourists.

Cantina Do Mori Cicchetti in Venice, Italy

Cantina Do Mori

Address: Calle Do Mori, 429, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Rétro Wine Bar

Rétro Wine Bar

Address: Campo drio la Chiesa, 4541, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Wine Bar 5000

Wine Bar 5000

Address: Fondamenta S. Severo, 5000, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

La Barrique Wine Bar

Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1765, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Cantina Arnaldi

Address: Salizada San Pantalon, 35, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

Cantine del Vino già Schiavi

Cantine del Vino già Schiavi

Address: Fondamenta Nani, 992, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Wine Shops in Venice

Venice is known for its exquisite wine shops that offer a wide variety of local and international wines.

Bottled Wine

Mille Vini in Venice, Italy

Millevini

Millevini, located close to the Rialto Bridge in the center of the city, has a large selection of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia wines. If you’re in Venice and seeking a quiet place to uncork a bottle or two and enjoy la dolce vita, Millevini is the perfect wine shop to visit.

Address: Ramo del Fontego dei Tedeschi, 5362, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Bulk Wine (Vini Sfusi)

Enoteca al Canton del Vin in Venice, Italy

Enoteca Al Canton Del Vin Venezia

Enoteca Al Canton Del Vin Venezia was a regular stop for us during our stay in Venice!

Address: Salizada S. Giustina, 2907/A, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Vino Sfuso Venice at A la Virtù

A la Virtu

Address: Fondamenta dei Ormesini, 2678, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy

Vini al Ponte

Address: Santa Croce, 1562/A, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy

Wineries Near Venice

Venice is known for its rich wine culture and has several nearby wineries to explore.

La Vigna del Mar

La Vigna del Mar is the only winery that produced Prosecco DOC in the Venetian Lagoon.

Address: Via de le Motte, 150, 30141 Venezia VE, Italy

Venissa

Venissa Wine Resort is a unique winery located on the tiny island of Mazzorbo in the Venice lagoon. The resort has a walled vineyard of traditional yet rare Dorona vines. The vineyard faces challenges due to its location, as the fields need to be flushed with fresh water after high tides to remove toxic salt. Despite this, Venissa continues to produce exceptional wines that are a testament to the dedication and passion of its winemakers.

Venissa is also known for its Michelin-starred restaurant, making it a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts.

Address: Fondamenta di Santa Caterina, 3, 30142 Venezia VE, Italy

De Stefani Wines

De Stefani Wines offers various wine tasting and tour options.

Address: Via Luigi Cadorna, 92, 30020 Fossalta di Piave VE, Italy

Sutto Wine

Address: Via Adriatico, 48, 30016 Jesolo VE, Italy

Barollo Winery

Barollo Winery offers wine tastings and tours by reservation only. They also offer vegetarian or completely vegan food pairings.

Address: Via Rio Serva, 4B, 31022 Preganziol TV, Italy

Terre di San Rocco

Terre di San Rocco offers guided tours with wine tastings by reservation only. They experience can be booked on-line.

Address: Via A. Vivaldi, 32/E, 31056 Roncade TV, Italy

Villa Bogdano 1880

Villa Bogdano 1880 offers 1.5 and 2.5 hour wine tasting experiences by reservation only.

Address: Via Frassinella, 7, 30026 Lison VE, Italy

Vini Molon Luigino

Address: Via Grassaga, 50, 30027 San Donà di Piave VE, Italy

Winery Ornella Bellia

Address: Via Roma, 117, 30020 Pramaggiore VE, Italy

Tessère Winery

Tessère Winery offers different options for wine tastings with food pairings. Cicchetti and tasting of “Riserva” wine and classic method sparkling wine are available with reservations.

Address: Via Bassette, 51, 30020 Noventa di Piave VE, Italy

Le Carline Società Semplice Agricola

Address: Via Carline, 24, 30020 Pramaggiore VE, Italy

La Marca Vini e Spumanti

Address: Via Baite, 14, 31046 Oderzo TV, Italy

Cantina Viticoltori Ponte

Address: Via Giuseppe Verdi, 50, 31047 Ponte di Piave TV, Italy

Botter Wines

Address: Via Luigi Cadorna, 17, 30020 Fossalta di Piave VE, Italy

Orto di Venezia

Orto di Venezia produces wine in Venice on the island of San Erasmo.

Address: Via de le Motte, 1, 30141 Venezia VE, Italy

Self-Guided Winery Tour from Venice

If you only have one day for a wine tasting tour, we suggest visiting one or more of the following in the suggested order:

 

If you have a driver (and you definitely should), you could visit all four wineries on the list while spending less than 2 hours in the car during a roundtrip from Venice. Of course, how long the entire tour takes will depend on how long you spend at each winery. Regardless, it would be a long day of wine tasting and a stop for lunch would be strongly recommended!

NOTE: Some wineries in Italy require reservations for tastings and tours. We suggest you contact them ahead of time to make any necessary arrangements.

Wine Tours from Venice

Book a highly-rated wine tour from Venice to enjoy the local wines of the Veneto wine region!

FAQs About Venice Wine

What type of wine is Venice known for?

Venice is not particularly known for a specific type of wine. However, the Veneto region of Italy, where Venice is located, is known for producing some excellent wines. Some popular types of wine from the Veneto region include Prosecco, Valpolicella, and Soave. Whether you’re exploring the canals of Venice or enjoying a meal at a local restaurant, be sure to sample some of the delicious wines this region offers.

Does Venice Have Good Wine?

Venice is known for its rich culinary heritage, and it certainly offers a variety of wine options to complement its delicious cuisine. The Veneto region, where Venice is located, is renowned for producing some excellent wines, including both red and white varieties. So, whether you’re strolling through the streets of Venice or sitting down at a local trattoria, you can expect to find a selection of quality wines to enjoy with your meal. From crisp whites like Soave and Pinot Grigio to robust reds like Amarone and Bardolino, there’s something to suit every palate.

Is Wine Made in Venice?

The City of Venice is not typically known for producing wine. However, the Veneto region of Italy, which includes Venice, is home to several important wine regions, including Valpolicella, Soave, and Prosecco. These viticulture regions are known for producing a variety of high-quality wines, including reds like Amarone and Valpolicella Ripasso, whites like Soave and Pinot Grigio, and sparkling wines like Prosecco. So while Venice may not be a major wine-producing area, the surrounding region offers plenty of options for wine lovers to explore.

What wines are from around Venice?

Some of the wines that are produced in and around Venice include Prosecco, Valpolicella, Soave, Bardolino, and Amarone. These wines are often made from local grape varieties such as Glera, Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara. The Veneto region is one of the largest wine-producing regions in Italy and is known for its high-quality wines that pair well with the local cuisine.

What wine is from Veneto?

Wine from Veneto includes a variety of well-known Italian wines such as Amarone, Valpolicella, Soave, and Prosecco. Veneto is a region in northern Italy known for its diverse wine production, ranging from full-bodied reds to crisp whites and sparkling wines. Each of these wines has its own unique characteristics and flavors, making them popular choices for wine enthusiasts around the world. Whether you’re looking for a rich and robust red or a refreshing sparkling wine, Veneto offers a wide selection to suit different tastes and occasions.

Where is the Best Place to Stay in Venice?

Hotels in Venice

There are many great places to stay in Venice. For the best experience, we recommend staying near St. Marks Square (the castle marker on the map below). It’s the epicenter of Venice, with great cafes and bars for people-watching and the stunning Cathedral as a backdrop.

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