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Rome Wine Tasting & Wine Tours: 13 BEST Experiences

Wine lover in Rome? Then you can’t leave the city without checking out these phenomenal Rome Wine Tasting & Wine Tours! I’ve compiled a list of the best experiences for you to choose from.

We all know that wine is much more than just a beverage in Italy, and while Rome is not a city particularly known for this sacred drink, it does it justice. 

Rome’s surrounding regions, such as Lazio and Tuscany, are some of the most celebrated wine-producing areas in the country, and the city boasts countless enotecas and bars showcasing the best national products, from crisp whites to bubbly Prosecco and bold reds. If you’re planning to stay at least 3 days in Rome (or more, or less really) – wine tasting ought to find its spot in it!

After selecting your favorite experience from this comprehensive Rome wine tasting & wine tours list, you’ll get to journey through Italy’s best wine varieties and focus on learning more about its production, treating yourself to a dine and wine evening, or heading out of the city for a vineyard visit. The choice is yours!  

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or curious to try new things, these tours promise an unforgettable and educational adventure. So, grab a glass, and let’s toast to the joys of wine in Rome!

👉 Why trust my suggestions? I was born in Bologna and traveled extensively throughout Italy. Leveraging a decade of experience in the travel industry, I’ve identified the wine tours & wine tasting experiences in Rome that truly capture the spirit and flavor of the region. It’s not just about the wine; it’s about ensuring you experience the ambiance, tradition, and essence of Italy with every glass.

I usually use Viator, Get Your Guide, and Walks to book activities around the world. I especially recommend them for their fantastic cancellation policy, which allows you to cancel most tours up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. 

The BEST Wine Tasting in Rome

▶️ Discover the essence of Italian wines right in the heart of Rome with this Shades of Italian Terroir – A Tasting of Minimal Intervention Wines. You’ll join a sommelier in a private tasting room to sample six handpicked, organic, and low-intervention wines, each of which has its own terroir and characteristics. 

Learn about the grape varieties and production methods of each from your expert guide, who’ll be delighted to introduce you to sustainable farming and winemaking, teach you about the adequate food pairings for each glass, and discuss all things wine with you. Printed materials will be provided to help you breeze through the tasting session

📝 This Wine tasting in Rome includes: A guided wine tasting session, six wines, food pairings, and printed learning materials. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Indulge in the ultimate culinary experience with this Rome: Wine & Food Paring Dinner with Sommelier near the Pantheon. Start the evening with a classic Italian aperitivo in a historic private cellar, with a feast of Prosecco paired with cured meats and regional cheeses. 

Once you’ve stimulated your appetite, sit down at an elegant family-run restaurant for a scrumptious 3-course dinner, featuring a pasta dish, a meat or vegetarian main course, and dessert. Each course will be perfectly paired with Italian wines to enhance the flavors – both of the meal and the wines. 

The evening ends with a stroll outside the beautifully-lit Pantheon – quite the romantic experience!

📝 This tour includes: Guided wine tasting, and a 3-course dinner. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Immerse yourself in 17th-century Rome during this 2-Hour Caravaggio Art and Wine Experience. Held in a splendid location near Navona Square, in the area where the artist used to live,  you’ll listen to tales about Carravaggio’s life and art while sipping on a glass of wine and admiring reproduced copies of his artwork. Optionally, you can enjoy private access to witness an original Caravaggio painting in a secret location. 

You’ll then indulge in a delectable tasting of regional wines conducted by a sommelier, who’ll help you hone your wine-tasting skills and not only discover new flavors but learn how to tell them apart. The wines will be paired with delicious appetizers. 

📝 This tour includes: A guided wine tasting, appetizers, a Caravaggio map, and an introduction to his life and work. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The BEST Frascati Wine Tours from Rome

▶️ Escape the Roman hustle for a delightful Roman Countryside Food & Wine Tasting in a Medieval Winery. Discover the secrets of winemaking as you tour a traditional wine cellar nestled in Borgo village. 

After learning about the production of regional wine and discovering the fascinating history of the cellar, where two mammoth tusks were found in the 1930s, you’ll be treated to a guided wine tasting. An expert sommelier guide will reveal the nuances of three Italian wines, perfectly paired with a delectable Roman-style lunch in a local restaurant. 

Before leaving you’ll have the opportunity to purchase your favorite wines or olive oil to take home. 

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, a wine cellar tour, wine tasting, and lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️Savor the flavors of the Italian Countryside on this exciting Pasta Making with Wine Tasting and Dinner in Frascati. Begin by visiting a charming family-run winery, where you’ll sample exquisite DOCG red and IGT white wines, immersing in the local winemaking heritage. 

Then, put on your apron and become a chef for a day during a hands-on pasta-making session led by a skilled chef. Dive into the secrets of making fresh pasta from scratch, choosing your favorite recipe, and cap off the trip with a scrumptious homemade dinner (your pasta!) and more wine.

📝 This tour includes: Roundtrip transportation, a cellar tour, a pasta-making class, wine tasting, and dinner with wine pairings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Get ready for a flavor-packed adventure with this Frascati Wine Road from Rome: Tasting & Lunch. You’ll have to catch the train from Rome to Frascati and meet your guide at the city’s train station, from where you’ll embark on a culinary adventure through the city’s rich food culture, indulging in regional delights along the way. 

You’ll get to sample fresh biscotti and porchetta, and relish a jug of wine from the area’s oldest tavern, before paying a visit to a historic family vineyard. There you’ll tour the different stations and learn about the winemaking process, besides sampling delicious local wines, bread, and olive oil. 

Finish your tour at a local trattoria for a full lunch, and make the most of your free time to explore Frascati at your own pace and do some wine shopping. 

📝 This wine tasting near Rome includes: All food and wine tastings, a vineyard visit, a guide, and lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Rome Wine Tours

▶️ Discover the tranquility of the Roman countryside with this Wine Tasting in Frascati Tour from Rome. Enjoy a comfortable ride to a 300-year-old winery, where you’ll have the opportunity to delve into the history and techniques of winemaking, a crucial part of ancient – and modern – Roman culture. 

An expert will guide you through vineyards and cellars as you soak in the picturesque scenery that surrounds you, and then indulge your senses with the finest local wines during a very informative tasting. Choose between a morning or afternoon tour, whatever fits better on your schedule!

📝 This Rome wine tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, a local guide, a winery visit, water, and wine tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Ready for a wine-filled day? Check out this Frascati Wine Region Tour with Wine Tasting from Rome to immerse yourself in the world of vines and grapes. You’ll visit a 300-year-old winery nestled in the hills that’s been family-owned and run since the 18th century. 

Tour the vineyards and cellars, and learn about the evolution of wine culture and its making process from your knowledgeable guide. You’ll then be treated to a guided wine tasting of carefully selected wines, paired with freshly pressed olive oil, bread, and other delicacies. 

This tour promises a perfect blend of history, scenery, and the finest Italian wines.

📝 This wine tasting tour from Rome includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, a local guide, wine tastings, water, and snacks. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Hungry? Best Food and Wine Tours in Rome

▶️ Embark on a sensory journey through Rome’s most vibrant neighborhood on this Trastevere at Sunset: Rome Food & Wine Tour. Also known as a foodie’s paradise, Travestere buzzes with restaurants, bars, and local eateries where you can sample the best of Italian street food, scrumptious main courses, and sweet treats. 

Led by a local expert, experience the authentic aperitivo culture sipping Prosecco with an impressive spread of charcuterie and cheeses. Dive into the world of supplì, a classic Roman street food item, and join locals at a popular bar for a glass of Spritz.

Exquisite Italian wines perfectly paired with savory dishes, and an artisanal gelato are possibly the highlights of the tour, which includes over 10 food samplings and 6 drinks.  

Trastevere at Sunset: Rome Food & Wine Tasting Tour

📝 This food and wine tour in Rome includes: A local guide, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Get ready for a delicious journey around the Vatican City neighborhoods with this Rome: Sunset Food and Wine Tour Near Vatican City. The experience is all about exploring Rome’s local gems, starting with a stop at a gourmet food shop, where you’ll dive into a delightful array of Italian cheeses and cured meats with wine pairings. 

Then, it’s pizza time at Gabriele Bonci’s Pizzeria, where you’ll taste the tastiest slices in the area. You’ll also visit a local restaurant to indulge in handmade pasta paired with DOCG Vermentino wine, and cap off the tour with an artisanal gelato. 

📝 This tour includes: All food and wine tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ On this 4-hour Rome: Food Tour and Wine Tasting in a Traditional Trattoria, you’ll explore the historic heart of Rome…and eat your way through it! Accompanied by a fellow foodie guide, you’ll savor artisanal salamis and cheeses paired with fine wines, indulge in fried salted code and pizza by the slice, and try local rice balls. 

You’ll wander around the vibrant neighborhood of Trastevere and work up an appetite (yes, despite having enjoyed sumptuous tastings!) to have a delicious Roman antipasto and 2-course meal at a restaurant, paired with wines. Cap off the tour with a gelato!

📝 This tour includes: A guide, a walking tour, and all food and drink tastings. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

The Best Wine Tours from Rome to Tuscany

▶️ Embark on a captivating adventure with this Tuscany Guided Day Trip from Rome with Lunch & Wine Tasting. You’ll head into the Val d’Orcia region, marveling at the scenic hills that surround you, and visit the charming town of Montepulciano, which is famous for its fine wines and Renaissance charm. 

Learn about Vino Nobile and Brunello di Montepulciano wines on a walking tour, then enjoy a tasting with a 3-course lunch on a local farm. Next up is a trip to explore Pienza’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, designed by Pope Pius II. There you’ll have free time to shop for pecorino cheese or wander at your leisure before returning to Rome. 

If you’re looking for memorable Tuscan wine tours from Rome, you can’t go wrong with this one!

📝 This Tuscan wine tour from Rome includes: Roundtrip transportation, a guide, headsets, a visit to Pienza and Montepulciano, lunch, and wine tasting. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ This Private Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Rome with Lunch offers a fun-filled day in the countryside with comfortable transfers and delicious wine. Immerse yourself in the history of Tuscany and its legendary vineyards with the tales and tidbits offered by your knowledgeable guide, and tour a renowned winery to learn the ins and outs of winemaking. 

You’ll get to sip the prestigious Vino di Nobile and Brunello di Montepulciano paired with a Tuscan lunch, and explore the enchanting towns of Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, and Montepulciano. This is one of the most spectacular Tuscany wine tours from Rome, and it accommodates up to seven people. 

📝 This private wine tour from Rome to Tuscany tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, a driver/tour escort, wine tasting, and a Tuscan lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Rome Wine Tasting & Wine Tours FAQ

Is there wine tasting in Rome?

Yes! While Rome is not widely known as a producer of wine, it offers memorable wine-tasting experiences, both in the surrounding countryside or in trendy enotecas in town.

What season is best for wine tours in Rome?

The best time to visit wineries and vineyards in Italy is during the fall, in the months of September and October, as this is the time of year when the harvest takes place, and there are usually many festivities around it.

What are the best private Tuscany wine tours from Rome?

In my opinion, the best vineyard tours from Rome for private groups are these: 
Wine Tasting in Frascati Tour from Rome
Frascati Wine Region Tour with Wine Tasting from Rome

What is the closest wine region to Rome?

The Lazio wine region is the closest wine region to Rome, which is why many wine tours from the Eternal City visit wineries in this area.

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.