Wine Tours and Tastings at Local Vineyards and the Best Enotecas Around Rome

If you can't make it out to Tuscany, don't fret. There are plenty of places where you can taste good wine in Rome. From going on a wine tour to attending a wine tasting at an enoteca or gourmet food shop in Rome; there are plenty of options for those who want to stay in or near the city.

In Italian, a wine tasting is called a degustazione. Degustazioni or wine tastings are typically held in enotecas, which are specialty wine shops. Usually the wine you're tasting is accompanies by a light snack or spuntino which can be anything from olives, crostini or even formaggi (cheese). Some of the enotecas not only serve and sell wine by the bottle or glass but they also have a full-fledged restaurant as well. A popular enoteca in the Prati area that often features wine tastings is Enoteca Costantini. Here you can drink, eat and even inquire about tours at their nearby local vineyard in the Castelli Romani. Another place where you can go is Eataly. A newcomer on the scene in Rome, this mega gourmet food shop in Ostiense features all sorts of tastings from mozzarella and other cheeses to beer and wine. 

Perhaps, you might decide you want to latch on to a tour company that leads you out to the local vineyards in the Castelli Romani or takes you on a wine walk to some of the best enoteche in Rome to teach you what to look for in a glass of wine. Context Travel is a leader in sustainable travel tours in various topics including food and wine. Check out 10Best's list for more recommendations.



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Enoteca Costantini
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