The 9 Best Wine Tours From Rome For Wine Tastings and Sightseeing

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If you are visiting Italy’s capital, don’t miss out on the delectable wine tours from Rome. While in Rome, we were surprised to hear about the lesser-known nearby wine region. 

After taking food and wine tours from Rome, we highly recommend exploring the Roman countryside.

Experience more of Itay’s culture and rich culinary history with visits to nearby wine regions like Frascati, or Tuscany further out.

If you want to discover Italy’s wine regions, the best wineries, and local grape varieties, this is your guide to the 9 best wine tours from Rome.

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Comparison Table for Best Wine Tours From Rome

Rome Wine ToursPrice ($USD)Group SizeStart TimeDuration (hours)Highlights
Tuscany Day Trip from Rome 
Tuscany Wine Tasting and Hilltowns Tour$224.91Max 187:15 am13hWine tasting at Montalcino vineyards and visit of the medieval fortress
Tuscany Wine Tour From Rome$201.13Max 107:30 am12hTwo winery visits and sightseeing in San Gimignano
Private Wine Tasting in Montepulciano Tuscany Tour$664.90Private group tour8:00 am5-6hExclusive medieval winery visit with Tuscan lunch
Private Wine Tasting in Frascati from Rome$270.53Private group tour10:00 am and 3:00 pm3hPrivate winery tour with great food and wine
Frascati Winery Tours: Half-Day Winery Tour From Rome
Frascati Day Trip with Lunch Private Wine Visit$311.63Private group tour8:30 am6hA winery tour and lunch in Frascati
Small Group Exclusive Winery and Wine Tasting Tour in Frascati$62.78Max 1511:00 am2.5hAn antique Roman cave visit with amphora wine tastings
Minardi Wine and Food Tour in Frascati$84.47Max 1510:30 am4hOne winery tour with traditional lunch in Frascati
Rome Food and Wine Tours
Trastevere Food and Wine Tour$140.09Max 105:30 pm3hFood and wine tour with 9 different tastings
Wine Lovers Tasting with Food Pairing and Gelato $62.78Max 102:15 pm1.5hItalian wine tasting and gelato
The price of these wine tours from Rome is shown in Euros. We provide USD conversion at the time of writing. Please note that prices and availability might vary slightly when you book your winery tour from Rome.

Tuscany Day Trip from Rome

1. Tuscany Wine Tasting and Hilltowns Tour from Rome

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Indulge in exceptional wines and stunning views

Travel to Tuscany on a day tour from Rome to hilltop medieval towns, wineries, and towns.

This 13-hour full day Tuscany wine tasting tour takes you from Rome to the heart of Tuscany.

The town of Pienza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for Pecorino cheese will be your first top.

After an introduction to the town and delicious cheese, you’ll also explore the area’s cuisine paired with delicious wines.

In the famous Val d’Orcia region, you’ll savor a farm-to-table lunch at an organic farm with delicious Tuscany wines, local cheeses, and olive oils.

Spectacular views of the undulating rolling Tuscan Val d’Orcia hills paired with exceptional wines will undoubtedly steal the show.

The wine tour continues after lunch to Montalcino an area known for the production of Montalcino Red wine or Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello di Montalcino.

You’ll learn about the winemaking tradition at a family-owned Montalcino vineyard while tasting even more exceptional wines.

Before heading back to Rome, you’ll climb the walls of the Montalcino Fortress and enjoy views of Tuscany’s rolling hills, cypress trees, and olive groves.

This is one of the best wine tours from Rome that takes you to the heart of winemaking in Tuscany.

Cost: $224.91 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 13 hours. Tour starts at 7:15 am

Group Style: Group tour of a maximum of 18 people 

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2. Tuscany Wine Tour From Rome

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Explore Tuscany’s wine paradise from Rome – Photo credit: Italy on a Budget Tours on Facebook

Take a day trip to Tuscany from Rome and visit two wineries and the medieval hilltop town of San Gimignano.

This full-day trip designed for travelers under 40 years of age is a fun-filled wine-tasting adventure through Tuscany.

After taking the high-speed train from Rome to Florence, you’ll meet your guide and take the Chianti Road, to your first wine producer visit.

The passionate wine producer will guide you through a selection of 4 wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Classico, and Super Tuscan.

You will also sample a 30-year-old balsamic vinegar and truffle extra virgin olive oil.

In the historic town of San Gimignano, your next stop, you’ll try several wines at one of the best wineries. You’ll sip on the city’s famous Vernaccia white wine, a rosè wine, and red Chianti wine.

While in San Gimignano, your knowledgeable guide will walk you through the town sharing the rich history of this medieval village.

This is one of the best winery tours from Rome for groups of friends who want to explore Tuscany from Rome.

Cost: $201.13 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 12 hours. Tour starts at 7:30 am

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people

3. Private Wine Tasting Tour in Montepulciano Tuscany From Rome

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Explore fascinating underground wine cellar – Photo credit: Rome Italy Explora Slrs on Facebook

Enjoy an exclusive Tuscany wine tour from Rome on this private guided wine-tasting tour to Montepulciano.

With luxury transportation and a private driver and guide, you’ll be picked up from your hotel in Rome and spend 5-6 hours discovering the famous Montepulciano wines.

Heading to your destination, you will travel through the picturesque Tuscan region, filled with history, vineyards, and hill towns.

In the medieval town of Montepulciano, you’ll discover the treasured Italian wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG.

The Renaissance poet, Francesco Redi once called Vino Nobile di Montepulciano the “King of all wines.”

With your local guide, you’ll visit one of the most ancient and beautiful wine cellars and learn about the unique wine making process.

As you taste different local wines, the wine expert owner will share the history of each one of the different world-class wines.

The winery’s ancient wine cellar will surprise you with its unique architecture, resembling a Roman Gothic Cathedral.

A traditional Tuscan lunch along with local cheeses and charcuterie will accompany your wine tasting experience.

This half day tour from Rome offers an exclusive experience for wine lovers who want to explore one of Italy’s most revered wines.

Cost: $664.90 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 5-6 hours. Tour starts at 8:00 am

Group Style: Private group tour

Frascati Winery Tours: Half-Day Winery Tour From Rome

4. Private Wine Tasting in Frascati from Rome

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Experience the charm of this influential wine region

The Frascati wine region, just south of Rome, is one of Italy’s oldest wine regions. The wines from this region were popular with the Ancient Romans who called it “golden wine.”

You can visit this small and influential wine region on a 3-hour private Frascati wine tasting tour.

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Rome, and in a private car with a local guide visit a 300-year-old winery.

Frascati is best known for white wines that come in both still and sparkling wines. 

On your private tour of the winery, you’ll visit the vineyards, wine cellar and learn about the different grapes and wine making techniques.

You’ll try a range of Frascati wines made with different grape blends. From dry to medium sweet versions. 

Each wine you sip will be accompanied by various local foods including local cheeses, salads, fresh bread, nuts, and more.

With close proximity to Rome, this wine tasting experience in Frascati offers the opportunity to see the countryside while learning about the local wines.

Cost: About $270.53 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 3 hours. Tours start at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm

Group Style: Private group tour 

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5. Frascati Day Tour with Lunch and Private Wine Visit 

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Visit the historic town of Frascati

Frascati is famous for notable villas built by the Popes and the Roman Noble Class used as summer country houses.

If you are looking to escape the heat or crowds in Rome, take a Frascati wine tour from Rome and discover the picturesque town and century-old villas. 

This 6-hour private Frascati day trip with lunch takes you to the town where you explore the ancient city and visit an ancient winery.

Your friendly guide will tell you the history of Frascati, the world known for the production of wine, renaissance architecture, and ancient villas. 

The wine estate you will visit is near the volcanic Lake Regillo, and you’ll taste the volcanic soil’s influence in the wines.

At this magnificent vineyard and cellar, you’ll learn about ancient and modern wine-making techniques.

You will also enjoy Frascati wine tasting of 3 different local wines, red, white, and sweet, paired with delicious cheese and olive oil.

From the winery, you’ll head to a traditional Italian restaurant in town for Roman pasta accompanied by more local wines.

This private Frascati day trip with lunch immerses you in the local culture, history, and wines.

It is not to be missed by wine lovers who go beyond Rome and dive deeper into Frascati Superiore wines.

Cost: About $311.63 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 6 hours. Tour starts at 8:30 am

Group Style: Private group tour 

6. Small-Group Exclusive Winery and Wine Tasting Tour in Frascati

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Cantina Imperatori high-quality wines – Photo credit: Cantina Imperatori on Facebook

Take the half-hour train from Rome’s Central Termini train station for this small group exclusive winery tasting in Frascati.

This 2.5-hour wine-tasting tour in Frascati takes you to one of the most prestigious wineries in Frascati.

After meeting your local guide at the train station in Frascati, you’ll start with a tour of the town before heading to the winery.

From Frascati town, on a clear day, you will savor spectacular views over Rome and all the way to St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

With your local guide, you’ll visit the famous Cantina Imperatori winery and learn the art of producing Rome wine, from harvesting grapes to the bottling process.

Also included are visits to the wine cellar and a 2000-year-old Roman cave, used as the production place of their most exclusive wines.

You will taste 4 different local wines from sparkling to those aged in clay amphoras.

Also, your Italian wines will be paired with a tasting of local snacks and  Italian specialties. 

It is convenient to get to Frascati by train, and this tour is the perfect option to expand your Italian wine knowledge and visit a renowned vineyard.

Cost: $62.78 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 2.5 hours. Tour starts at 11:00 am

Group Style: Group tour of a maximum of 15 people 

7. Minardi Wine and Food Tour in Frascati

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Beautiful view on the vineyard – Photo credit: Minardi Historic Winery on Facebook

The Minardi Historic Winery is one of the oldest and best known Frascati winery.

The family has been making wines since the 19th century and today’s 9th-generation continues the tradition of making exceptional Frascati DOCG wine.

This 4-hour Minardi wine and food tour starts at the Frascati train station where you’ll first visit the town before heading to the winery.

As you learn about Frascati’s rich history and local culture, you’ll marvel at the Renaissance villas that belonged to the Popes and noble Roman families.

While visiting the city, you will stop at a traditional wine bar for a tasting of artisanal jug wine paired with firewood-baked flatbread.

From there, you’ll go to one of the most famous wineries in the region, Minardi Frascati Winery. 

You will visit the vineyards and olive groves spread across the estate. A wine expert will lead your tasting of 3 boutique wines.

With that, you will also try the premium estate-grown extra virgin olive oil along with bites of local specialties.

traditional lunch at the vineyard along with even more wine tasting sessions will round out your Frascati wine from Rome.

If you want an exclusive wine experience near Rome, Italy, at a historic winery, this tour is for you. 

Cost: $84.47 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 4 hours. Tour starts at 10:30 am

Group Style: Group tour of a maximum of 15 people 

AUTHENTIC FOOD QUEST TIP:  If you want to learn how to make pasta, Minardi winery also offers cooking classes. The farmhouse chef will teach you to make pasta from scratch which you will enjoy with a selection of Minardi wines including Frascati Superiore. Find out more about cooking classes at Minardi Winery. 

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8. Trastevere at Sunset Food and Wine Tour

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Sparkling wine and a delicious aperitivo

If you are staying in the center of Rome, explore Italian wines on a food and wine.

This 3-hour Trastevere at sunset food and wine tour takes you to Rome’s bohemian for a taste of the Eternal City.

We took this food and wine tour and enjoyed sampling more than 9 different Roman specialties across 5 restaurants and wine bars.

As sundown begins, you’ll start your exploration of this local neighborhood with Aperitivo where you’ll try several local wines.

The wine tour tasting experience at other local neighborhood cars. You’ll also indulge in Roman street food as you get to know the different iconic sites n the area.

One of the highlights is a stop for dinner at a family-run trattoria. You will devour some of the most delicious and classic Roman pasta dishes all washed down with more delicious local wines.

Artisanal gelato ends your food and wine tour, and you get a complete Rome food and wine tasting experience in three delicious hours.

If you prefer to explore Rome wine in the Eternal City, this is the best wines and food tour to take.

Cost: About $140.09  per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 3 hours. Tour starts at 5:30 pm

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

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9. Professional Wine Lovers Tasting with Food Pairing and Gelato 

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Taste local wines with delightful pairings

Explore Italian wines in the Eternal City at a wine bar with a wine professional.

This 1.5-hour Italian wine tasting is designed for wine lovers who want to discover new Italian wines and learn how to pair them.

At this beautiful wine bar in Trastevere, you will try two to three different delicious wines while learning all about Italian wine culture.

The wine tasting will be accompanied by great food and specialties like sun-dried tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, or truffle-infused honey.

Other pairings you’ll also try will be exquisite Rome wines with local cheeses like Asiago cheese and Pesto Genovese.

You will learn how to match your food with the right wine.

The tasting experience ends on a sweet note with some of the best Italian gelato in Rome.

If you are serious about taking your Italian wine knowledge to new heights, this wine tasting experience in Rome is not to be missed.

Cost: $62.78 per person

Time and Length of Tour: Approximately 1.5 hours. Tour starts at 2:15 pm

Group Style: Small group tour of a maximum of 10 people 

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What to Consider When Choosing a Wine Tour From Rome Italy?

Wine tours from Rome wine tours help you explore more of Italy’s celebrated wine regions.

The wine tours featured all offer unique experiences to different parts of the country. As you plan your winery tours from Rome, here are a few considerations.

What Kind of Wine Tour Experience Do You Want

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Visiting a wine cellar on wine tours from Rome

To choose your perfect wine tour experience, consider your expectations and preferences.

Are there any specific towns in Italy you want to visit?  Some tours go to Frascati, Tuscany, San Gimignano, and others.

Do you want a full-day wine tour? Or do you prefer a shorter morning or afternoon wine tour from Rome?

Do you prefer a private wine tour experience or are you comfortable sharing the experience with a group?

With these considerations in mind, simply choose the best wine tour from Rome wine that suits you.

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What Is Your Budget for Your Rome Wine Tour

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Plan your perfect wine adventure

Another aspect to think about is your budget and travel itinerary for your wine tour from Rome.

Wine tours from Rome range in price from $62.78 to $664.90 per person.

Depending on your group size and dates, some tour providers may be able to offer discounted rates.

On a positive note, all of these wine tours from Rome have a free cancellation policy up to 24 to 72 hours before the experience.

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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions Wine Tours From Rome

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Which is a Popular Day Trip from Rome for Wine Tasting?

A day trip to the Frascati wine region, which is close to Rome is a great option to learn about Italian white wines from Frascati. 

What are the Closest Wine Regions to Rome?

The capital of Italy is surrounded by many famous wine regions, such as Frascati, Atina, Nettuno, Colli Etruschi Viterbesi, and Tarquinia.

What is the Best Season for a Winery Tour?

Winery tours take place all year around. If you want to see the wine making process in action, taking a winery tour during harvest, typically in September is a great idea.

Can you do a Day Trip from Rome to Tuscany?

The fastest and easiest way to go from Rome to Tuscany for a day trip is to take the high-speed train which takes only 1.5 hours. You can also drive, though plan for about 3 hours.

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