Florence Wine&Cheese Tasting

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From $43.37

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Break up your day of sightseeing in Florence with a quick wine and cheese tasting at a family-run wine bar in the heart of the city. Relax in a Florentine “enoteca” and sample three Tuscan wines served with local cheeses, olive oil, and other regional specialties. Learn about each wine and its pairing from your sommelier host plus pick up general tips for choosing and serving wines from Tuscany.
  • Discover a landmark “enoteca” (wine bar) in the heart of Florence’s old town
  • A one-hour wine and cheese tasting that easily fits into your touring day
  • Delve into the world of Tuscan wines with a sommelier-led experience
  • Sip Super Tuscan Noir and Chianti DOCG paired with Tuscan cheeses

Sample Menu


Samples of Tuscan olive oil, including Frantoio, Leccino and Moraiolo varieties


1 glass of Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG red

Accompanied by pecorino cheese and Tuscan ham


1 glass of Brunello di Montalcino Tiezzi red

Accompanied by Finocchiona and cheese


1 glass of Super Tuscan Noir red

Accompanied by Tuscan salami

What's Included

  • Cheese, wine and olive oil tasting
  • Expert sommelier guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Enoteca Alessi
    Via dell'Oche, 27/red, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

    Your tour meets at the wine bar, Enoteca Alessi at Via delle Oche 27 Red, 50122 Florence. Please arrive 5 minutes prior to tour departure.

Start time

05:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking
  • All participants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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219 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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Great experience!
Bridget_C, Jan 2023
We enjoyed a wine tasting in the lower level of this beautiful and well stocked wine bar. Staff was very friendly and informative
Fabulous wine tasting adventure with Matteo
Shari_S, Nov 2022
Matteo was fabulous! A knowledgeable and welcoming sommelier who shared his passion for wine. A delicious charcuterie board accompanied our wines and Matteo added a bonus olive oil tasting. Enoteca is an incredible wine bar and shop. I have never seen anything like it!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Grazie Shari!
Don’t waste your time or money on the Wine and Cheese Tasting.
Dan_H, Sep 2022
Enoteca Alessi is a fantastic place to shop for wine, liquors, and gourmet snacks like “BaBa Al Ruhm “ but don’t waste your time or money on the Wine, Cheese, and olive oil tastings promoted on Viator and operated by Fat Tire Tours. We had a very disappointing experience for the €40 per person we paid for this. We tasted 3 wines, 2 cheeses (actually just pecorino cheese, one young and one aged), some prosciutto and some salami on a board and a little olive oil on some dried bread. Quantity aside, the “expert sommelier” just tried to just give us the wine and cheese and get rid of us. He gave us the wine, recited a script, and then took off, Same with the cheese board and olive oil. The other table that was guided by someone from Fat Tire Tours had a much better presentation than we had from the Enoteca Alessi employee who was supposed to be an expert sommelier.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Dan, my sincere apology that this wine tasting experience left you disappointed. We have been working with Alessi in various capacities for many years, but this particular collaboration is new and unfortunately it appears that not all of their sommeliers are able to offer the kind of experience that we demand... not yet anyway! We are meeting with the management to make sure that nobody is left disappointed in the future.
Bad experience, such a rip off
Tobias_M, Sep 2021
We got 3 very small glasses of wine instead of 4 and we didn’t sample any olive oils. Also, the tour stated that we would try different kinds of cheeses and it was only two cheese options. After 5 minutes the guide was done and he left, we finished the 3 sips of wine in 20 minutes and that was it. Very disappointing for the €80,- we paid for this
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hi Tobias, I am so sorry to read this. It is unacceptable that the sommelier didn't stay for the whole experience and that you received less than advertised. Our regular sommelier was not available but that is no excuse - the stand in should know better. I will look into it and make sure this doesn't happen again. Once more: My sincerest apologies for the disappointment.
New view
Marsha_F, Jul 2019
Now I have a better understanding ....I'm not an expert-but now i know more about my wine, my cheese, and my olive oil.
Wonderful Time!
Hayley_D, Jun 2019
This was a very relaxed and informational tasting. My siblings and I had a lot of fun learning and tasting different wines. I would highly recommend to anyone that wants to learn more about wine or just taste some great wine and cheese and olive oil! Thank you for a great time!
This tour was awesome! I was traveling...
Kari-Ann D, Oct 2018
This tour was awesome! I was traveling alone so it was nice to be able to sit down with a small group there were only three others attending and enjoy great wine. Good value for money and just an overall great Florence experience!
Very nice for a short tasting...
Herbert L, Oct 2018
Very nice for a short tasting. Location was a little hard to find.
A wonderful private experience learning...
Rumaisa K, Apr 2018
A wonderful private experience learning about the best wines and cheeses from the region.
This was one of our absolute...
Kayla H, Feb 2018
This was one of our absolute favorite parts of our entire trip. The lovely owner of La Divina Enoteca was both congenial and knowledgable, and we learned quite a bit and enjoyed ourselves immensely! Everything was absolutely delicious from the wines, to the cheeses, and the conversation - thank you for an incredible experience - one which we won't ever forget!
Our host was knowledgeable...
Sue K, Nov 2017
Our host was knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. His store was beautiful and the wines and cheeses were delicious and paired nicely.
Awesome experience with a knowledgable...
Banning S, Nov 2017
Awesome experience with a knowledgable guide! Would do it again in a heartbeat.
This was a delightful experience. I...
Sandra M, Oct 2017
This was a delightful experience. I learned a lot about the regional wines and olive oils. Wines were fantastic! Had a great time. Would do it again.
I enjoyed this experience and...
Di K, Sep 2017
I enjoyed this experience and learned some new things about local wine and cheese. The presenter was very knowledgeable and approachable, and the setting was conducive. It was a very small group the day I went, so it was quite personal - I think the group size is always kept low, so I'm sure it would be fine. It was not cheap for a short session, but it was a good experience.
We had a lot of fun tasting the...
maja471, Jul 2017
We had a lot of fun tasting the various wines, cheeses, olive oils, and bread. Very knowledgeable guide, great place, nice group! Would recommend this for a very fun, relaxed couple of hours!
I would highly recommend this to...
Matthew R, Jul 2017
I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Florence, that may not have time to make it out to the any of the wineries. This was a great way to experience some of the local wines while staying right in the city! It is also a beautiful thing that all of the wines that you taste on this are very delicious and affordable if you wanted to purchase at the end of the tour.
We had a very nice time here...
Lauren N, May 2017
We had a very nice time here, learning a lot about the local wines and foods. The tasting host gave us great tips on what to look for in wines and olive oils and the best things to pair with each type of wine. We got to taste some different types of wine than we did on the rest of our trip through tuscany and the shop was beautiful.
Our host was very knowledgable and...
angela_f, Mar 2017
Our host was very knowledgable and has a very nice selection of wine and cheeses. He was a bit serious for our group but he tolerated our bad jokes very well. It was just our group of 5 so He was able to tailor the experience to our group. The place was a bit hard to find but overall a very authentic experience.
My husband and I ended up being the...
Kelsey D, Mar 2017
My husband and I ended up being the only people for the tasting and we had a blast! An hour was the perfect amount of time and the wine and cheese pairings were delicious! Definitely recommend!
Very intimate experience with a...
Hilary H, Feb 2017
Very intimate experience with a small group. The wines were fabulous and we ended up buying many of the samples we tried. The tasting was in a fabulous shop with lots of yummy and unique things to buy!