Wine Experience with Nicoletta

Wine Experience

With Nicoletta

Breathe the Roman countryside atmosphere, taste my wine and learn more about the wine culture of my region.

About me

My name is Nicoletta. I am a sommelier and professional wine taster. In 2015, after graduating in management and economic science, I left my career to help run my family’s home vineyard, and to focus on my winery.

I would like to invite you into my world to take a moment away from the crowds of Rome and explore our wine estate with me.

Our winery has been in operation since 1881 and our tour will take you through why my family have been making wine for this long, and the evolution of our wines, touching on my parents specialising in producing sparkling wine in the traditional method in 1994; my taking over running the winery from 2015; and my first experiments with winemaking in 2017 as a tribute to my grandfather.


My family has been making wine on this vineyard for 6 generations, and I would like to share our history with you.

As we walk through the vineyard you will learn about the productive cycle of winemaking, as well as how we make and refine our wines. Our tour will also answer the question ‘Why was the concept of wine so different for Roman people 70 years ago?’

We finish our tour by entering our unique wine cellar cave, dug 17m deep into the ’Tufa rocks’ in 1881. There, we refine our Sparkling wine — Spumante metodo classico, because the temperature is perfect for fermentation in the bottle: 12° celsius!

Of course a tour of the vineyard and cellar would be incomplete without a wine tasting, and we have 3 delicious wines for you to sample – our exclusive sparkling wine made using the same method as Champagne, a white and a red wine.

I’d love to show you a funny evaluation method to use during the wine tasting, using 3 of our 5 senses. The wines are accompanied with antipasto including salami, cheese, bread and our homemade olive oil.

You will enjoy these wonderful moments in our relaxing estate, with time to chat, and to forget the hustle and bustle of Rome for a while.

The experience takes approximately two hours.

We welcome solo visitors and groups of up to 12 people.


What’s included


The wine will be served with salami, cheese, bread, and our homemade olive oil. Let me know if you are allergic, or if you are vegetarian or vegan.


Up to three / four glasses of Tufaio Spumante Pas dosè, Tufaio igt bianco, Casale Tiberio igt rosso.


After your confirmation I will provide detailed instructions about the train that you have to take and the timetable for reaching me!

I will wait for you to enjoy a relaxing and educational day!




The wine tasting experience with Nicoletta was amazing; the location of the winery is a bit out of Rome so you get a chance to have a break from the busy city, and also its a beuatiful location. Nicoletta was very friendly and knowledgeable; we tasted three different wines and got a lesson in pairing different types of food items with the wines. All in all, definitely highly recommend! A bonus point - there were two cats who kept as company
we had such a wonderful afternoon on Nicoletta's family's winery. The area is beautiful and it was lovely to get out of the business of Rome to enjoy some delicious wine. Nicoletta was extremely friendly, getting to the winery was easy and she gave very clear instructions on how to do so. She is very knowledgeable and speaks passionately about the wines her family produces which made the experience extra special. We tried 4 different wines, sitting in their courtyard as the sun was setting around us, it was a beautiful way to experience some beautiful wines!
This was my second visit to the winery. Nicoletta and her family are wonderfully accommodating. Nicoletta does a phenomenal job at teaching the history of the winery while teaching more facts about their process. We love the underground cellar and the food pairing. Their wine and olive oil are spectacular. I am sure we will go back for a 3rd time.
We had a great time with Nicoletta! The wine and food was amazing. We can recommend this trip if you want to learn about winemaking and taste great wine.
Nicoletta is an incredible host and her family’s vineyard is beautiful. The wine is some of my favorite I’ve ever had and the whole experience was very personal!
we had a great time escaping the bustling city to the beautiful countryside winery. the wine was delicious and the stories were great!
Jeg er normalt ikke til vin, men jeg må sige at det har ændret sig efter denne oplevelse! Nicoletta er en fantastisk vært og det så spændende at høre om hele historien om deres vingård, og processen om hvordan det bliver lavet. Jeg kan helt klart anbefale vinsmagning her, hvis man vil have en ekstra ordinær oplevelse til en rigtig tid pris!
From the driving to the place with the owner to having the tour and to tasting the wine, everything was lovely, personal and beautiful. We are really greatful for this experience.
로마 여행 중에 선택한 와이너리 투어는 너무 즐거웠어요 😊 와인을 좋아하지만 전혀 와인에 대해 알지 못했었는데 이번 투어를 통해 와인을 생산하는 법, 그리고 와인을 음미하는 법을 배우게 되어 좋았습니다! 그리고 호스트가 와인을 정말 애정하고 있다는게 느껴졌어요. 😊 복잡한 로마 여행 중에 자연풍경을 감상할 수 있는 마을에 오게되서 기분이 좋았습니다!
Nicoletta is a super bright wonderful person and her knowledge about wine is amazing. On the top of that, comes her passion about the vineyard which is owned by her family in generations and when it came to tasting… she deserves all the stars! We left smarter and super great full and happy…😍 (And of course with a few bottle of delicious wine …😳😳😍😍😍😍🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹)


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Cantina del Tufaio
Via Cancellata di Mezzo, 30
Zagarolo (RM) – 00039

Phone: (+39) 06 95 24 502
Cell: (+39) 328 31 39 537

Opening Times
Monday | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12.45 PM | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1.00 PM