Breathe the Roman countryside atmosphere, taste my wine and learn more about the wine culture of my region.
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.
Book your Once-in-a-lifetime Experience
Cantina del Tufaio
Via Cancellata di Mezzo, 30
Zagarolo (RM) – 00039
Phone: (+39) 06 95 24 502
Cell: (+39) 328 31 39 537
Monday | Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12.45 PM | 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 1.00 PM