South End Wine Tour

Price: $92.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A taxi (not included, approximately $24 US round trip) is required to reach your departure location and return to the pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Hors d'oeuvres, 6 glasses of wine. Additional food and beverages are available for purchase at the venues.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing weather appropriate, business casual attire.
Restrictions The minimum age to participate on this tour is 21 years old. The tour can accommodate guests who have a wheelchair or walker and have a companion to assist them. Scooters are not permitted on the tour.

Head to Boston's South End neighborhood to delight your palate with wonderful wines hailing from France and Italy's wine countries when you embark on this tasty wine tour. Your tour includes an expert wine ambassador and six glasses of exquisite wines, including Sicilian Gotham Project Nero d'Avola wine and Vignerons Buxy Bourgogne Blanc from Burgundy, France. You'll enjoy your wine samplings with a small group and dine on savory appetizers, such as French-style steak tartare, Italian cheeses and salumi. With stops at the renowned South End restaurants of Cinquecento Roman Trattoria and Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin, this wine tour is ideal for wine and food enthusiasts.

As one of Boston's best neighborhoods for foodies, South End has much to look forward too, including the starting point of your wine sampling tour: the Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin. This French brassiere's atmosphere takes you far away to Paris thanks to its relaxed setting of communal tables and gas lights. Follow your wine ambassador to the Parisian zinc bar to excite your taste buds with the sweet berry notes and light red wine flavors from an all-French wine list, including Marquis de la Tour Brut Rose sparkling wine and Vignerons Buxy Bourgogne Blanc. You'll also get to devour divine appetizers that pair perfectly with each glass, including Heritage tomatoes seasoned with Spice Provence and steak tartare with a side of aioli and croutons.

Next, stroll down for South End's narrow streets for a brief walk that leads you to Tremont Street--the neighborhood's center for nightspots and a vivid art scene. Take in its charming atmosphere with its Victorian-style row houses and vintage townhomes as you make your way to your final stop at the Italian restaurant Cinquecento Roman Trattoria. Here, you'll connect the Roman influence in its atmosphere of natural wood beams and as you sample two divine wines: the Santa Cristina Campogrande from the Orievto region of Umbria, Italy and the Gotham Project Nero d'Avola wine from Sicily.

Delight in the flinty flavor of the Orvieto grape blends and the richness from Nero d'Avola grape notes that exudes from these delicious wines. Your expert wine ambassador will lead a discussion on wine and show you the perfect pairings for these Italian wines, including Formaggio or cheeses like Parmigiano Reggiano and Taleggio. If you want to add more meaty or salty flavors, consider pairing your Nero d'Avola grape blend wine with salumi like Bresaola and Sopressata Picante. With so many flavorful Italian wines and hors d'oeuvres to sample, you'll satisfy your gastronomic cravings before returning to your pier.

Whether you're looking to learn about the best wine and food pairings or you just want to wet your palate, this guided wine tour gives you the chance to do both right in Boston's prestigious South End neighborhood. Take your taste buds on an unforgettable wine adventure and reserve your spot on this guided wine tour today!