My number one goal while in Venice was to find a shop that fills your empty water bottle with wine for only a couple of euros! I found these brilliant places while researching Venice and I knew I needed, not wanted, but needed to get me some water bottle wine! Only problem, all the addresses I had google mapped were just flat out wrong! We went to 4 or 5 that I had mapped out, and none of them were these wine places. Google maps failed me! I HATE Venice's addressing system - just stupid! It was nearing the departure time of our train and I still hadn't gotten my precious plastic bottle wine. I was desperate; we started asking shop owners if they knew where one was. And thank goodness, we eventually found one!
You can either bring an empty water bottle or other plastic vessel in and have it filled with wine or you can buy a liter bottle at the shop. We found one of the shops known as Nave de Oro; there are multiple locations throughout the city and they tend to be the most lax when it comes to the type of bottle you can use. We got 2 empty bottles for like €.45 each and then filled them each with a liter of wine for like €3 each. They had maybe 10-15 different wines to choose from, all of which were in vats. The wines were all local; I love trying the wine of the region we're in! We opted for a Cab Sav, the most prominent varietal of the region, and a Pinot Nero. And then we went out to the square and started drinking! That cheap wine was actually pretty damn good! If we were staying in Venice, I would have come here everyday! I had finally found my water bottle wine; my trip to Venice was officially complete!
Katherine & Bradley
Two engineers with a passion for food and travel! Join us as we eat our way through the world!